Mental Monster

There is a Monster in Her brain
causing torment
causing pain
ruling Her
oh so sure….

I am Her Mother
Monster-Slayer
trying to save Her
any way I can
I use the stand-by
Parent Plan…

The night-light’s on
I slam the closet door
but I still see Him
He’s not gone
what went wrong….

She takes up the sword now
it’s Her fight to win
She faces Him
chin to chin
how will it end…

Struggles as they go
aren’t easy
Her battle’s won
but the war’s not over, no
He will come again…

But she is wise to Him now.

Mental Monster

Juli Cady Ryan

Cincinnati, United States

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Artist's Description

This poem depicts the ups and downs of mental illness that my daughter faces and how, like every mother, I want to save her.

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