An Ode to Mental Illness

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Day, one of our gifted writers, Denver, took on what mental illness means to her and put her thoughts into a beautifully written poem. The struggles facing thousands of young adults everyday are vital to reflect upon, especially in times such as these. -Her Campus Hawaii Crew 

 

You can’t pin point it like a blemish.

It’s not a song you can skip on your playlist of life.

Just when you think it’s getting better,

You’re left with nothing but a brutal bite.

Clean,

Sleep,

Shatter,

Scratch.

Mind over matter they say, thank you Gandhi I reply.

Words drip so smoothly when they come from a sheep.

Though lions don’t lose sleep over their opinions,

Your eyes tell stories differently as they see nothing but defeat.

Bite,

Cry,

Jump,

Gone. 

Its Halloween dressed as Christmas,

A sharp spindle mistaken for a flower,

You wish nothing but to be how they say normal,

But the mind leaves the taste in your mouth of sour.

Dirt,

Run,

Connect,

Rub.

Refusal from the crowd to realize this is real.

Sensitive, of course however, still true.

To feed your mind with nutritious of reassurance,

Imagine all the things you can do.

Ill,

Treatment,

Therapy,

Improve.

You can’t pin point it like a blemish.

You or him or her or me, how will you know?

A smile can go a long way, even a ‘good morning.’

When did being, humans forget the ‘being’ and left those who to be nothing but low.

Take

Illness

More

Serious.

 

 

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