As some of you may know, I recently entered my first poetry competition. I didn’t expect to win, and I didn’t, but it was good for me to put myself out there.
So now, in keeping with exposing my soul to whoever wants to read it, here are the two poems I entered into the competition.
Feel free to let me know what you think in the comments below.
The theme of the competition was “Take this…” and we had free rein to interpret that how we wished. I chose to focus on my experiences with Borderline Personality Disorder. As you will see, they were both written in very different headspaces.
My heart is black and clogged with pain
And all it wants, to beat again
Though poisoned by the smog of life
Still useful if you take a knife
And plunge the blade into my chest
And take from me, I won’t protest
I’ll pluck the organ from this frame
And lay it down, it’s yours to claim
Just take this broken heart of mine
And with your veins let intertwine
My heart inside myself, redundant
Bequeathed to you, with love abundant
My life, so far, a dizzying fog
The simplest task, a draining slog
A deadweight shackled my chest
I’m not just sad, I am depressed.
The loves I’ve lost, I fear to count
Emotions I cannot surmount
Then with a word, the shrinks assign
I’m not insane, I’m Borderline.
For some, these words can cause despair
For me, a chance, my thoughts laid bare
To those accusing, take your pill
I’m not a villain, I’m just ill.
Now redefined and understood
Where once could not, I dare I could
I take this glimpse of hope and run
And with new light, new life begun.
The road is long, with struggles more
But now a spark inside my core
I never saw, but now I see
I’m not defeated, I am free.
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