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Troubled Minds

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Troubled Minds

The world is not kind
To those with troubled minds
A physical pain 
of someone deemed sane
Gets more loving care
 than the mental pain
of someone “insane”
How I wish…. I wish…
they were both the same.

People are not kind
To those with troubled minds
They can’t understand
Insecurity
Anxiety … worry
Paranoia
Obsessiveness
Compulsiveness
All seem too gory
Stress and Depression
Pain and Regression
Kidney problems are normal
Broken bones, mendable
But what if it’s hormonal?

Mood swings and sighs
Excessive laughter and cries
Are not understood
Why can’t they just be good?

Their physical aches
Gets medicated with ease
With pills of pain relief
But mental aches
Just bring them grief
So they send you off to a shrink.
It’s just the same…It’s the same!
Both get medicated…in different ways…
Yet just the same!

Oh world, care for the mind
Not just the body
Care for the mind
And the things that lurk inside
The darkness and sighs
The forebodings of night
Of ending a life
Relief is in a happy pill
That makes a person less ill

Take care of the mind
For it’s like any other organ…
It feels pain
It gets tired
It needs to be whole
So, have a soul and…
Care for those with troubled minds!

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  1. Date: 6/9/2014 1:27:00 AM
    It is almost like people think they can catch a mental disorder. There is so much that people need to learn. Compassion goes a long way towards helping. I've been having trouble getting on the net here in the states. We are in Leavenworth white water rafting. Gorgeous little town in Washington. The whole town is done up like German alps.

  1. Date: 4/27/2013 6:47:00 PM
    The worlds enough to screw any mind up. It's still a feared condition, peeps do not like what they can't understand. I see you have not posted in two days, are you ok

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/27/2013 9:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes...they really don't Richard. You're so sweet. I've been checking you to see if you've come up with something new! Come on...waiting! I'm OK....internet connection was out. Busy with church activities....thanks for asking! :)
  1. Date: 12/16/2012 12:13:00 PM
    So true,Eileen.Think there would be far less violence and trouble on earth if we cared alot more about troubled minds.Great poem my friend! Love,Arild

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 12/16/2012 2:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Arild! I appreciate your post. Glad you took the time to read! :) I agree with you. We live in a troubled world! Peace and light to you, my friend.