If life is a story then mental challenge is a page
Illness knows no mercy nor does it prefer an age
Not even gender too
Trying to bury your emotions in a plate of food
Writing your task list then forgetting what to do
Always telling yourself that you don’t belong
And every waking day it’s the same old song
‘I’m gonna be good today – no you’re not! Today I’m gonna be a….oh darn I forgot!
You don’t wanna be called special because you link that to a disability
Keeping it a secret because you are afraid of the community
Because some idiot, who’s ignorant might call you crazy….
But I say… the world could use a little crazy
Special is not disabled…it’s being unique,
You have a purpose on this land but you’re too negative to see it
Drop self-hate! Unveil self-appreciation
Love yourself and begin to teach your nation
There is so much we can do if we just begin to accept our reality
Stop exiling the victim and begin to help your family
Because the truth is, we are all a little crazy
Some of us just haven’t been diagnosed
Today, for her, but tomorrow, who knows?
Empower! Educate! Accept! Embrace!
The world is everyone’s home
And I don’t care what your diagnosis is I just know you are not alone
YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
In support of World Mental Health Day – October 10, 2017