“Mental vs. Physical Battles”

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: September 23, 2018

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Submitted: September 23, 2018



Feeling like no one will ever understand the mind that’s trying to die


While their loved one is fighting to survive


Living life in different ways 


Trying to get through another day


My mind wants me anywhere but here


Living to see another day is one of my biggest fears


But for you and your loved one, seeing another day is the greatest gift


It gives hope and renews the spirit


Another day for me is filled with heaviness, grief, loneliness, and a loss of myself


It brings with it more of the feeling that I cannot be helped


Do you feel that my battle is less than that of your loved one because you can’t see it?


With physical illness people come out of the woodwork to rally around and raise support


But with mental illness people hide and speak in hushed tones


For the most part leaving you on your own


People with physical battles are generally shown more compassion, love, and understanding


While those fighting their mind are written off by many as attention-seeking


One would never say things to someone fighting a physical battle that they would to those battling their mind


They just look at us and say, “Oh, you don’t need any help, you’re fine

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