Try not to think about it Shove it down ....way down Don't show it Its bubbling up, it wants to escape I don't know how long I can hold it I'm not that strong I want control over it But it consumes me I am it And it is me I wasn't always this way with it I never would shove it down Until one day I was mocked for showing it I was told I was weak Because everyone has it ... and they can control it Its all in your head , your a cry baby I believed it Why couldn't I control it ? Next time I'll try my best But I feel it again....its about to escape I can't let it I try shoving it down ....way down But that doesn't stop it Now its flowing out of me like water I need to stop it I run to my room , lock the door,shut off my phone So no one can see it I look in the mirror Puffy face and bloodshot eyes are the result of it I sit in front of my fan The cool air dries it I sit until all the evidence is gone Until I can walk out of my room and deny it I have to ... I'm not a cry baby I can do this I am it And it is me
I wanted to write a poem that could be interpreted. When writing I didnt know what "It" was . I wanted the reader to fill in the blanks. I also wanted this poems to represent my childhood where my family didn't have a name for mental illness.So i would have to try to describe what i was feeling but as a little kid i just describe it as "It"