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as I walked thru the abyss of mental breakdown… ( a poem)

As I walked through the valley they called breakdown
i felt touched by evil…
& they told me I was paronoid

they heeded not my words,
my dispair my pain
they prefered to imply
that i was insane…

everything I saw they called halusination
a symptom of uncontrolled imagination…
& they offered me drugs
to control my thots
to numb my mind
& supress my being
& all that was me..

They couldn’t see
all that was held
in the soul of me…

I did not threaten…
or abuse…
or harm…
I didn’t even attempt to charm…

I answered each question they asked with truth

Forssoth forsooth…
I screamed…

it felt for a thousand years…
as i cried the rains of a million tears…

as I walked through the abyss of breakdown

I danced with the demons of a million wars …
i heard their stories & saw their scars
& they meant me no harm
they were lost in the abyss
forever to roam…
ashamed & afraid
of all they had once
thot made them brave…

& in that abyss as i drowned in despair
i was embraced by angels who wander there…
holding me firm…
inspiring me on…
telling me
don’t worry…

when u feel like you don’t belong

keep moving …
keep going on…
you’ll find our way

it won’t be easy
on many a day…
but you’ll make it thru
but you really must believe in you
believe in everything you say & do

that will see you through
so I do…

& I advice that you do too,
when you walk through the abyss
that they call breakdown…

Author:

I have a keen interest in The Arts as therapy and a fundamental tool for understanding and managing mental health. I love nature, reading, writing, poetry, painting dance and yoga. And have a keen interest in social issues & humanities.

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