What do you do when you get an external wound? You take thorough care of it right ? We make sure that it is cleaned properly with antiseptic and we follow the basic FIRST-AID steps. Be it a small or a big wound, we never ignore it.  But what about the emotional wounds? What about those invisible traumas that need our attanetion and care but we often forget to take care of it?

Yestaerday while surfing the internet, I came across one post that says how a person kept on carrying past emotional traumas, bad memories, emotional baggage withhim and in the end even minor insidents hurt him a lot leading to emotional break down.

That happens to all of us. We all do that knowingly or unknowingly. We don’t take a moment to sit down with  ourselves and do some introspection.

So here is a poetry that I wrote about emotional wounds and mental health.

             EMOTIONAL FIRST-AID

 

    EVERYDAY WE PUT ON OUR MASKS.

HIDING OURSLEVES FROM THE WORLD

    TO OTHERS WE SEEM CONFIDENT 

EVEN UNSTOPABLE HUMAN BEINGS.

 BUT DEEP DOWN WE KNOW HOW PAINFUL IT IS TO DRIVE OFF THE HOWLING DEMONS.

TO STRUGLE EVERYDAY TO FACE OUR TRUE SELVES AND TO GO BACK TO THE EMPTY HOME.

 “IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD,CHANGE YOUR THOUGHT” THEY SAY WHEN YOU SERVE YOUR FRAGILE HEART.

AND THAT FORCES YOU TO HIDE EVEN MORE AND PUT MORE LAYERS OF MASKS.

BUT ITS NOT JUAT YOUR BODY,ITS MIND THAT NEEDS TO BE TAKEN CARE OF TOO.

CAUSE NOT JUST A BLEEDING WOUND,A BRUISED HEART CAN HARM YOU TOO.

PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR EMOTIONAL PAIN, THE WAY YOU WOULD GIVE ATTENTION TO YOUR BLEEDING WOUND.

CAUSE YOUR BROKEN,BRUISED HEART NEEDS AN EMOTIONAL FIRST-AID TOO.

THE DEPRESSION IS LIKE AN INFECTION, IT MAKES YOU HOLLOW FROM YOUR CORE.

AND YOUR EMOTIONAL FRAGILE HEART NEEDS AN IMMUNIZATION TO FFIGHT STRONGER.

 

 

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