Pain- Mental Illness

By Anam Mashood

There are times in life where you see no end to your struggle.

No way out of your pain or the walls inside of you. 

On the surface it seems you are faking, but inside you are the only one who is truly knowing of your pain. 

That is exactly what invisible chronic pain looks like, oblivious to the outsider

You want to speak, but not the way your pain turns it into.

You are not angry but your brain is giving up on you.

The distance you travel within your home seems miles away from you. 

Each day you wake up in hope of seeing a light at the end of the tunnel.

But there is something you need to learn. 

Pain leaves you at the place exactly where you need to be. 

Undefined by culture, society or your own expectations.

You learn to trust your Creator, be grateful for whatever state you are in and accept yourselves with the pain you are feeling.

And this in essence is really powerful.

3 thoughts on “Pain- Mental Illness

  1. Aimen Akram says:

    So beautifully written!
    Portrays a picture of how in this age, everyone is carrying a pain inside and just smiling on the outside.

  2. . says:

    This might be one of my favorite LRS publications because of the simple and effective use of words. Its also very relatable!
    Last few lines was a really good conclusion!

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