Sometimes not being able to express yourself can cause havoc in ones life, and can be detrimental to ones mental health...
Alone in a Crowd"One need not be a chamber to be haunted,
One need not be a house-
The brain has corridors surpassing material space."
Alone in a Crowd
When you are alone in a crowd,
There is no feeling worse than that.
When you are apparently quiet,
But, you desperately want to be heard.
When you want to express your self,
But you feel there is nobody to hear you.
When you are amongst your friends
But you fear no one would understand.
When you are afraid to tell your fears
Because you feel your friends would
Ridicule you, make fun of your fear,
There is no greater anguish than that.
Because you are in the desperate need
To talk, to exorcise your demons...
You're oppressed by the suppression of your feelings
You are stifled by your own fear
And stifled by the fear of going unheard...
This slowly and gradually increases,
quietly and imperceptibly seizes
you completely; till one day
Your fear becomes your obsession,
Obsession becomes your paranoia,
Paranoid, you start to hallucinate,
Your hallucinations begin to haunt you,
You hear voices in your head,
You see images, faces, dancing in front of you...
They haunt you day and night,
Till you scream out in fright...
You end up in the hospital bed
With Schizophrenia written on
your card, hanging on your bed-stead...
The feeling of being alone in the world...
So express yourself, have no doubts,
Nobody is perfect in this world,
Everybody has his doubts...
Author: Zoya Zaidi
Aligarh (UP), India
Copyright: Zoya Zaidi
Image: " The Scream" by Edward Munch
Poetry by Zoya Zaidi
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Written on 2007-02-27 at 04:39
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