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Covered in Sores

-Covered in Sores

I want bandages all over my body
for all the mental anguish that I fell
So everyone knows I'm hurting
and can see the pain is real
I want a cut for every bad memory
and bleed profusely on the floor
Until my skin looks like a war zone
and my body's covered in sores
I want a scar for every anxiety pill
my mouths been forced to take
So everyone can finally see
my minds about to break
I want bandages all over my body
for this disease you all ignore
Until depressions considered a sickness
my body stays covered in sores

About this poem

For those who suffer with mental illnesses

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Written on June 06, 2021

Submitted by Alfredgremsly on January 12, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme a BxxxbcxaxdbdBcxa
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 615
Words 109
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 1, 16

Discuss this Alfred Gremsly poem with the community:

  • dougb.21370
    Empathy in large measure for all the lonely ones who think within a different box. There are many, and many not yet diagnosed. They need to know that they are not on some desert Island stranded. Not without friends or developing answers. 
    LikeReply29 days ago
  • Teril
    Your powerful poem will do its part to increase awareness about mental health challenges. Keep writing so we can see you!
    LikeReply 22 months ago
  • Jilliengallimore
    This is so good! I totally get this! You can’t see depression and other mental illnesses so you cut yourself and bandage them do people know you’re sick! Brilliant!
    LikeReply 22 months ago


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