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Poems on Borderline Personality Disorder & Depression

By Jenny Simmonds All Rights Reserved ©



Five years ago, I suffered a nervous breakdown, due to the end of my long-term relationship with the father of my four children. I was admitted to a psychiatric hospital, after several suicide attempts and was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. It was at this point that my relationship with poetry began. I use poetry as an outlet for my emotional struggle. Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a disorder of mood and how a person interacts with others. It's the most commonly recognised personality disorder. In general, someone with a personality disorder will differ significantly from an average person in terms of how he or she thinks, perceives, feels or relates to others.

Poem 1

Hatched a she with unknown blight
Who thought it fine to feel with might
To rage with fire and frenzied flail
A life that ends a sorry tale
As she watched and ached to be
A myriad of somebody
With all the secrets she betrayed
Along with all the words she gave
Contrite, blushing and ashamed
A malady that’s never tamed
But a venom will erase
And disintegrate impending days

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The Magnum Font: I really like your rhyming couplets and the images you paint with your writing style. It's simple yet complex, and simplicity can go a long way, especially with poetry like this.I think the messages in the poems are weaved into it in a clever way. Keep up the great work!

crissy: Awesome work. The characters are so beautifully flawed and easy to relate to. The protagonist Bethany Hill is a woman that I would definitely want to meet in real life. The author has managed to make me visualize the story like a movie. The two time frames of past and present are also so beautifu...

ChethanaRM: I love this story so much! It is wonderfully written and the characters are perfectly portrayed!

Laraine Smith: In addition to being humorous, this story is visual! This is also a beautiful story. Keep up the great work! :)

Kei Angelus: Hello!I'm looking for short stories to adapt into scripts, and this one is one of them :)I think your poetry writing style is a little similar to mine. I like how you relate the Anxiety to the other emotions. I could already imagine how I can 'translate' this into a play.So, do you mind if someda...

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