Im Still Me

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

A short poem about a man who suffers from schizophrenia., He describes the condition and also how others see him.

Some say i'm psychotic
Some don't understand
Some say it's genetic
But inside i'm still that man
People assume that i will be violent
Or have a personality like Jeckll and Hyde
People believe that it is a big taboo
But there are others like me world wide
Sometimes i hear things that don't make a sound
Times aromas that are not there
It is hard to concentrate, i drift and drift
Sometimes it's my living nightmare
Recieving Help early gives a better outlook
But i will never escape it
Treatment, medication and help
Has helped me greatly to deal with it
The day i was diagnosed i was only sixteen
I didnt understand what a mental illness was
Poorly understood, misconceptions
What could have been the cause
one of the most common serious mental health conditions
Delusions,muddled thought, hallucinations
Changes in Behaviour
I will endevour
Don't mark me as a Schizo
Or ill or a freak
I've grown stronger inside
I am not weak
So look at the facts before you think it's easy
Labels are for cans, don't place them on me
It is a condition but it will not take over
I will deal with it as did my mother


Submitted: April 02, 2012

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canmandan

good job

Mon, April 2nd, 2012 10:27pm

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Thanks :)

Mon, April 2nd, 2012 3:47pm

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