F.O.M.H. by illexotic

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Listen to "F.O.M.H.":   I wrote this poem when I was struggling with my mental health in college on the back of a quiz I didn't...

Virginal Autonomy by Nidhi Agrawal

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After Sylvia Plath ~ “I have given my name and my day-clothes up to the nurses And my history to the anaesthetist and my body...

Losing You by Alshaad Kara

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If destiny had a choice, Sufferings would not be chosen Yet the pain is a consistent Dream that refuses to elope With the night. Strength comes from weakness Blossoming as...

poem by ElizaM

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Jonesing You can say it's for drugs and think what you want, but drugs are no substitute for love. Think what you will and say what...

Insulin Shock Therapy by Dana Henry Martin

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I hear the music again. It’s my mother singing through the clay earth from her grave the way she sang from her bed at the asylum until they...

Fifty Shades of Days by Alec Stanza

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triggers are slashing my mind I process the memories of one strange summer ; Where was I ? How long did I wander ? I walked a lot nowhere...

When I grow up by Stacey Callard

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When I grow up Every living being will feel safe, Safe to roam and explore this home we call planet earth Clean air, education and healthcare will...

Wounded Healer by Samantha Irene

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I look into the dark pool I see colors spinning Inklings Of what has yet to become With one prick of my finger The ripples of change Cast outwards Water cannot...

Hard of Hearing by Francis Fernandes

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I kept telling her that Carsten Dahl is not Carson Dyle for the obvious reason the former doodles Danish bebop on the piano with a sort of...

Poems Needed by Daniel Hanrahan

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we have poems about madness and poems written in states of madness no poems yet about the guitar amp buzzing dark electric fuzz of the madness sparked coming off psychmeds we lack poems...

Time machine by Hussein Hammoud

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One day I got so smart that I built my own time machine. Right away I went back and un-kissed the girl who broke...

The Recidivist by Zak Mucha

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Owning just one monkey, if it weighs under 30 lbs., is not illegal in Houston where neighbors saw a little gray face peeking through the front room...

Suicide by Nicola Clare

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An ode to the ‘failed’ attempts Suicide. Even the word is evocative And provocative Charged with emotion and energy, Memories And thoughts of what was and what could have been Had...

The degree of love: Six semesters and the Convocation Day by Navratra

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What if couples celebrate pose day instead of rose day? Teaching each other how to stand in front of the camera could be the best...

A Mad Poem about Mad Poetry (by a Mad Poet)

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Verse! Wild! Let it be wild and uncontrolled! Consider not whether it passes muster In the logic-schools, Or marks time with the monotonous regularity Of clopping hooves of horses...

Black Dog by Tel S.

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I keep seeing a black dog next to me. Will this chase me all my life? The dog, the needles, the pills, the razors, the knives? The...

Lady Yellow, Lady Blue by Brighid Aime

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2am is a bipolar blessing. On the one hand, Her clock ticks, waking worlds away. On the other… Dreams tattoo pulses of heart, Maneuvered by her beaten, brush stroking...

On the verge of suicide by Rick Barooah

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These are the last breaths you take; these are the last blood cells to rush through your veins. The walls of the room are the...

When I Was Indifferent by Timothy Hamilton

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When I was indifferent, Life was easier. Day followed day. Beans from a can, Fresh Asian noodles I once loved, Sunny delicate spring days, Grey clouds and tedious half-hearted...

self-portrait as frankenstein’s monster by Jasmine Marshall

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self-portrait as frankenstein’s monster we are mortal beings. you can’t destigmatize a condition constructed on a foundation of bigotry. environmental stimulus incites evolutionary response: emotion, nature’s behavior-motivation...

Meditations in the Garden of Good and Evil by John-Arthur Ingram

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October 15th 3:54am Holiday Inn Express Room 321 or 123 I. I am death. I am life. I am Satan. I am God. I am predator. I am...

The centipede (peace on Earth) by Jeremy Nathan Marks

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In a basement classroom paid for by the leftovers from a public budget an instructor teaches refugees English she says her first tongue is pidgin and laughs like...

Mosquito Mind by Adele Leahy

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I question am I the only one? With an unkind mosquito mind. My mental health is a sham. As I abhor who I am. My pseudo happiness, pretending...

The Argives Unmedicated by David Penner

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And so Antilochus smote Echepolus, Thrusting a spear into his brain, the Trojan Gazing at the azure ether, then crashing Towards the dark; lunging at his foe,...

The Art Forger by Larry Lefkowitz

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Fogarty's life changed when he discovered Daniel. Daniel had realized he would never be more than a so-so painter, but he discovered he had...