Don't Worry About Me (poem)

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

Authors note: Sometimes it is simply easier to lie and say that I am okay - I can't handle the inquiries about my mental health, so I act fine. I wanted this piece to express both sides of this dynamic: the sufferer and their supporters.

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