Locked away in a delusion
In a world that only she
Perceives to be her normal
Yet is not reality
Held hostage by her mind
Constrained by what she feels
Convinced by her conviction
Her beliefs are very real
Suspicious of all others
Fearing what they might do
Concerned by what they’re thinking
Certain for sure, they’re true
A hell bound persecution
With no reprieve; a downward slide
Day in day out a prisoner to
Her thoughts; no place to hide.
Yet have a little sympathy
Step out of judgements way
For she deserves your love and help
To bring in gracious rays
Rays of deep understanding
Compassion and a heart
To see; to help; to be a friend
Will you now do your part?
If you know someone or are yourself suffering from delusions or paranoia please visit http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/paranoia/%23.VO2G_UTfXYU
Have you heard the rumour
She knows you think it’s true
She’s saying things behind your back
And talking about you
She’s gathering information
She’s tracking every move
She wants to see you pack your bags
Yourself she might remove
She’s making up big stories
She’s telling lots of lies
She’s getting folk to side with them
Recruiting many spies
Least that is what you’re thinking
Those thoughts within your head
Those nagging doubts that grow so big
Coercing what you dread
And so you buy into this set
Delusion in your mind
Suspicion growing really fast
Fear turning thoughts so blind
Yet with very little substance
This way you can’t avoid
Your feelings are now firm beliefs
And now you’re paranoid
‘Paranoia’, oil on canvas painting by Neo Rauch, 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
“Mirror, Mirror, on the wall
Who is the fairest of them all?”
“Well, that’s,” said Mirror “hard to say.
Which face of yours is on display?
The one you show to Mrs B?
Or the face you show right now to me?
It’s hard to say which face is fair
For you behold two faces there”
“Oh come now Mirror, so confused!
For only one face do I use!
Why do you think you’re the police?
Come Mirror see I keep the peace
Or that is what I think I do
Is that not fair – does it hurt you?”
“Mirror, Mirror on the wall
Now say that I’m most fair of all”
Two Faced (Photo credit: S1ON)