I am not mad

I’ve got this voice
Talking in my head
Listing facts
One by one
Things that were
What might have been
That I should have done
That I could have seen
That never were

I’ve got this voice
Shouting loudly
When I am asleep
Whispering quietly
When I am awake
Things that I know
That make much sense
That can’t be done
That will never be

I’ve got this voice
Talking in my head
It makes me sad
It makes me tired
It makes me sleep a lot
It keeps me awake at night
It fills me with dread
It lists the facts
One by one.

I’ve got this voice
Living inside my mind
It’s taken root there
Made my head its home
It’s telling me
It’s squeezing me
It’s making me
It’s holding me
By the hand.

I’ve got this voice
Whispering
Shouting
Talking in my head
I am not mad,
I am not,
I shout and tell it
Shut up, will you please!
It replies without remorse
Nevermore.

I am not mad

Sybille Sterk

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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I think that everyone might have a voice like that in their heads…

Illustration to go with this poem:

*MCN: CWX3M-RXM2G-JMYHD *

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