Am i ?

Glenn Merrilees By Glenn Merrilees, 7th Nov 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Writing>Poetry

my experience of suffering with depression and poor mental health.

mental health

I've sunk to the bottom
in a pit of despair
screaming for help
is there nobody there.

Cowering in terror
trembling with fear
it's cold and it's dark
and it's lonely down here.

Afraid of a shadow
i can't even see
stuck in an eddy
that's swallowing me.

Am i free as eagle?
folk say i look well
my stomach in turmoil
my soul in a cell.

Can't answer the doorbell
can't answer the phone
surrounded by loved ones
i'm still all alone.

Cant express feelings
that cut me in two
take pen to paper
the best i can do.

Far too many questions
answers far to few
never looking forward
as tears obscure my view.

I try to stagger forward
my crucifix in tow
am i going to make it?
i honestly don't know.

Do not treat me differently
for i am just the same
though depressed and anxious
please just use my name.

Although my world is clouded
my thoughts perhaps inane
i'm a fellow human being
and i am not insane.

We all cry and we all bleed
a fact that's sad but true
perhaps i cry a little more
but i'm as good as you.

Tags

Depressed, Depression, Depression Depressed Depression Sadness Misery Los

Meet the author

author avatar Glenn Merrilees
I'm a 48 year old scotsman and a mental health awareness activist. I'm also a multi- award winning multi- published (NOT self published) poet. i have read my work at conferences all over Scotland,

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