My Demon

October 11, 2012
By fluffybunniezz BRONZE, Andover, Kansas
fluffybunniezz BRONZE, Andover, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
Life is to serious to be taken seriously. -Oscar Wilde


I've been counting syllables
I count in groups of eight;
Though most find my plight laughable,
My gearshift mind I hate.

"Don't step on cracks," it says to me
With such fervor, it knows
I can't back down or look away;
A puppet giving shows.

Although I pray, I beg and plead,
The guilt just won't subside;
Six million deaths, all on my hands
This demon does confide.

Everyone can see the grip
This monster has on me
Through tapping, counting, organizing
And longing to be free.


The author's comments:
This is based on my own personal struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder. With this, I hope to help eliminate stigmas about mental illness.

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