Hi everyone, I thought I would share some poems here since I dont really have anyone else to show them to. Hope they're okay!
Here's One I wrote at uni last week:
Looking at an Exam Anxiety Leaflet.
The caricatured time-bomb of exams
is swollen and red. So are the eyes
and hands of the student loosing hair
as he tries to remove his brain.
He hopes the ticking sound
is a tumor of the head.
I don’t mind a clock.
The mono-tune, repeated
knock that is always getting
closer to something.
A count down means that last night when
I stayed up looking at a screen for hours,
searching for your little icon
was not time wasted,
but time in waiting.
Better the nausea of a tick
Than the sinking gut you get
when you’re certain
you’ve missed the bus
and another one won’t come
by for a decade.
Tha'ts great Miky. Exactly points out how I feel at exam time.
Beautifully descriptive, Miky! Good luck for exams.
thanks guys! can I just say dargafleas I love your banner 'a slipping away from a life of people..." Its awesome
Here's another poem I wrote guys. I have depression and i think its really important to express yourself, and writing things helps me sort stuff out.
Wanting to be the black dog.
It’s unrealistic that four people
in the same house
all have something wrong.
I get out of bed
and go to work at the shop
where old men call me
darling and beautiful
and I don’t believe them for
a second. It’s because I work
that they don't take it seriously.
I want to sleep in bed
with Mum. I want to be as
patted as our black dog.
They like her because she can’t speak.
I say that I’m not doing well
and they want
me to lie in bed
all day to prove it.
I'm glad you can get some sort of handle on your emotions by writing. It's definitely possible to function more or less normally in society while not really coping. I hope you have someone to talk to when things get tough, if your family isn't able to give you the support you need. Best of luck.
PS. Thanks (re banner)!
I love 'Wanting to be the black dog'. I really like the way that you write. It's so effective and you show so much imagery! Know that we are always here to talk and help you with problems!