Best Mental Illness Poems
Below are the all-time best Mental Illness poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of mental illness poems written by PoetrySoup members
Counting Seconds-The Rewrite
i sit lonely.
the crowded restaurant is thick with sound
i pick away at it
moving back into the stagnant silence
of my own comfort
mental illness, change, character, conflict, confusion,
Last year, her imagination went double
So she ignored her previous schedule.
She put all her dreams inside of clear jars,
Decorated with different, assorted stars.
She believed if...
mental illness, art, dark, evil, integrity,
Lurking in dark corners
The swamp stirs in the night
As the deceiver rises
Begging to share his illusions might
Only behind the veil
Does he let his murky...
You Cry Alone
mental illness, sympathy,
"laugh and the world laughs with you,
cry and you cry alone"
how true and sad these words once penned
for this I've learned, yet learn again
Sarah's Story - Mental Illness
mental illness, crazy, depression, hurt, mental
Sarah’s Story - Mental Illness
Sarah, the “Crazy Lady,” was a familiar sight,
roaming the streets any time of day or night.
Her foul body odor announced her...
mental illness, crazy, cry, imagery, introspection,
In the deepest of sad emotions
My mind as been turned off
Exiting off the highway of life
The turn off of all time
As I rot in ...
me, mental illness, self,
I rise at the center of...
Is it a room? This is a face.
There is motion, too fast, too clamorous.
Cryptic and opaque. Shapes shift
into my field...
Not The Bird
bird, mental illness, metaphor,
I can see myself
Outside my window
I'm not the bird on the wire
But the pole on which the wire is strung
With a hundred other cables cut...
Winter Walking Blues
mental illness, brother, childhood, dad, death,
Glazed, deep snow, virgin crunched under my aimless walk
as I idle rambled onward through a vacant, bare-treed park.
Sun was so high that its brightness flashed...
mental illness, anxiety, depression, introspection, lost,
He speaks metaphorically to avoid dealing direct,
shows the unknown hand he’s against too much respect,
writes about his bravery though it’s no where to...
Maniac President's Song
mental illness, funny, humor, humorous, mental
(A parody of the Modern Major-General's Song from "The Pirates of Penzance" by Gilbert and Sullivan.)
I am the very model of a very stable genius.
fear, mental illness, science,
angst, judgement, mental illness,
I rip and chew at my edges
Trying to eradicate
The part of me that threatens to freeze
My mental disease
The part I...
mental illness, art, christian, humanity, life,
Discarded in yesterdays trash
Cardboard boxes never last
New things arrive in them
Old things stored in them
Rotting boxes on a voyage
Leftovers to those with out any coinage
abuse, mental illness,
They're all here, the disjointed pointers,
to peer, to leer, to jeer. They'll dig her out.
Oh yes she hears: voices with vices, snake-slimy
accusations hissing in her...
A Talking Door - Mental Hospital 1
allusion, anxiety, mental illness,
I sit with the wall against my back. The wall refuses to move despite endless requests.
The door opens and closes its mouth, it wishes to...
I SIT SOBBING
memory, mental illness, mother
I’m staring at the reflection in the mirror -
who is the lady with the grey hair?
Today a strange man came to visit me
I do not...
Seed of destruction
mental illness, abortion, anti bullying, bereavement,
Father of all bombs when dropped
five times greater than the mother
Where a fallen angel's dance begins
fornicating with matter darkening subjects
Minuanetta-Black Hole Beauty
conflict, emotions, mental illness,
Black Hole Beauty
Stay calm my beating heart for you will enter the vastness of the void
Consumed by a blackened bestial bliss that the demons...
mental illness, anxiety, character, confidence, conflict,
I'm a grit teeth beginner breaking out the cage,
growing strong and fitter with wit coming of age,
squeezing letters out of lemons got me in a...
mental illness, angst, anxiety, child abuse,
From a mouthful of this morning’s eggs,
I pull bits of char from yesterday’s breakfast.
‘I had no chance to scrub the pan’, I plea with myself-
Night rain on the window pane is the night sweat of my fevered life dream. Time bloats like the reflection I try to avoid. Tears...
A Plate of Disorder
mental illness, anger, confusion, food, mental
A Plate of Disorder
Are you ready to Disorder Sir?
What can I tempt you for a starter,
May I recommend the Turmoil Soup?
Garnished with Havoc Green Tartar.
mental illness, depression, i am, mental
I am a puppy here
The silentest (is that even a word)
I wheel my wheels among them
The alpha dogs
The loud ones
I am silent
mental illness, anxiety, conflict, cry, depression,
I am the ghost of my past life.
I feel hollow, empty, incomplete,
No one can hear me speak.
From a rooftop in budding May,
A beautiful time...