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
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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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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
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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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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.
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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.
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