I’ve tried training my brain to stay on track,
Yet when negativity swarms, my mind starts to attack.
What starts off as hope quickly turns into fears
Laying alone at night, pillows soaking up my tears.
It’s like Climbing up a ladder with endless rungs
Urging to shout at the top of my lungs
Overthinking, head is spinning
Sick of losing, I should be winning
The important thing is I know I’m not to blame
Mental illness is real and I’m not ashamed

Fears, health, negativity, doubts, positivity
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You always claimed to be a friend
And for a while this was true
Whenever you had problems I was there for you
The hours we’ve spent talking I used to listen to you weep
Caring so much I would sacrifice my sleep
But the one time I needed someone
You were nowhere to be seen
The countless times I’ve helped you
Yet you don’t seem as keen
I phoned you more than once to see if you’re around
With every ring my heart sank when I never heard a sound
The last few weeks I’ve struggled
Thinking what the hell I could say
To get my point heard
Without hurting your feelings along the way
Then reality hit, what is there I can do
When it’s obvious now I was always nothing to you

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Toxic friendships and a friend who will blank you


It was a room full of magic
Endless worlds to explore
When you left the room it was tragic
Because the magic was no more
However bad a day I’d had
You’d say there’s always magic here
So I never worried when I was sad
Because you’d always conjure up some cheer
I could watch your magic all day long
Please, more I want to see
It was like listening to my favourite song
You helped put the magic in me

If you are concerned about a friend or would like to know how to help a friend with mental health problems, the Mind Charity can offer support. If you like what you have read drop me a line or if you would like to read anymore work go here.



There’s one thing about you, I can clearly say
When I was in darkness you helped light the way
But I always hated liars, that part it true
So imagine my heartbreak when I discover you’re one too
So then you left and gave me no warning
Which of course made the negative thoughts start swarming
Now there’s no way out of which I can find
The horror of being trapped inside my own mind

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Lies leed to heartache
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Broken hearted due to find out

Panic Attack

Panic attack starts, quickly reaching its peak
Struggling for breath, feeling pathetic and weak
Deep breaths, looking round, trying to stay grounded
Hard to focus when you feel you’re surrounded
Keep trying to breathe, get myself calm
My own mind is attacking me, sounding an alarm
I focus on a point, a sign saying caution wet floor
With one last deep breath, I head for the door.

panic attack
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Mental Health

A poem about Mental Health

Why does daylight seem so hard to find?
How do I stop feeling trapped inside my own mind?
How can I feel so empty when my mind is always full?
How can a nice bright day still make me feel so dull?
How do I find strength to even get out of bed?
How do I stop feeling weighed down by the thoughts in my head?
Right, that’s it I’ve had enough of these questions.
It’s time I gave myself some new suggestions.
I won’t let depression win, my battle will never stop.
I will feel happy soon, and on that day I’ll be back on top.
I don’t know how long that day will take to arrive.
But the one thing I do know, is that I have the strength to survive.

Why - Questioning my own mind about mental health
Why is the question about mental health

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