It Hurts

Friday I wrote about the pessures put on people by the media and society to follow their ridiculous demands by showing us the body beautiful. Resulting in Anorexia and Bulimia. 

Even children as young as 5yrs are worrying about weight and looks . It’s not only women and girls effected boys and men are  too. 

Today I am writing about mental health, be it eating disorders, self harm, depression, anxioty …all of the above. 

This poem talks of the “system” phyciatric care or maybe the lack of it. I witnessed some of this first handwhile helping a friend who’s daughter has phyciatric problems. The daughter also once spent a night in a police cell, the discription is almost interchangable.

I have also had the same experience nearly thirty years ago looking after a close family member (male) going through a “nervous breakdown” nothing much seems to have changed, the surroundings, the staff most of who do, do their best, the lack of information and support, the locked doors ( I know they need to be) 

Well here is another reworked poem I do hope it can open an eye or two and hopefully let others know they are not alone.


      It Hurts.

Shoe laces taken

All you know, shaken

Not  a  razor  or  knife in sight

Still  the pain sears  through  the night.


Corridors full of  eternal walkers

Going  nowhere, watched  by  stalkers.

Screams  erupt  so do  tussles

Held down by  ‘staff ‘ with muscles.


Nothing  stops  the pain  NOTHING

Smile  at  family  don’t  let  them see  the  bluffing.

It hurts, it  hurts  you  needs  to  bleed

A sacrifice  to the demon’s  seed.


Doors  slam locks  turn

Fears  grow behind  doors  souls burn

Help me  please help me

Blind eyes don’t see…………………….


Shoe laces taken

All you know,  shaken

Not  a  razor  or  knife in sight

Still  the pain sears  through  the night.



26 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mr. Militant Negro
    Aug 13, 2017 @ 09:39:08

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.


  2. Ritu
    Aug 13, 2017 @ 10:43:48

    Such important words sis. Mental health is a minefield….


  3. Judy E Martin
    Aug 13, 2017 @ 11:31:34

    This is a very powerful poem Sis, Mental health is a subject that is very lose to my heart too 🙂


  4. Judy E Martin
    Aug 13, 2017 @ 11:32:06

    Sorry, I left the ‘c’ off of close!!!


  5. humphries346
    Aug 13, 2017 @ 14:47:28

    Excellent thanks for that another emotional poem which sums up completely my thoughts about my lovely daughter Hazel who is experiencing so much pain with Anorexia especially as people drive towards thin bodies weight watchers without realising the Pain they cause. Laurence xxx


  6. robbiesinspiration
    Aug 13, 2017 @ 16:29:33

    So terribly sad, Willow. I have first hand experience with both intense anxiety and anorexia and bulimia. We live in a very tragic world.


    • willowdot21
      Aug 13, 2017 @ 18:16:08

      Yes indeed we do, and the media do absolutely nothing to help infact they compound the problem! I hope all is good with you and yours now. I have have been up close and personal with these things too. Hugs 💜


  7. Betty Hayes Albright
    Aug 14, 2017 @ 02:42:42

    So very tragic in this day and age. Heartbreaking….


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