The Power of Love

Imagine living behind a one way mirror. You see the world and everyone in it, but nobody sees you. Imagine living with two incredibly stigmatized mental illnesses. One where you constantly feel like you've been punched in the stomach and have razor blades in your lungs. The other you feel nothingness and lose intrest in everything you once loved. No one seemed to understand that you can't just "get over it" or "fake it till you make it". So many times I've heared people say "Depression and Anxiety aren't mental disorders, so stop trying to get attention.". Yet they have no idea that living with thwm is like having a path covering in shards of glass doused in lemon juice, as you walk across in bare feet. No one ever saw me through what I thought to be a one way mirror. That was until my best friend made me see that it was a window. He saw me for everything I was and fell in love with me still. He's shown me that I don't have to go through this alone and it has given me confidence and motivation to work to fight these stigmas. All it took wa understanding and the power of love for me to see that this is okay. Knowing that I'm not fighting alone has made me so much stronger than I was last year.

This poem is about: 
Me
Our world

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