Panicked Lights

I worry, my heart races
I cannot breathe, choking
The world snaps around me
I’m alone, scared, pacing
The skin burns, eyes water
The world slams into me
The lights blaze down
My eyes can’t take the light
The day lasts too long
The night too short
The sounds too loud
My head just hurts
Let me free this rocking
Back and forth clawing
The rising inside me
Will this be how I live
Until the day I die?

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My Light (Written Dec 25 2011)

Takes time to heal
Slowly I feel better
The pain is difficult
after years of angry living
to try to live in love
alas I was born to this bleak world
Dark all around forced to find
my own hidden light
with that dear friends
Have a happy holiday
and a good night

Mental Health (2012)

By Damien Knight

Confession I’m crazy legit insane
I hear things, see things, I’m not me
Feel like I’m more than one person
The flash backs, the swinging moods
My mind is a prison I can’t break free
Mental health is treated so blaise
Disregarded “just make yourself well.”
Why do I have to fight just to get therapy?

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