‘Life is like’ – A haiku about mental health

Written by Jennifer Parker 19/10/16

Depression feels like
a complicated haiku,
about the seasons.

Anxiety is
like a scribble on paper
that you can’t erase.

Sadness is like art-
Made from a large pile of bricks
& nothing much else.

When panic sets in,
it’s like watching a glass fall,
just before it breaks.

Bipolar is like,
a roller coaster heading –
Straight into a wall.

ADHD is,
walking into every room
& forgetting why?

Insomnia is,
like watching every sunrise,
between heavy sighs.

Being overwhelmed,
is like having the best time
but crying after.

Racing thoughts are like,
a menu full of desserts
with 50 toppings.

Most of my life is,
nuking my coffee again.
But it still goes cold.


Published by Jenn has ADHD

Jenn Parker, New Zealand. ADHD Advocate and Peer. jennhasadhd.com

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