Poem of Hope

I wrote this poem to honour anybody and everybody suffering in any way with their mental health. 

We can all be there for each other. It really is OK not to be OK sometimes. This is for Mental Health Awareness Day. In fact, it is for everybody every day.

Poem of Hope

Have you ever wondered
What it’s like to feel OK
Do you find life hard
Do you struggle every day

But do you keep it secret
Locked deep within your being
Buried right inside of you
So afraid of other’s seeing

Some people, on the surface
Don such a good disguise
You’d be hard pressed to notice
The tears behind their eyes

There’s different types of struggle
Some who can’t get out of bed
Others caught up in a prison
Unwelcome thoughts invade their head

There are hundreds of reasons
Why you may not feel your best
A long-standing issue
Or a result of this covid pest

But whatever you are facing
Please don’t do it by yourself
Reach out to those around you
Let’s all support our mental health

It’s time we made a stand
So we all become aware
There is so much struggle in this world
Let’s show how much we care

Demand for help outstrips supply
With waiting lists so long
If we could offer our support
Perhaps we’d right this wrong

Wouldn’t it be nicer
If more people felt OK
If we all just pull together
I’m sure we’ll find a way.

© Maxine Bailey

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Maxine Bailey
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I absolutely love writing poems. Enjoying my garden and my dogs. I used to be an Age UK Befriender, which I would thoroughly recommend to anybody. So rewarding

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