Finding comfort in the cold Sitting, shivering The cold wind triggers the tears Letting go of fears
Just survive somehow Reify, rationalize Unable to worry Body vs. cold, the only valid story
A precarious solution Yet, yearning Currently choosing to trick the mind Later I don’t know what I’ll find
‘Sry’ is a piece about dealing with issues in a self-destructive manner. It might be better to trick your mind into thinking you’re all right by doing things such as smiling in the mirror, appreciating little things, etc.
It’s so satisfying to hit the wall
As hard as you can
Feel the pain
Nothing to lose, nothing to gain
‘Wall’ is about being in a self-destructive mood where everything feels pointless. You know nothing good can come out of punching a wall, but at the same time you’re so down that you don’t see what bad it could cause to get your emotions out.
Physical pain can usually be cured by a pill
psychological only by sheer will
Give it time
There is no quick fix
your mind is playing tricks
Acknowledge the situation
Know yourself and your mind
only then will you find
‘Mindtricks’ is a piece about depression and psychological illness. A societal view is often rooted in a solution-based idea that everything needs to be fixed as fast as possible and as easily as possible. The problem is psychological issues are hard to deal with and they take time.
‘Emotions’ is a short statement following the previous poem ‘Feelings’. It’s a piece about the perception that ignoring your emotions is healthier than being emotional all the time because being sad can be viewed as unnecessary and often ignored especially in today’s social media world.
‘Feelings’ is a short statement. A piece about the perception that having or showing emotions is a sign of weakness. In today’s social media world we teach our kids to only show the good parts of life and ignore the bad ones. This results in feelings bottling up inside until they explode, which isn’t a healthy behavior.
The best tool for survival
is knowing yourself
strengths and limitations
The worst idea is to
seeing only a single way
when a pair is there to stay
increasing weight on your shoulders
pick up the pen
acknowledge your time in the den
and move on
The poem ‘In-check’ is about learning to get to know yourself, your feelings, your moods, and how you can get yourself out of really bad situations. Wallowing in self-pity only reinforces the bad situation, so realizing that it’s about to occur can help you move on, even if it’s hard.