Sensory Overload

To cover my ears and block out the world
To rock it so gently away
To shut my eyes and pretend I’m elsewhere
To hum so there’s nothing left
To bang my head so the confusion is gone
To curl up so I feel safe and warm
To hide under blankets so I can feel hugged
To be without words so alone and lost
To have my body not do what I want
To cry loudly so I can let it all out
To be overloaded so scared and afraid
To be frustrated no one understands my pain.

 

—Posted below is the original draft of the poem, I kind of put all those To’s there to rain the ME out of the poem. I really didn’t like those feelings anymore —

 

Cover my ears and block out the world
Rock it so gently away
Shut my eyes and pretend I’m elsewhere
Hum so there’s nothing left
Bang my head so the confusion is gone
Curl up so I feel safe and warm
Hide under blankets so I can feel hugged
Be without words so alone and lost
Have my body not do what I want
Cry loudly so I can let it all out
Be overloaded, scared and afraid
Be frustrated that no one understands me
That no one understands my pain.

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