Broken Mind

I can see the signals of a broken mind

But do not comprehend for I am blind To your inner world, hidden from sight Anxiety, worry and fear of the unknown The start of your journey, lost and alone.

I ignore the signals of your broken mind As time passes, your thoughts realign To a place where there is no escape From the cerebral torment that awaits To reach new heights of altered states.

You realise the signals of a broken mind And reach for a ‘cure’ to try and unwind Drugs are one solution to a short-term fix Leaving a trail of destruction in its wake Only to fuel what is already there to take.

‘It’ feasts on the signals of your broken mind Waiting, lurking, ready to escape, unconfined And unleashes with such a tremendous force Insane, destroying your sanity, mind and soul Now, the psychotic fiend is the one in control.

I really do see the signals of your broken mind And truly comprehend for I am no longer blind The assault on your psyche takes over your life I reach out, grasp your hand, solid and sound And watch in despair, so intense and profound.

‘It’ is relentless in pursuit of your broken mind YOU take control, promise, to leave it behind Or it will destroy what is still left of your life Find the inner strength to fight for your sanity Never give in to the fiend, I pray for serenity.

Listen, let us help fix your fragile, broken mind Hospital, doctors, medicine and family therapy With huge doses of LOVE that is your recovery And look, that is you, it is you, there in the light I am ready to claim back what is already mine.

Poetry and Photography: Copyright Marshall Hughes

Poetry and Photography: Copyright Marshall Hughes

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