Mental Stigma

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  • shakeme4life
  • Learn yourself, love yourself, and respect yourself! Your past is but on step towards your future.

Mental Stigma

My mind is being invaded,
troubling thoughts cascading.

One moment i'm calm,
Next comes sweaty palms.

A stigma of being crazy,
I think most psychiatrist are lazy.

I'm my own worst critic,
on my character i nit pick.

Alienated, frustrated, feeling alone,
I nag my partner to the bone.

Medication keeps me in a daze,
I keep telling myself it's just a phase.

Pressure in my head makes me wanna pass out,
I lost everything my kids, my dignity , and my clout.

People use this disorder to quiet my truth,
I've got problems piling up to the roof.

How do i explain what i'm going through ,
when no-one believes in you.

My character has been framed,
like i'm on a death sentence of constant shame.

My children have lost trust and respect for me,
They've been trained to only see the disease in me.

Is this a nightmare , i'm forever trapped in ,
or punishment for all my past sin ?

Why is my good karma on hold,
as if the bad is the only side to be told ?

Day after day drowning in my own self pity,
all of my darkest secrets announced to the city.

Forever doomed to stay at the same level,
this hole is too deep to dig out with a shovel.

An outcast amongst family and friends ,
on going tragedy , when will it end.

For forgiveness from love ones i've begged and plead,
always labeled the bad seed.

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Kanicki commented on Mental Stigma

10-10-2010

Excellent - well crafted and flowing. Thanks for having the courage to write about the Stigma of mental illness. It's so disheartening that some folks have the need to rub salts into the wounds of others; this is largely due to pure ignorance. Thanks Again. Peace, Light and Love.

maryam21 commented on Mental Stigma

10-03-2010

This is a good poem and I couldn't of said it any better LeKing...

shakeme4life

10/09/2010

Thanks , this one is a taboo subject for many to talk about , and i hope that i change the negative stigma for people who have challenges ...

truth917 commented on Mental Stigma

09-22-2010

Great write sweetie! I think we all experience this, it's just alot of us aren't man/woman enough to see or admit. I love this one!

shakeme4life

09/30/2010

Thank you , that means alot to me , you don't know that if i had of heard anything close to those words years ago , it may have saved me some pain .....gained lot's of strength and experience so blessed i am

shakeme4life commented on Mental Stigma

09-18-2010

Yes , that's one thing this ice princess has to work on is emotion... lol thank you ,,, very true

ESSENCEOFLOVE commented on Mental Stigma

09-15-2010

I loved the flow in this one. I could feel the outpouring of emotion. Wonderful job!

shakeme4life

09/30/2010

thank you , i love the fact that you said , you could feel the emotion, from time to time i've bankrupt in that arena ...this one poem came with ease ....lol love ya

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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