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Mental Health Poems: Obsessive Compulsion

Updated on June 27, 2013
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I cannot describe

My utter revulsion

At my inability to control

This obsessive compulsion


Mind circling like the predator

In search of its prey,

Targeting on this fixation

That won’t go away


An unending itch

That can’t ever be scratched,

The elusive mouse

This cat can’t catch.


And I’m totally losing it,

This thought driving me insane,

Can somebody show me

The off switch to this brain.

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Has the person in your verse tried changing the diet his/her brain feeds on PD? One may find rest from directionless, meandering thoughts by feeding and meditating on the Gospel - it works. Much of everything else is like drinking saltwater, which keeps a person coming back for more, and more, leaving a motor head never satisfied.

      Best Wishes,

      R.Q.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      Well done, thank you for this great poem. Jamie

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Great read! You captured the sense of that so well!

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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      Thanks Victoria. I'm working on a prototype right now.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Wow, this is cool! I sure would like to find the on/off switch sometimes! Great poem. Fun to read! And so true.

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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      If not a switch at least a pill. Seriously someone get cracking on this idea lol.

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      Lillian K. Staats 5 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

      Enjoyed this one... yep, I definitely need to find that switch...lily

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      Ashish Joshi 5 years ago from India

      very true.....the unending itch!

      the itch that I too at times suffer from.

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      well written - thank you

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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      Thank you. I sure hope someone invents it soon.

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      Roberta McIlroy 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I know alot of people that could really use that off switch. Nice poem. I really liked it. voted up.

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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      I had just finished writing this when I read your comment. The off switch is definitely a good idea.

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      Ann-Christin 5 years ago from UK

      We definitely need to find that off switch we could market it and make a fortune :) Seriously though it is extremely annoying and very tiring when the brain won't switch off. Loved the poem :)

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