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.

Submitted: April 01, 2012

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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


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