A verse about Mental Illness" I am the one"

Yes I am the one....... look at me sitting here
as I stare vacantly one moment
and turn instantly to the evil glare
the next moment ......I am the one

the one on the park bench you pretend to unknow ?
the one with a vacant and child like stare
yes look at my mismatched socks and torn
plaid shirt

I am the one you will never understand as you
quickly turn away
wondering .....did I see you do that?
did I notice as you safely ignored me ?

I am the one that fiddles with my own
hands in simple fascination
I am the one that rants away on the sidewalk you
dare not pass

Go ahead ....pass to the other side of the
street without one kind word
do you think I don't notice you
as in furtive glances you judge me?

I am the one that is responsible for all evil
Yes blame me ......isn't that the easy way out?
isn't that all you need to do ?
without lifting a finger

Isn't It me that gives you all you need to
judge yourself kindly
isn't it me you should thank too?
without me
you might have to look within


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lisavanvorst 17 months ago from New Jersey

Great, powerful, realistic, true to heart. I loved it!

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Rozina Iftikhar 17 months ago from Islamabad

A thought provoking piece...stirred a lot inside me...

superb thought...superbly written!

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diogenes 17 months ago from UK and Mexico

Very good and so true!


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Jodah 17 months ago from Queensland Australia

Love this Ed, it says it all. So true...it is how many treat those with mentally illness.

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DDE 16 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

The attitude you carry through these situations can put you in the toughest of places.

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MsDora 16 months ago from The Caribbean

Thanks for the call to pay attention and practice some compassion. Usually we avoid those who need our help. Very relevant message!

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Gypsy Rose Lee 16 months ago from Riga, Latvia

There are so many people out there that walk about as lost and no one wants to accept them, understand them or befriend them. It is a sad situation. A most emotional write.

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always exploring 16 months ago from Southern Illinois

Wow, this hits you in the gut. So many out there, yet we look away. Soul touching verse.

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Ericdierker 16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Where and why did fear beat us to the punch when it comes to those outside our circle of "normal" mental health? In some fashion aren't we all both sides, both people in your scenario? You move me today to go into the world and love those it is difficult to love. Thank you

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ahorseback 16 months ago Author

I'm sorry for the tardiness all , my notifications are weird . I'm not getting them for some reason ! Thank you for sharing this and all m writings !...........:-]

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