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And You Call Me Crazy!

Rosemary is author of six books on mental health and inspirational poetry. She is a motivational speaker and a volunteer peer advocate.

age 14

age 14


I have to take meds for life

Because of the psychotic break I had...

Brought on by stress

But, I'm okay now

I never was "dangerous"

When I was not on meds, I was merely anxious, afraid, depressed, manic?

Now the meds work well

Better than ever

I'm grateful for them

The old ones numbed me too much

But now-

It's safe

to feel... again

So since the difficult abusive people are gone

I can move forward!

I am safe

I didn't feel safe with him, or him

But that's the past

And it's over

And God forgave both

But meds are the healing way for many

And there's no shame in taking a pill

If you become ill

Do you feel shame for taking blood pressure meds?

Do you feel shame for taking cholesterol medication?

Do you feel shame for taking any meds for physical illness? No!!!

My illness is actually physical

So don't shame me

And I won't look down on you!

It's all just taking a pill.....

Thank God for science!!!

EVERYONE takes meds/drugs of their choice...alcohol, cigarettes, scratch tickets, sex...we're all on drugs.....

Absolutely LOVE this song


Nithya Venkat from Dubai on April 11, 2021:

Touched my heart. You are brave and strong.

schoolgirlforreal (author) on April 11, 2021:


Thank you, it feels really nice to be told that

Im glad you liked my pic, i was so innocent at that time,

Even though we can make mistakes sometimes in life, i feel that if we cling to God, He will direct our path, shelter us under His wings. And nwver forsake us.

Amara from Pakistan on April 11, 2021:

You were a brave girl schoolgirlforreal, and I liked your teen's picture.

And yes indeed, God is our Untimate saviour, and He listens to us, even our unspoken words, and untold heartaches.

Nice piece of poetry..

God bless you..

schoolgirlforreal (author) on April 11, 2021:

What a lovely compliment, thanksyou dear, and yes, i felt the love you sent

I'm eternally grateful

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on April 10, 2021:

So beautiful and bold piece.. Whenever it hit my nerves [the earthly drama] I close my eyes and breath.. I'm so grateful I am so very love by you our great Lord God. You have been through a lot Ms Rose , I must learn from your words. I'm sending lots of love hugs and kisses.. Hope you felt the squeeze [wink]

schoolgirlforreal (author) on April 10, 2021:


Thank you

Yes He can!


Moderation and balance!


Thank you very much

Samantha Stoerkel from Miami on April 10, 2021:

Wow! Loved this

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on April 10, 2021:

Seems that you got wise just in time. You changed direction and now your poetry can help others survive the same predicament. Very helpful and best to you going forward with God as your new priority. If anybody can turn pain into profit, He can!

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Rebels. on April 10, 2021:

Rose, this is a beautiful piece of poetry. Only God is the Supreme power. He is the Only Friend, Who hears when nobody listens to you. He is always with us. Yes, people judge others on the basis of their thoughts. And we can’t stop them nor we can satisfy them. It’s always better to work on ourselves. Your poetry is beautiful and motivational. Thanks for sharing

God Bless You Always, Ameen!

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