Tag: mental health

Lovely psychosis poem by Skye Emerson

‘Lovely Psychosis’ – Directions for Survival [a poem]

By Skye Emerson | Featured Contributor


Once there was optimism to see silver laced clouds 
til the world shook on its axis and decidedly bowed. 
Psychosis (they say) is to go quite insane, 
lose touch with reality, but they never mention the pain. 
When all that is true breaks at the seams, 
life becomes survival, desperation and screams. 
Mistrusting your judgement since all you see is false, 
no more gut feelings to rely on, you’ve got to just halt. 
Buried beneath the weight of taunting monsters and more, 
the theories roll, there is no staunching it despite how you implore.

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I am grateful poem by birdie fudge

I Am Grateful

By Birdie Fudge | Featured Contributor


Not too long ago, I went on medication for the first time for my major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety. I wrote poems every day, starting from the first day I took the pill. I used my poetry to track my mood, and the timeline of the medicine taking effect. When I look at the poetry written during the beginning of that journey and compare it to now, it’s like two different people are speaking. This is now.

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