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In The Mind Of Mental Illness

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In The Mind Of Mental Illness

Crying Loudly but its all in my head,
The expression you see is a smile instead,
But if you look deep in my eyes they will tell you a tale
About how my appearance became so frail.

For the people around me I put on an act,
To hide the truth of control my life lacked.
Inside I am weak, Helpless and cold,
I feel Ive no-one to comfort me,no-one to hold.

I pace up, down and around my bed,
Trying to clear my head,
But inside my mind where the voices hide
I listened to what they said.

The noises I hear are the voices I fear,
I cannot drown out the sound.
Palms sweating and my heart is racing,
Collapsing to the ground.

Chest tightening...I cannot breathe, My visions turning black,
Here again on my own suffering another Panic Attack!

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  1. Date: 4/17/2014 3:33:00 PM
    Very strong emotion that you have penned in this winning work..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 4/16/2014 6:10:00 PM
    LOUISE, Congratulations, enjoyed stopping by. Luv ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 4/16/2014 10:21:00 AM
    i hope there have been no more panic attacks and all is well with your world. Perhaps this was just your poetry taking over. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/16/2014 9:56:00 AM
    WOW, Louise, this is strong, reminds me of the way I grip things when reality hits me in the face... deep poem. Congratulations, it was nice seeing Donald here on the soup today, he's took a long, long vacation. Leaving this contest, hanging. Glad to see it finally out. Your placement in his contest, rocks... xox~ Linda

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 9:09:00 PM
    You wrote this very well, I felt your emotions, there is always hope and help . welcome to poetrysoup. There is a lot of nice people here on this site ;}

    Phipps Avatar Louise Phipps
    Date: 4/8/2013 2:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thankyou :) x
  1. Date: 3/31/2013 9:56:00 AM
    You are very talented, I feel you in the emotions you display here!! - Jordan

    Phipps Avatar Louise Phipps
    Date: 3/31/2013 10:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thankyou for ur lovely comment Jordan :)
  1. Date: 3/17/2013 8:17:00 AM
    - Louise, you have posted a touching poem, you write very well. - Welcome to P-Soup, hope you will get much pleasure from sharing your words and thoughts here. - Have fun with words and share your comments with us. - Have a fine Sunday! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Phipps Avatar Louise Phipps
    Date: 3/17/2013 12:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much Anne-Lise :) xx
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 8:46:00 PM
    You are not alone Louise, you have friends here who listen without judgement, I am glad I stopped in to read your hear felt poetry, together in unity, we can be brave and overcome the voices and shadows that threaten our sanity. Be strong and brave, like Joan Of Arc, be a warrior with pen and word love hugs and peace to follow, Rose xxx

    Phipps Avatar Louise Phipps
    Date: 3/24/2013 9:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thankyou so much Mystic Rose :) x
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 3:48:00 PM
    Louise, your words are powerful and so real. I am a mental health nurse who has also fought depression. There is always hope. I find writing to be an awesome outlet for your feelings. Keep it up. Rick

    Phipps Avatar Louise Phipps
    Date: 3/16/2013 3:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thankyou so very much :)