The silent battle

Earlier this year we launched our poetry project asking people affected by OCD to use the art of poetry to describe how OCD makes them feel. This brilliant example is Joelle's poem.

The Silent Battle
Alone at midnight, in the silence
Thoughts penetrating my mind.
The 'Sequence' begins. I run through it
Restlessly. and yes, i have emerged a victor

But wait - Have I won? Have I really won the battle
between me and that dreadfully familiar other
It starts again, the silence disappears,
as the screams from my mind fill the space.
Poem written by Joelle.

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