View Full Version : ADHD Poem...who can relate?


smithae
04-27-10, 11:56 PM
Impatience is my comrade,
I know it oh so well.
I speak and act before I think,<O:p</O:p
acquaintances repel<O:p</O:p

I think too much, yet not enough<O:p</O:p
priority is skewed<O:p</O:p
My questions and my comments<O:p</O:p
Come across as being rude<O:p</O:p

Avoid any situation where<O:p</O:p
I may have to sit still<O:p</O:p
I need to move and if I donít<O:p</O:p
Iíll ache and become ill<O:p</O:p

Anxiety starts swirling<O:p</O:p
Desperate to be free
The only open corridor
is through mobility

smithae
04-28-10, 12:05 AM
Thoughts, ideas, & theories
streaming in my head<O:p</O:p
What if? Oh yes! But WHY? I know!<O:p</O:p
Canít recall what you just said<O:p</O:p

Concentrate, look at her face<O:p</O:p
listen to her words<O:p</O:p
Hold all concerns, donít think right now<O:p</O:p
understand what you just heard<O:p</O:p

The more I try to tame my thoughts<O:p</O:p
the harder it becomes<O:p</O:p
Holding back is all consuming<O:p</O:p
attention quickly numbs<O:p</O:p

smithae
04-28-10, 12:08 AM
It may look like Iím listening


but Iím completely gone<O:p</O:p


Thereís battle in my cranium


& my focus is itís pawn<O:p</O:p


<O:p</O:p



Conversation is one-sided<O:p</O:p


unable to relate<O:p</O:p


I must hide that I canít follow


an excuse I must create<O:p</O:p


<O:p</O:p



Change the topic quickly


put attention back on me


Or make a sudden exit


thereís somewhere else I need to be

smithae
04-28-10, 12:11 AM
Then they think Iím selfish


they canít quite understand
I want to be included


this is not what I had planned


<O:p</O:p



Sometimes I feel so stupid


but I know Iím really smar


Iím seen as egocentric<O:p</O:p


but I know I have a heart


<O:p</O:p



Itís a daily disability


thatís so misunderstood


Awareness leads to tolerance


acceptance will make good

Saalyg
04-28-10, 01:27 AM
Very good poem and I can definitely relate. Especially the first two posts worth. I would suggest combining it all into one post, if you know how.

I would like to break it down, but it's too much work for me to put into something I won't be able to elaborate on much.... haha :P

smithae
04-28-10, 07:57 AM
Impatience is my comrade,
I know it oh so well.
I speak and act before I think,
acquaintances repel.

I think too much, yet not enough
Priority is skewed.
My questions and my comments
Come across as being rude.

Avoid any situation where
I may have to sit still.
I need to move and if I donít,
Iíll ache and become ill.

Anxiety starts swirling,
Desperate to be free.
The only open corridor
Is through mobility.

Thoughts, ideas, and theoriesÖ
streaming in my head.
What if? Oh yes! But WHY? I know!
Canít recall what you just said.

Concentrate, look at her faceÖ
listen to her words.
Hold all concerns, donít think right now,
understand what you just heard.

The more I try to tame my thoughts,
the harder it becomes.
Holding back is all consuming,
attention quickly numbs.

It may look like Iím listening,
but Iím completely gone.
Thereís battle in my cranium
and my focus is itís pawn.

Conversation is one-sided,
unable to relate.
I must hide that I canít follow,
an excuse I must create.

Change the topic quickly,
put attention back on me.
Or make a sudden exit,
thereís somewhere else I need to be.

But, then they think Iím selfish,
they canít quite understandÖ
I want to be included,
this is not what I had planned.

Sometimes I feel so stupid,
but I know Iím really smart.
Iím seen as egocentric,
but I know I have a heart.

Itís a daily disability
thatís so misunderstood.
Awareness leads to tolerance,
acceptance will make good.