You've Got us Wrong

April 3, 2018
By Kleveristic BRONZE, Olympia, Washington
Kleveristic BRONZE, Olympia, Washington
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He said to me:

We don’t need their illness
Protect our future for heaven’s sake
If they reach for the gun just give it to them
Let them fix their own mistake

They beg and they beg for Lord’s mercy
And scream and cry and shout
But time runs in no hurry
So their pain, they just have to hold out

You rotten our society
Trouble us with your tears
Just forget about your problems
and the pain of the years

I say to him:
You’re the one with the sickened hand
We’ve fought our battles
Against pain you will never understand

We never asked for this, it is out of our control.
It’s not always broken down in atoms,
Life is a daily struggle, damaging to the soul

We may have scars
but your mind is locked in bars.
See with your heart and not your eyes.
We are the strongest, a blessing in disguise

The author's comments:

One day I had a conversation with someone about mental health and learned that they believed those with mental health issues "rotten" our society and curse future generations, disgusted by this idea I told him that while mental illness can feel like a curse it is no ones fault and they don't deserve any different treatment for it. There is such a great misunderstanding about mental health in America right now and it is my hope that this can be cleared up someday soon with people getting more educated on it.

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