Two halves - a poem by Chris Chant

"I started writing poetry as therapy for myself and also for other people who can relate. Just to read something which proves you're not alone can release a great burden. Also now if I have a set back I use it as inspiration for another poem."

 

Two Halves

You may think these words are heavy

It's hard not to be with mental illness
Most would of stopped reading by now
Some stayed just to be curious

Maybe you stayed because you can relate,
To how it felt and how it affected you
The Love, fear, happiness and hate
We're constantly have, and are going through

Those first two verses were written when really low,
God, reading it brings me down
But only to a level of understanding
All part of turning your life around

Well, you got this far, and not by chance
Seen off the mysterious voices
Freedom is a wonderful thing
Being able to make life choices

A lot of life has been wasted
Solving an impossible puzzle
Time to look past, look forward
Taking off that emotional muzzle

I don't want to end this like I'm preaching,
But there’s one thing I've identified,
If you do relate, then you're a kind, loyal,
Beautiful, passionate, creative, ambitious and caring person...
... Don't hide!

By Chris Chant