Mental illness Poems

Popular Mental illness Poems
It's just grape juice.
by Erica Scott

I look into their eyes, so pure, full of life,
and wonder where I lost that will to learn.
I look into their eyes as I read from the book I no longer believe in,
and I can’t help but silently cry.
I don’t want them to see, in case it might be true,
that this book of magic words never helped me through,
that the words of this church did the opposite of what Jesus would do.
And as I weep inside, I see their faces light up with questions
“How could this be true?”
“Jesus,” I say. Everything Jesus.

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The Room
by Sarah A

Haunted by the ghost
of the girl who once lived there,
The Room was a graveyard
of her bottomless despair.

Funnily enough,
The Room once kept her alive.
She couldn’t let them see her secrets;
she must survive.


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Life Plays With Death
by PYG's Whisper

I’ve been needing your lies
I’ve been craving your poison
I’ve been missing your demons
I’ve been loving your hater
While I was playing with death
While it was fucking me upside down
While I was freezing face to hell
I’ve been moaning your name
When my hands were trembling
When my soul was jumping

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Finale
by Camron Thompson

The mind exits the head, the heart is being drained
Pulses bring me nearer to such a sweet release
Tears roll, cover, and dry upon that’s face
Looking in the glass that makes you myself
Choking on the lack of words I could never say
Every day brings me closer to my grande finale
No fireworks, no bangs, no tears to cry or fall
Regret fills the soul for any sign of life
Where is the angel that watches over thy’s breath
God will cry when he sees another life wasted

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home alone on the holidays
by Sarah A

Never hungry and never satisfied
I don’t know where to run
But I know where to hide

Past midnight wishing on the--
Is that a star or
a satellite? At
least the moon will always be bright.

Lonesome on a December night,

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Recent Mental illness Poems
It's just grape juice.
by Erica Scott

I look into their eyes, so pure, full of life,
and wonder where I lost that will to learn.
I look into their eyes as I read from the book I no longer believe in,
and I can’t help but silently cry.
I don’t want them to see, in case it might be true,
that this book of magic words never helped me through,
that the words of this church did the opposite of what Jesus would do.
And as I weep inside, I see their faces light up with questions
“How could this be true?”
“Jesus,” I say. Everything Jesus.

......

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Lost
by Helen Brownell

She could lose herself rounding the corner
Rounding a number, rounding up kids

In the embrace of a man,
A manic monologue, a new baby

She could find a melody and hold onto it for seconds at a time
Searching for true notes and faltering
Until she remembered
What she was supposed to be doing

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Drugs
by Helen Brownell

Drugs
Have made you old and me older
Drugs and mental illness
Drugs and mental illness interspersed with accusation, rationalization, retaliation
Arrests, hearings, warrants
Missed opportunities and stagnation
Suicide attempts and hospitalization
I could go on
But it started with drugs


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The Room
by Sarah A

Haunted by the ghost
of the girl who once lived there,
The Room was a graveyard
of her bottomless despair.

Funnily enough,
The Room once kept her alive.
She couldn’t let them see her secrets;
she must survive.


......

Continue reading
home alone on the holidays
by Sarah A

Never hungry and never satisfied
I don’t know where to run
But I know where to hide

Past midnight wishing on the--
Is that a star or
a satellite? At
least the moon will always be bright.

Lonesome on a December night,

......

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  • Helen Brownell
    Helen Brownell (2 poems about Mental illness)
    September 9, 1952 Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Hazel Nelson
    Hazel Nelson (1 poem about Mental illness)
    January 27, 2004 - Vermont
  • Katharine O’Gallagher
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