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i.
in 7th grade                                      
i didn’t know depression
until she told me her name,
carving forever scratches
along my limbs like
little love notes on the bark
of a tree.

she stole my rings
and left me hollow.

ii.
i had only ever met anxiety
in passing, until one day
he handed me power and told me
to hurt someone else with it.

iii.
inexperienced,
with an uncontrollable
quivering in my fingers,
he whispered, “ to survive,
you must learn quickly.”
as i shoved the bevel of a needle
into a strangers arm.

iv.
so, if a therapist
could talk away my scars
like iodine disinfects,
guide the ships
through the storm of my mind
like a lighthouse-

v.
instead of pills,
if a therapist could
give me the strength
of dragons,

i might just
take my chances.
Okay this is from the secret series, but I went a little crazy, got a little too personal. Yay, or nay? ( critiques welcome. )
And oh my--Kayla actually wrote a somewhat longer poem.
Side note: In iii. when I mention a needle, I am referring to phlebotomy in case anyone is confused.

The Secret:

“I’m scared to go to a therapist and get rid of my anxiety and depression. What if my whole personality goes with them?”

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mad-genious Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
 this i amazing gal ^^  i f*cking hate therapists. >.< but to be honest, i don't think a therapist can strip you of your personality. becauseyour personality is something you have control of. unless depression and anxiety is your personality. 
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EloreCohlt Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing, as always. I really like the last part and I think the personal touch is a good thing. Never stop writing, please :heart:
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DearPoetry Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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xxAiko-chanxx Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love this one * Q * <3
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XxKrAzYxKiDxX Jun 26, 2013  Student General Artist
This poem is very sad, :C I've seen a therapist since I was hm.. about 9 or so, on and off. I'm 17 now, and I can't tell you how much this has helped me.
They don't always fill you up with pills and tell you to try and act normal.
In fact, mine encourages me to be strange and outspoken and opinionated.
Granted there are some therapists who don't get it, who say the wrong things and pump you will pills.
BUT you just have to find the right therapist for you!
THERAPISTS ARE GENERALLY GOOD PEOPLE THOUGH.
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TangledTabby876 Jun 26, 2013   Digital Artist
this is literally my life. great job :D
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For what it's worth, any therapist who would sooner drug you than /talk to you/ is terrible at their job. The point of being a therapist is to make a very human connection with your client, to understand the nights their problem has kept them awake, how many times they've cried, how much they hate themselves.

There are bad therapists. But there're good ones too, and they can help you more than you'd dare to imagine, in some cases ^^
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BaudelaireManson Jun 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
death to all
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