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: 24th May 2018 by: Olivia

I lost that autumn

Lying like a church effigy in bed,

Not dead but not really alive either.

The horse chestnut trees were laden with green sea mines

Threatening me with time.

Calendars hung blank for months;

My life’s ink ebbing away.

I did not... Read More

Posted on: 26th April 2018 by: Anonymous (not verified)

"This poem is not directly related to OCD. However, I wrote this poem to make a friend of mine smile. He suffers from OCD and other mental and physical health conditions. Everything in the poem is true. He is very inspiring, and that allowed this poem to be created. 

I hope it... Read More

Posted on: 6th April 2018 by: Olivia

Born to see the world in colour

Emotion is a life liberator

Easy to cave to pained feelings

Thoughts shadowed by mind dictator


Faceless like a doll, existing

Wishing away life in static years

Talk hits void and rebounds

Escape from dark... Read More

Posted on: 7th March 2018 by: Anonymous (not verified)

So the numbers 2,4,6 and 8 are dear to me 

and this is all thanks to my OCD

Odd numbers provide uncomfortably

Even numbers provide me with a form of safety


Shoes on twice, light switches on 8

These rituals ensuring I am always late

Sorry... Read More

Posted on: 7th March 2018 by: Olivia