Poem of the Week – Your Mental Health is my Priority

Your Mental Health is my Priority

Dear future child
If it’s 3am and you find yourself in a world of complete despair
Please do not turn to strangers on the internet for solace as I did
Please climb onto my bed
And I will hold you until the demons sleep
If it is Thursday morning and you are too sad to move
I won’t force you
I will buy ice cream and we will watch your favourite tv show
and I will remind you of your importance
If you feel as if you have no purpose
I will remind you that you were created entirely with love and
every pain you feel, I feel too
When you’re sure you can’t go on anymore
I will tell you that when I was 21 I searched for peace at the
bottom of a vodka bottle chased by a bottle of pain killers
But that five years later
When you were placed in my arms in the delivery room
I realized that you were why I had been holding on
Without realizing it, you saved me, do you know how amazing
that is?
So if you ever feel like grabbing that vodka bottle, put it down,
we will get in the car and I will drive until the sky turns magenta
I will show you how the sun rises every morning to encourage
you to rise too
Sweetheart I refuse to be unaware of your sufferings
As my mother was to mine.

– Ellie (be-fearless-brave-and-kind)

Ellie is a 22 year old poet from England. You check out more of her amazing work on her tumblr account.

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