7 Months And A Few Days Ago – Poem

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This post is the latest post of my new poetry series that still doesn’t have a name. It is a series in which I will be sharing poetry from my archives that I have never shared before.

I have had a lot of fun reading through them all and reminiscing and I thought that it might be fun to share them and reminisce with you all!

The poem that I want to share today is called “7 Months & A Few Days Ago!”

7 months and a few days ago

I said goodbye to him you know

I thought It’d be easy to adapt

Instead I’m caught up in this act

Happy smiling face with laughter

Fooling them so well I deserve a BAFTA

I don’t think I should have to pretend

I’m not grieving for the loss of my best friend

Every day it cuts like a knife

When I realise he’s gone forever from my life.

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I wrote this poem about the death of one of my best friends.

At the time I don’t think any of the people closest to me understood how I was feeling, I experienced a lot of “get over it” and “you have to move on” and other generally cold and unsympathetic talk so to please them I started smiling, and acting like I was happy and before you know it I was heading for a full on breakdown that resulted in me being trapped in the deep pit of depression for a very long time.

As I write this now I am pleased to be able to write that I am genuinely incredibly happy these days and it feels fantastic, but it took a lot of work to reach this point in my life and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t still have the occasional bad day.

I’m able to deal with it all now though because I talk about things instead of bottling them up, I confront the source of whatever is upsetting me and I am not afraid to cut people out of my life completely if they’re having a negative effect.

I put myself first when it comes to my health both mentally and physically and I’m glad that I’m strong enough to do that now because it has changed my life for the better.

Moral of the story? If you’re upset, be upset. Bottling things up doesn’t help, it just makes things worse and always make sure that when it comes to your health both physically and mentally you put yourself first because YOU are important and I love you so please look after yourself!

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Take care,

Charlotte xo