In My Head

In My Head
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Is it only in my head?
My dreams are always better than life,
Sometimes I wish I were dead,
My reality is filled with strife.

My dreams are always better than life,
I know I’m thinking selfishly,
My reality is filled with strife,
And nobody really loves me.

I know I’m thinking selfishly,
That’s just the way it is,
And nobody really loves me,
Is nothing truer than this?

That’s just the way it is,
I’m trapped and screaming, yet no one knows,
Is nothing truer than this?
I’m flying above, see my body below.

I’m trapped and screaming, yet no one knows,
Sometimes I wish I were dead,
I’m flying above, see my body below
Or is it only in my head?

Copyright © 2022 Brandon Ellrich

This poem was written in response to W3 Prompt #20: Wea’ve Written Weekly – The Skeptic’s Kaddish. Please visit his page to participate or read the other responses.

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If you liked this poem, you may also like Lost in the Fog or Spiral of Depression.

Published by Brandon Ellrich

I live in Central Missouri and enjoy reading, writing, playing tennis, watching movies, and exploring creative outlets. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and I love to take my readers inside the minds of my characters.

25 thoughts on “In My Head

  1. Brandon, first, I have to say that this is relatable to me – you are not alone in these feelings!

    second – I have to say this is a seamless pantoum – it didn’t feel forced in the slightest bit – just perfection!


    David

    P.S. I got your poem for poetry partners, and I will respond to it this week!

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