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Shh.
Don't tell.
Shut up.

Sit there.
And don't
Say
Anything.

"Are you okay?"
No.
"I'm fine."

Turn off the light.
On again.
Off.
"What are you doing?"
Breaking.
Dying.
"Nothing."

Stare.
You can't fight the shadows.
They'll kill you if you tell.
Shut up.

Scream.

Rip your hair out.

Cover your eyes.
Uncover them.
Cover them again.

Lock the door.
But look
Now you're trapped.
Unlock it.
Lock it again.

"What's wrong?"
Everything.
"Nothing."

Don't take the medication.
It's poison.
Don't drink the water.
Don't eat your dinner.
Don't sleep.

You
Won't
Survive.

"I don't know you anymore. Who have you become?"
I am a nobody.
I am Schizophrenia.
I am death
Sorrow
Torture.

"... I don't know."
yeahhh.
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FirecrackerLady Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Well done.  I love it.  I write dark poetry also, will you check it out if you get a chance?

I also have one about schizophrenia called "Voices on Parade."

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This is creepy. I like it.
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MikkiMarie Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :D
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:iconghostoftheemptygrave:
No problem, I like it creppy.
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deadwrong777 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Accurate.
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kiku----honda Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconwowplz: This is incredible!
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MikkiMarie Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :)
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kiku----honda Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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rocketslugrockscp Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your poems are awesome!
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MikkiMarie Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks soo very much! :D
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rocketslugrockscp Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
In fact, you've inspired me to write a poem of my very own! I haven't done that in years!
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MikkiMarie Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
O: oh my goodness! I'm so glad :)
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rocketslugrockscp Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My first poem that I just typed was really....weak. You see, I'm in love with My Little Pony, and you can't really write a poem about the ponies and hope to be inexplicit about it.
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WaKip Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013   Writer
Woah....just...woah
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MikkiMarie Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks ^.^
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kkjeanne Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Powerful and personal. You really describe it perfectly. I've got GAD, an anxiety disorder, and I really recognize myself in your poem. Like, when you're having conversations with yourself in your mind, and you don't know which voice is the real 'you' anymore. I've tried to write down those feelings in some poems, but they're never this good. This is amazing.
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MikkiMarie Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so very much deary^.^
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Pisces--Dreamer Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, very true.
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MikkiMarie Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you :)
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Pisces--Dreamer Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're quite welcome.
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LegendofZeldaGirl Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So true...thanks for voicing this out for us~
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MikkiMarie Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for commenting :)
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Miss-Ashlynn Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist
This poem does a good job of portraying how isolated a schizophrenic feels. No one else can see the world they live in. Nice job
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MikkiMarie Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks a ton <3 thats very true. thank you :)
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AvengerKitty12 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This made me wonder about many things...
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Ieitmotif Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Reminds me of the Old spice ad XD
"Hello, ladies, look at your man, now back to me, now back at your man, now back to me. Sadly, he isn't me, but if he stopped using ladies scented body wash and switched to Old Spice, he could smell like he's me. Look down, back up, where are you? You're on a boat with the man your man could smell like. What's in your hand, back at me. I have it, it's an oyster with two tickets to that thing you love. Look again, the tickets are now diamonds. Anything is possible when your man smells like Old Spice and not a lady. I'm on a horse"
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AvengerKitty12 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That...is a great commercial xD
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MikkiMarie Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
O_O uhh thanks XD
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Finna3 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Oh snap, it kind of does!
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Ieitmotif Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Ofcourse it does :eyes:
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sweetchiyo001 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool OwO
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MikkiMarie Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks :3
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Ennun Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That was very emotional. Good job with that :O
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MikkiMarie Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thaaaanks! :D
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Skymone Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I usually don't read literature on DA, but I happened to notice the title of this one, which had a personal appeal. I don't regret reading it at all, it's very very good, and very powerful. Thank you for sharing :)
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MikkiMarie Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Aw thank you! :) I'm glad my poetry could have an effect on you ^.^
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Chocolate-Waterfall Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Simple but full of images and feelings. I loved reading it, and had to re-read it twice to absorb the piece fully. Really accurate description of bipolar disorder, and the poem reminded me of that almost claustropobic feeling that I get (as a person with an unhealthy amount of manic depression) when people ask questions yet don't understand, and the world feels like it is collapsing in around my mind. But that's just me.

Thanks for the wonderful poetry. :P
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MikkiMarie Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much!!! ^.^
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CAPRIOGIRL Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Artist
NYC :D [link]
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WhisperingWatermelon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Wow, this is very good!
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MikkiMarie Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks a bunch!! ^.^
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Nakumah Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep. Sound like it alright.
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MikkiMarie Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :)
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Nakumah Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :)
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cityprincess01 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   General Artist
Really a nice piece. This is a great representation of a horrible disease.
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MikkiMarie Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very very much :)
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cityprincess01 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   General Artist
No problem. The compliment was well deserved :nod: What inspired you to write this piece?
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MikkiMarie Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My own disorder inspired it :)
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cityprincess01 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   General Artist
You are a very brave person for coming out with that then :)
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MikkiMarie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :)
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