Normal
What does that word even mean?
I'm not sure
I don't even fit
The description anymore
I've done a lot of awful things
Of which I never meant to do
And quite frankly it scares me sometimes
To look back on the things that I've done
I wonder why I even did them
It totally shocks me
That I would do something so horrible
Because that is so not my personality at all
Generally I am a sweet, loving and caring young man
But I have come across something
Something on a whole new level
Of which I do not understand
Normal is something that I strive to be
Which is something I do not possess in reality
Maybe just maybe I'll accomplish this mission
And hopefully receive some recognition
For my faith and dedication
And for all the medication
That I have taken
But only to satisfy those that surround me
Because I just want to make them happy
So that I can take a little weight off my shoulders
Because the pressure is building
And I am willing
To do anything to put an end to it
Because I don't know how much longer that I can go through it
Normal is something that I strive to achieve
Now you tell me is that so hard to believe?

By Glenn McCrary

© 2008 Glenn McCrary (All rights reserved)

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frederic   frederic wrote
on 8/14/2009 8:56:56 PM
Excellent. It's clever the way you answer your question with the irony of understanding that you've done wrong. You see the blameworthy element and acknowledge it. I've written a few poems on mental health (two with the same title, "Mental Health I and II,") in which I deal with the same issue. They're on poetrypoem.com/fredko if you care to take a look. We gotta do the staus quo is the only thing I can think of.

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