Pills and a Promise.

As someone who has been prescribed medication for mental illness, I often contemplate the eagerness of people these days to resort straight to medication for all manner of mental health difficulties. I disagree with this approach, and I think that people just seem to be looking for the quick “fix” but not actually addressing the real problem. If you don’t like your face, and you put a mask over it, your face is still there. Mental health issues stem from deep seeded problems and until they are looked into, I personally don’t think they will be solved. I am not saying that medications are fundamentally wrong or that people who take them are likewise. I just don’t think they should be used as the first and only option for treatment. I also am not trying to imply that they are prescribed in this way in all cases.

 

Here.

Have this pill.

See how it makes

things better for you.

Watch as it brightens

up your whole day,

and alters your mind

in every way.

See if you’re yourself

after i’m through

Prescribing this happiness

from me to you.

 

-KJT

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Virus

Passing time

Just writing lines

Poetry

Stimulating me

In these luls.

A stanza,

A verse,

Writer’s curse.

To find structure

In free flowing thought.

Inspiration can’t be bought.

 

The virus

Infects me

Just Language

Wanting to break free.

To pass to the next one

And infect their soul,

Infest the mind.

Change their perception

Of space and time.

 

Invalid arguments

Talking in circles

Creating rules

To govern thought.

To constrict an idea

To restrain the flow

And before you know

You’re saying one thing

Meant something else.

 

-KJT

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