Posts tagged ‘mental health’

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  Severe anxiety Eats away Not only the mind But Also The flesh   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental…

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  Be careful Thoughts in our mind Can Sabotage Our Existence     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness…

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weeds grow Where are the flowers? I hear a bird sing outside I’m to busy chasing ghosts in my mind confused depressed unable to function another…

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  the chain turning destroyer mental illness without much effort can ravage a family        Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On…

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He endures antidepressant here benzo there down beers shots of whiskey anxiety beast needs to be fed count the seconds survived another day      …

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  panic attack comes to say hello brings gifts of sweating hyperventilating dry -heaves extreme nausea  that lasts for hours or days no relief how can…

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  How do I find it to write through mental illness? I just put ink to the paper and tap the typewriter keys.   Copyright© Edge…

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  my roommate snores cannot get sleep medication making me sick things not going well   I ask for a new room I’m told: ” ain’t…

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    another day at the lockup sure glad I’m not outside I would need an umbrella with all the rain I see from the windows…

Getting Used To It

  Today Had a discussion with the PA Leave in five more days New medicine seems okay Quiet in the lockup When I came in, it…

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  Fire burns Anxiety churns Please Help me Escape reality   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE  …

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  Tangled in a web  I try to flee from my demons I ask myself “Am I drifting into insanity?”   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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  3AM Wake up soaking wet 4 days in a row Shivering Medication side effect Causing me to lose more weight     Copyright© Edge of…

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  Changing hospital gown Looking in mirror I see a skeleton Lost over 40 lbs Neck bones stick out Still eating very little   Copyright© Edge…

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  The circle spins Nothing helps I sit rotting away in the pit Rats nibbling at my flesh Exposing Depression   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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  Panic attacks Would come and go I thought this was my life Until Tangled wires in the brain Short circuited Now Constant Shakes Permanently Embedded…

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  Medication Time Do not be late Stand in line Same time Everyday 9 am 9 pm     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021  …

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  This is the place for rejects The scum of society Nobody going to hold your hand here Keep head down Do as told Ask for…

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    Days are a struggle I like sleep Time to rest Downtime Again Wake up to the struggle   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021…

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    Sometimes It becomes so dam hard The weight Sinks me into the ground   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling…

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    It takes a tremendous amount of endurance to live with mental illness. Others see weakness, but they are too blind to appreciate the tenacity.…

Locked In

  This time the depression Holds me tight Like a vice Alone Again Tonight I continue to fight   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021  …

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  Stuck with glue Thoughts will not move What can I do? Just suffer Wait for time to pass   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021…

Unstoppable

    I cry Sometimes I can flood the driest desert with my tears It feels good to cry It feels bad when I cry Why…

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  I’m waiting patiently Here it is coming around again I reach out to catch No It passes me by Laughing all the way Another missed…

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  My brain will not comply Trying desperately to push out thoughts Not succeeding It is a war Negative thinking again wins the battle Another awful…

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    Flood gates open Anxiety sucks the happiness from me The pain pushes all my emotion buttons Medication not working I suffer alone No place…

Relief. Where Is It?

  I do not think I will ever feel right My nervous system is fried Each day the same Living in pain Sitting in bed Praying…

Juggling Thoughts

  Today I remember yesterday One after another Thoughts Pop up Unfortunately Today I also have the reality of the struggle Controlling my depression   Copyright©…

Cannot STOP

  Fear Causes anxiety Anxiety Creates More Fear How do I get off This Rollercoaster?   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021     Edge of…

Inertia

  On a mental lockup floor 24×7 Everything based on routine Isolated from outside world No worries No responsibilities Just follow the rules Take twice a…

Aimless

  Hit bottom Wearing my hospital gown Alone Nighttime Walking the halls   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

Playing With Air

  Deep long breaths Inhale Exhale Desperately Trying To release air From the anxiety balloon   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021     Edge of…

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  I can feel the load Mind no longer guides Nervous system All circuit overloaded Psychological Trauma   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021    …

Doing My Best

  I try to think positive But it is difficult when Day after day Acid rain comes down Burning the smile off my face   Copyright©…

Digging

  Using a Jack hammer I worked Through that night Chipping away Searching for The cure Hidden In my primitive mind   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Smother

  Alone The depression beast wraps It sides around a thick dark cloud Quickly I’m overwhelmed with emotions Unable to move from my chair Paralyzed The…

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  Her anxiety Always Leads Her To believe A Problem will become A Complete disaster   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   More On Peeling…

Nightly Chips

  Walking a cornfield Cannot find my way out BAM! I wake up Only a dream I’m sweating, shaking Not sure which is up or down…

Enduring What Is Not There

  I stand there Taking it Anxiety Picks apart my emotions Slow Deep Cuts Yes I stand there  And Take it   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Shackled

  Desperate And Locked In my primitive mind Restoring hope Only thought left in my mind     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If…

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  Lie in bed Sleep time Meal time Medication time Institutionalized   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

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  I took What I thought was to be My final walk Stopped Fell asleep Woke up Shackled To a gigantic ficus tree  No longer free…

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  Vacuuming cobwebs from brain Clean mind is a healthy mind What happens  When cobwebs are the only thing left?    Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

Recipes Of Hope

Written By Hope Wells @  Journey Into Hope 2020   Happy Friday   When I was younger, I always used to go into work on a…

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  running  fast faster looking back FEAR right there will not disappear       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped,…

Sowing Seeds

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Mystics and Zen Masters By: Thomas Merton    Excerpt “Whatever is cultivated rightly, will surely grow.…

Trapped

  I run fast faster not fast enough nighttime dreams continue to rattle my  mind    Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry…

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on my knees hands clawing into the soil dirt under fingernails frantically  searching for lost pieces of my mind   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019…

Fear

  Visual Artist Lauren Zaknoun  is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images.  From the ‘Phobia’ series.  To see Lauren’s body of work, click…

Solo Dwellers

  Photographic Artist  Louise GAN is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From the ongoing project ‘Home Alone’.  To see Louise’s body…

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Foggy morning Man Walking on dirt road Politely Asked me “Which way Today Can I find sanity?”  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

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The mind will play tricks Anxiety has no friends Keep the box healthy Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2014