Sry

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

Author’s note:

‘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.

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Electricity

You leave me fully charged
Hidden away in your drawer
My battery deflates with each missed consideration
100% is untrue, says this equation

I show you what you expect
A wide and exciting chemistry
While my own values are put aside
I choose to fake it and abide

Author’s note:

‘Electricity’ is about putting up with being set aside even though you give that other person everything you’ve got.

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Freezing fever

Freezing
Expecting something more
Letting my body fight for survival
While expecting your arrival

Fever
Waiting for a warning sign
Focused and locked in
Comfortable in the bin

Author’s note:

‘Freezing fever’ is about having a hard time feeling anything and how some try to kick-start that feeling by going to extremes. It’s important to tackle your issues and get help if you need it!

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Wall

It’s so satisfying to hit the wall
As hard as you can
Feel the pain
Nothing to lose, nothing to gain

Author’s note:

‘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.

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Mindtricks

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
Peace

Author’s note:

‘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.

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Emotions

Remember to cry
In order to smile

Author’s note:

‘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.

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Feelings

Having feelings isn’t a sign of weakness

Author’s note:

‘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.

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In-check

The best tool for survival
is knowing yourself
strengths and limitations
equal aspirations

The worst idea is to
postpone understanding
seeing only a single way
when a pair is there to stay

Ignoring thoughts
increasing weight on your shoulders
pick up the pen
acknowledge your time in the den

and move on

Author’s note:

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.

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