Don't Worry About Me

 

Don't Worry About Me

What's wrong, are you ok?
Why don't you come out and play?
Laugh, smile and have some fun.
It is just wonderful here in the sun!

Take a chance, live a little and smile.
You know that we're only here for a little while.
You are missing out on love, adventure and life.
We never see you, are you in some kind of strife?

Don't worry about me, I'm just tired.
I will be ok, just wait another day.
It is nothing I assure you, would you believe it’s a cold or flu?

Come, let's dance! Be moved and swirled!
Take a chance and step out into the world.
Run and fly until your heart’s content,
Make sure that your life is well spent.

Come and see a movie, or watch the waves hit the shore,
You will have a good time, just step out the door.
The day is almost over, the sun is now setting.
Leave no stone unturned, don't leave this world regretting.

Don't worry about me, I'm just tired.
I will be ok, just wait another day.
It is nothing I assure you, would you believe it’s a cold or flu?

Please, I want to see you, I miss what we once had.
Have I done something to offend you? Did I make you mad?
I don’t know how to help you, I am at my wits end.
Please don’t forget that I have always been your friend.

How about we stay in tonight, why don’t I come to you?
There will be nothing for you to prepare or do.
We can simply order takeaway and watch the same old show,
And when you tell me to leave, I promise to go.

Don't worry about me, I'm just tired.
I will be ok, just wait another day.
It is nothing I assure you, would you believe it’s a cold or flu?

Don't worry about me, really, I’m fine.
I just stayed up too late, there’s a lot on my plate.
I don’t know what else I can say, just believe me; and please go away.

10/04/17

 

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Authors Note: I wanted to express the interaction that often occurs between somebody struggling with a mental affliction and their friends. The friend wants to help, but often struggles to hit the mark.

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Zachary Phillips
Zachary Phillips is an Australian born writer, podcaster, vlogger, school teacher, mental health advocate, motivational speaker and martial artist. He uses these platforms to promote mental health awareness, personal development and self-discovery.
Coming from a troubled past, he began writing as a form of therapy. After finding that sharing his story helped others to move on and heal, he decided to release his first book 'Under The Influence - Reclaiming My Childhood' to the public.
It provides a personal and brutally honest account of the destructive dynamic that a drug affected and mentally ill father can have on his child.
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