Courage vs. Mental Illness

I am courageous and hopeful
I wonder if I will ever truly recover
I hear my ED and OCD thoughts
I see a possible future without recovery and that scares me
I want recovery and freedom
I am courageous and hopeful

I pretend to be confident
I feel the warmth of optimism
I touch the future I want to live
I worry that I will be stuck like this forever
I cry when my ED and OCD thoughts scream
I am courageous and hopeful

I understand that recovery requires hard work
I say that I believe in recovery
I dream of being free or the chains of my disorders
I try to accept my thoughts as they are
I hope for peace of mind
I am courageous and hopeful

 

This poem is about: 
Me
My community
Our world

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