They Can’t Hear My Cries

Cancer they sympathize,

but can’t hear my cries.

Heart disease they sympathize,

but can’t see my cries.

Diabetes they sympathize.

but hide from my cries.

Even the flu they sympathize,

but are afraid of my cries.

My mental illness cries

they do not sympathize.

Instead they blame me,

bias and shame me

for having an illness I did not cause.

Mental illness survivors deserve much applause.

Accept, understand, and sympathize,

respect, support and empathize

our mental illness cries,

and we shall overcome, conquer and rise.

Copyright © By Susan Walz and – All written content and personal artwork is © and Susan Walz. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner/artist is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to My Loud Bipolar Whispers and/or Susan Walz with appropriate and specific directions to the original content.

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