In keeping with the recent Mental Health Awareness Week and month I’d like to post this poem which raises the issue or not only the dark thoughts and feelings that can go around one’s head but how some choose to deal with that and ‘release’ them.  The following poem came from my mind and I’d say it’s a little dark with a diffficult theme so do skip reading it if you are not in a good frame of mind.  Also, do not worry, this is not fully based on personal experience and I am not in a dark place now 🙂 ❤

Release

©The Strawberry Post

On the verge of something,
I don’t know quite yet what.
Cannot put a finger on,
Why my brain is in a knot.

Find it hard to cope now,
To put it all behind.
To see and think clearly,
Through the haze inside my mind.

Want to find a way out,
Don’t want to pull my hair.
Cannot face the misery,
Don’t want to feel dispair.

Solution if there is one,
Can’t find without the pain.
If I don’t do something quickly,
I know I’ll go insane.

There is no other choice here,
Not another way out.
Nothing else will work,
No screams or any shout.

No matter what you say,
If you know or not know why.
Nothing will stop me doing this,
No pleading, beg or cry.

So let me be alone now,
The hurt can finally cease.
If not forever then temporary,
To spill blood is my release.

-Poem first appeared online January 2017 – now republished here.


Do you like this poem?  What do you think about raising difficult issues (like the ones I have) in  poetry?  Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂