“There’s nothing so bad as schizophrenic fears
a story of horrendous paranoia and terrible tears”
I have fought with demons
with no freedom
from the terrible voice inside my head
which waits to berate me
says it hates me
it wants me dead
is it possession?
the courts in session
will it ever adjourn
I chased god will I ever learn
that the truth doesn’t just hurt it burns
and schizophrenia is narrative
and psychosis is a parable
This poem was written to show what it’s like to suffer with schizophrenia.
If you have been affected by the issues in this poem or want to know more.
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