Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Letting Go by Ashleigh

Let go, Of all that shit, That is holding you back. Let go of fear, Let go of uncertainty, Let go of anger, Let the unpredictable be just that, Unpredictable. Let go of your need for control of things you cannot control, Hold on to your truths.

The Greatest Pain of All by Sandy Lunøe

It hurts, the medicine, which turns you into a robot, taking away your power to question, bringing you to silence   But the greatest pain of all is not to be...

Statistics for the Social Sciences by Miriam Barr

I had this idea I could join the system and change it from the inside but you can’t join the system and not join the system

Credo by Sarah Walker

A statement about grief, art, existence and “madness”

Jump Start by Jyl Ion

The professionals act like the theft of half my life was no big deal because they didn't mean to.

Quite Insane by Laurie Corzett

I am quite insane, I speak in rhyme that often doesn't, expecting to find reason. I live in a world of ritual and season.

A Therapeutic Environment by Ann Bracken

I bring a small basket of flowers for my friend in the psych unit, the nurse buzzes me in. She silently yanks the plastic card-holder, then chides me, It has a pointy end. My friend tells me later, “No one gets flowers here.”

Doctor Do-Little by Eva Buchholz

Why little? Belittle? Do little? Do little harm! I'm wishing for a doctor who does little Little enough Enough little little

Wasted by Darcey Ewing-Segers

The ugly blackbird came back It survived I did not pound it hard enough It has come for me Its talons are sharpened, ready to repay

Fuck You by T.O. Walker

I won't be The right type Of victim. I won't be the Quiet type Of victim.

Blossom by Ashleigh

To be beautiful. What is that? What does that mean? Size two, toned, tan, and ready and waiting Ready for what? Waiting for who? The prince charming promised in all...

Transform by Ashleigh

Fear is running our lives. Fear of being different. Fear of being inadequate. Fear of being not good enough.

Death Valley Dreaming by Laura Smith-Riva

The wind howls across the spine of shale and abraded rock ridgelines where Sentinels stand tall in the twilight, Gods watching the story of the desert night unfold.

Fire by Kate

With dust of revenge, nabbed Light up the night The windows will ignite the world Because the poets will come back

I Mistook Myself for a Scientific Label by Dr. Peter Gordon

This is neither fact, nor expert advice: I am an artist, a poet, and all that may be in-between. This is neither fact, nor expert advice: Specialisms are making nonsense of sense.

Breaking News by JayJay Conrad

Do you remember the first time you were told you were Broken, by a man with a clipboard and argyle tie?

Propylene Glycol by JayJay Conrad

. . .And again: how it feels to be afterthought, embodied scribble in the Margin, and again the void of logistics. It just is.

I need to be loved by Shula Ben-Daat Alperovitch

I need to be loved, As a child, Who will never be left, I need to be loved as a woman, There's an empty hole, In my heart that needs to be filled

Psychiatry by Jenny

Sighted through your pinhole spectacles: the mystery of consciousness; the timid eccentricity of suffering.

Instead of a Label by Sharon Mogelberg Bull

Instead of calling me "mentally ill" Call me beautiful Instead of mentally ill call me capable, meaningful and real Call me mentally ill if you must but call me responsible

The Chant of the Psychiatrist by Sheldon Carruthers

A voice echoes in my mind, I need to rehabilitate mankind, I need to contain the schizophrenic, with drugs powerful and eugenic

Your Chemical Embrace by Anonymous

Didn't know I was in trouble, When I fell into, Your chemical embrace, But now I can see, When is all said and done, You’re a chemical disgrace

Paradoxical Reaction by J Ian

Open up your jaw, In such and such. A serpentine fashion. Blue pill awaits. Your trembling mouth.

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