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What’s In My Mind

Out of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most.” Mark Twain


“It is not the bruises on the body that hurt. It is the wounds of the heart and the scars on the mind.”― Aisha Mirza



Everyday people see me

Living like anyone else

From the outside, I look fine

But I am raging inside


I look like one of the guys

I talk like nothing is wrong

I laugh like I am alright

I even crack jokes sometimes


No one knows what's in my mind

My brain is like a haywire

I am battling my demons

I feel like I will explode


If you can see through my eyes

You wonder what I have lost

My lips look like I'm smiling

Not my heart it is bleeding


When I am all by myself

My solace is that one pill

To free me from everything

As I cry myself to sleep


In the morn when I wake up

I can sense the heaviness

Then I look in the mirror

Another day to pretend


How long can I keep this up

I'm losing ground! I'm drowning

I want to ask for that help

Before it becomes too late



Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step.” Mariska Hargitay

Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light.” — Albus Dumbledore

© 2021 Harriet Dionela

Comments

Harriet Dionela (author) from Taguig City, Philippines on March 25, 2021:

Thank you for your comment Treshty. It is very much appreciated.

Mental Health Month which is in May is fast approaching. However, it is a daily struggle for all those with mental health issues.

Let us not forget to provide support to those who need it and their families. Now more than ever no one should feel alone.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on March 25, 2021:

It hit my nerves! I could almost touch the pain you wrote.

In my case, I don't fake them I throw it out, let's say in a healthy way. After weeping I run to my library and feed my brain no matter the agony. It's all part of our lives, we just need to find constellation in darkness.

You've addressed your poem wholeheartedly. This is my kind of

" So beautiful "

I'm sending hugs and kisses take care always Ms Dionela

Harriet Dionela (author) from Taguig City, Philippines on March 24, 2021:

Thank you for reading the poem. Your comment is very much appreciated. The negative stigma of mental health issues is still high even though perception of it has improved recently.

It is good to encourage people having mental health problems to speak up, reach out and ask for help. It is ok to not be ok.

Clive Williams from Jamaica on March 24, 2021:

There are millions of people like this. Some are suffering very badly from Generalized anxiety Disorder. Some are just traumatized by incidents of life. The mind can be a very tricky place. It can build or destroy you. Good Write

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