Creative Community

At OCD Action we often get people sending us poems, stories, books, art and a whole range of creative and inspirational work. For many people, being creative is an excellent way to express their feeling about OCD and how it impacts on their lives. In this area of the website, we invite you to submit your own creative work and share it with a wider audience. For now we can only take words but soon we hope to give you the opportunity to up-load images, video and audio. Your submissions will go to our editor for approval before they are posted below, if you wish to post pictures alongside your work, please email them across to




Posted on: 6th July 2010 by: actionagainstocd

Stuck in a constant battle
Conscience and all
Fighting the world
With time together twirled
Hope of some healing
Before overcome with the aching
Little pieces of comfort
For a while hides the hurt
Heart mends and heart breaks
There are ups and... Read More

Posted on: 2nd July 2010 by: Anonymous (not verified)

Sudden automatic thoughts that darken each new day
sadly, I'm aware that they are here to stay.
My anxiety is swelling and I pray my thoughts aren't right
should I seek reassurance, should I flee or should I fight?

I feed these thoughts with meaning as the anxiety... Read More


Posted on: 17th May 2010 by: stevieb

It is our phantom in the night,
And from our fear, takes great delight
It is the burden of our day,
The beast which always barres the way

It is our stalker, crouching near,
Which sniggers if we shed a tear,
The mocking voice from deep within
That tells us... Read More

Posted on: 28th April 2010 by: Joe21Liverpool

Locked in a battle with one's own mind
How desperately it will try to find,
An answer to its longing prayers
As this constant fight, it now bears
Itself, crushing all that lies in wake
If only my will it tries to take.
Take away from me, my freedom right... Read More

Posted on: 23rd April 2010 by: Truddles

My OCD's a bully
He's always at my side.
He interferes with all I do
There's just no place to hide.

His hold on me is endless,
He holds me with such force.
But however much I reason
He shows me no remorse.

I need to show him who's the... Read More