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: 7th December 2017 by: Anonymous (not verified)


A plait of question marks glowing gold

Fell to the ground,

I climbed this curious ladder until I found

A monster one should not behold.


He had no teeth to terrify

No eyes molten with hell-hewn rage

No den, no... Read More

Posted on: 30th July 2017 by: RSE1965

OCD Washing Machine When I wake in the morning my head is clear. Within minutes I’ve filled it with intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, Obsessive behaviour and compulsion. I add a little bit of hyper vigilance and over responsibility and top it off with a cup of guilt, shame and despair.... Read More

Posted on: 22nd May 2017 by: steveocd

                                                              A glimpse into my mind


To be lost in your head is to have... Read More

Posted on: 2nd February 2017 by: Andyroo

I began with primitive fight or flight,

Within a forgotten long ago time;

Now I haunt my captives with endless fright,

Much fear spoken of me through prose and rhyme.


Within my cruel, pounding ancient heart,

There thrives no trust or kindly... Read More

Posted on: 22nd November 2015 by: Wombat140

The incidence of clinical OCD is usually said to be between 1 and 3 percent.


Last night I dreamed about a world where OCD did not exist.
It was 1-3% better than this one.

On the news the first fusion power station had just been switched on
and the... Read More