Mental Health Anxiety poem”Ahhhhhh….” by Jonathan S Baker


I just want to feel good 
without 400 to 2000 years
of puritanical thinking
kicking my ass, okay?

I'm tired of being
peer pressured
by fictionalized dead people 
under the flimsy guise of
tradition and normalcy.

I'm so tired of maintaining
multiple personalities
merely for the sake 
of protecting myself
at the cost of mental health.

I just want to embrace life 
and not have a fight
with the people
that live in my head
and speak loudly
with familiar voices
about the consequences
of my life choices.

Particularly, when I know 
how their own
lives were spent.
Honestly, I can't believe
they have the nerve
to comment.

Help! Help!
My conscience
lives in a glass house
and is tossing stones about.

Bio: Jonathan S Baker lives and writes at his home in Evansville Indiana with his two companions, a dog and anxiety. They are the author of Head Work and Roadside Attractions.

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