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Poetry On Odyssey: Poems On Mental Illness

Poems about my experience with my mental illness.

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Poetry On Odyssey: Poems On Mental Illness

Cracked Skulls

I am too much

I am too much

I am too much


though you never make me feel so;

you reach within me

& you find the simplicity

that i so desperately long for


I am too much

I am too much

I am too much


you crack open my skull to drain me

of all liability & contempt

that I feel for myself

& I stitch myself up as you go


I am enough,

with you

or without you.


The Haunting Of My Conscience

I'm afraid to expose my dark parts to you,

for I fear my ghouls will send you away


though, I understand;

I've grown accustomed to solitude

I am a home of cobwebs and bottled up spirits.


Secondhand News

I am the capture release of a Canon

but never the subject of the lens.


I am the observer of the passerby

but never the admired mystery.


I am the keystone of a storybook

but never the protagonist.


Strangers' beating hearts sculpt me.

I am secondhand news.


Emotionally Emotionless

my mind is a pen of invisible ink;

a screaming incubus of inhibition


but I am a blank canvas;

I persist in detachment.


Paper Lips // Haiku

sinful prose escapes

contemptuous paper lips

seizing my sorrow


Lazy Bones

lazy bones

you sequester me

you drain me of viability


lazy bones

I adore you

I adore your existence


lazy bones

I detest you

I detest you efficacy


lazy bones

how addictive

how bittersweet


Lonely Sunflower

I am merely a wilted sunflower

in need of nutrients that the cryptic

hollows of nutrients refuse to provide

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