Drowning in thoughts

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

The poem is about snapping out of depression.


the thoughts still try

try to rattle around in my brain.

Repeating like a broken record,

telling me to think, look deeper

nothing is as it seems. 


Think about the same thought over and over

Make assumptions

Create things that aren’t there

Did that happen? Did this happen? Are they lying to me

How many people that I love are involved? who else knows? Do people know I’m not well?


I know it’s not real

I have to find clues, get facts, convince myself back to sanity.

Everything is all right.

I know it is.


But what about that little detail…what does it mean?

It means nothing, I know it in my heart.

What if I try to connect all the dots


Yes! They all fit.

None of my thoughts are real.

Submitted: May 29, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Keith Balen. All rights reserved.

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Criss Sole

I can relate 100%. Been there for sure. It was actually comforting to read this and know i'm not alone.
Glad you posted this.

Sun, May 30th, 2021 6:50am


This was long period in my life, which I wish i could get the time back. It was like staring through a window but not being able to interact with my loved ones. The feelings are dormant but still reachable

Sun, May 30th, 2021 2:30am

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