she is not the monster

Brutal

Constant

Consistent

Cycle of insults and coercions of words

In her head

Constantly conflicting the potential decisions made through her

Psyche

 

They demand attention

But often times

These are not the worst voices

She hears

 

The most brutal

are that of

Other humans

Over and over

They repeat

Those voices are not

Real

They told her

Little did they know

Of course they were real

Those voices are with her

Always

 

Spending more time with her than her own

Friends and family

Do not ask her about her

Current hallucinations

For her own sanity

She must enforce that her two worlds do not

Conflict

 

She is not a

Monster

But a loving and empathetic

Human being

Spending her life just a tad bit differently than

You

 

Next time you see someone like my

Friend

Treat her with the same compassion as

Everybody else

After all,

There are plenty of people

In this world who qualify as

Monsters

But my friend,

Is not one of them

Schizophrenia

Should not be

Demonzied

We do not demonize

Physical illnesses like

Cancer

Do we?  

 

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