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I've entered a competition with a poem about mental health

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Globster
Globster Community member, Community Volunteer Host, CP Network, Scope Member Posts: 2,559 Disability Gamechanger
edited July 2021 in Coffee lounge
Hello Scope community

The poem called ‘Essential we keep our Mental Health well


  1. A young man suffered with his mental health.

  2. There is no shame in asking for help with your mental health.

  3. It is essential we do not suffer in silence on our own.

  4. It was essential for me to pick up my phone to ask for help.

  5. I felt so depressed and could not rest.   

  6. I felt so stressed.

  7. I guess my family was a bit worried about me.

  8. My family took me to see my GP.

  9. She made a referral to the Mind charity.

  10. The councillor helped me to the route of my problems.

  11. Which made me have a more positive outlook on life

  12. I think need to find a passion in life

  13. So many people don't reach out for help.

  14. Or yelp for help 

  15.  Extend a hand to a person who needs help.

  16. I have found my passion in life. 

  17. I hope one day to have a wife.

  18. Who l can enjoy my life with

  19. I feel it is important to embrace life with both hands.

  20. New opportunities have arrived on my feet

  21. He beat his depression into submission. 

  22. I found my poetry writing got me through difficult times.

  23. I find praying always makes fears disappear. 

  24. As I wipe my tears.

  25. As the day nears when I believe. 

  26. I tell myself I can achieve. 

  27. Now I am feeling ten.

  28.  I feel less stressed and depressed. 

  29.  I count to two in my head, say whoosa.

  30. At a quick rate.

  31. I use a blank page in my notebook to express my emotions. 

  32. As I dream about oceans. 

  33. They are peaceful and tranquil places.

  34. What a confident young man you have become. 

  35. I become numb whenever I enter my poetry into competitions.

  36. I hope to succeed one day.

  37.  I am at ease now.

  38. In my hour of need, the counsellors at Mind helped me.  

  39. Our minds are powerful tools.

  40.  We need to keep our minds well.

  41. By feeding our brains with the nutrients and water our brains need.

  42. It was essential to turn my tears of sorrow into tears of joy. 


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  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,734 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @Globster

    I've moved this thread to our coffee lounge and slightly changed the title so more people can see your amazing work  B)

    That's a very moving poem and I'm so pleased to read that the people at Mind helped you through a difficult time.  Using personal experiences as the driving force for creativity can produce fab results, as you definitely show!

    Good luck with the competition.  We are rooting for you.
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  • leeCal
    leeCal Community member Posts: 7,550 Disability Gamechanger
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    Nice poem @Globster good luck ?

    “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.” 
    ― Dalai Lama XIV

  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,650 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks for sharing your poem @Globster,, it's a great piece of work on such an important subject. Best of luck
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  • Globster
    Globster Community member, Community Volunteer Host, CP Network, Scope Member Posts: 2,559 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello to the scope community 

    Just found out I have not been successful this time
    I am going to brush down a go again for the next opportunity that comes along 

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  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,650 Disability Gamechanger
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    Ah sorry to hear that @Globster, you will always be considered a winner as far as I'm concerned!
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  • Globster
    Globster Community member, Community Volunteer Host, CP Network, Scope Member Posts: 2,559 Disability Gamechanger
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    @Ross_Scope
    Thank you appreciate your kind words onwards and upwards for me 

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