In the deep dark mind
Lies a billion secrets to find
Spinning like the galaxies
Far out of reach from reality
Twisted and confused
So lost; so used; abused
Thoughts sent racing
Reaching in the darkness chasing
Stability; Sanity
But all you find is profanity
A filter? Where?!
Is it in the distance? Please, share

About this poem

Statistics say you can't explain what it's like when you're spinning at a manic level. To prove statistics wrong, about 6 years ago, I thought to myself one night while spinning, if I can have so much going so fast at once in my head and I'm always fidgeting and on the go, then why not try to type everything in my mind as it was yelling at me. My way of reaching millions one day to fully gather an understanding and a deeper look at what exactly is happening when we are at a dangerous level in mental health issues. Myself can't even understand what's going on. So I too could understand fully of what my mind is telling me, I decided to attempt to write it down. I actually managed to get every word. And this is what come out: 

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Written on December 20, 2020

Submitted by sherriebenedict1982 on September 25, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Sherrie Ann Benedict

I love writing poetry, songs, books of all kinds, & quotes! I'm very passionate about my writing. Everything I write about is about my life experiences, & things that weigh heavily in my heart about what's happening in our world! I write in hope to inspire millions one day. Maybe even save a life more…

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  • Killakitty
    We are so like each other im learning. I wish we were closer. I think
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Killakitty
    Thats my sister yall ... Im so proud of you woman!!! I love you.
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • MejustMe
    So understand this poem, manic moments, thrashing thoughts, a mind that won't shut off when you need it to, that doesn't seem to work right when you want it to. Very good.
    LikeReply 12 years ago


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