This pill I take

Peace for me

A heavy dose

Quelling my mind

Relieving insanity 

Washing away

years of misery 

years of perplexity 

I don’t care what you say

It is a cure to my




  • orchidee

    I made myself swoon. I took a blue pill by mistake. You know the ones?!


      Blue or red from the movie “The Matrix”? Ohhh wait... that blue pill!

      Thanx for the read.

    • dusk arising

      A strong prescription for peace of mind.
      Only prescribed for the deserving. Long may you achieve mental rest and hopefully peace of mind.

      • LAWLESS

        Thanks for visiting.

        I’ve been taking it for over 20 years. I used to go completely insane. Now I just pretend to be a lunatic!

        • dusk arising

          Full marks for the masquerade and better marks for the recognising it m8. Whats the difference between you and the rest of us pretending sanity???? Answer = poetry.

          Smile often.

        • 2 more comments

        • Michael Edwards

          Great write
          Sleep tight
          Hope it's snoreless

          • LAWLESS

            It does knock me out especially after a few pints! Thanks Mike.

          • ANGELA & BRIAN

            Thanks for sharing JOHNNY @ 35 Im currently not on any medication because my LIFE is on an even keel and I know ANGELA is safe and well in NZ. However as a BIOCHEMIST I am aware many of my Friends need UPPERS & DOWNERS & PEACE ? to maintain equilibrium & sanity ~ the choice is theirs ~ cest la VIE ! Thanks for sharing !
            Love Peace & Joy ~ stay COOL !
            Yours BRIAN & ANGELA 🧡🧡

            • LAWLESS

              Thanks for popping in.

              I’m a pill popper for a good reason. My disease is much like others that require medication; I would not be alive without it. It has saved me from insanity and suicide.

            • Neville

              I am delighted that someone has had the guts to speak out positively about seroquel or quetiapine.. some of these meds have had more than their fair share of bad press... it is absolutely imperative to point out that there is no such thing as a psychiatric panacea and what works for some will not have the same therapeutic value for another.... I have personally prescribed seroquel to dozens, maybe even hundreds of people over the years and have seen some remarkable results..... Good on ya sir... oh and I enjoyed your poem too..... Neville

              • LAWLESS

                Thanks Nev for your supportive comment.

                I grew up with mental illness in my family. You are right about what works for an individual, may not work for another. My brother basically has gone through the same things as me, yet he is on a different cocktail. He is going through life in a trance, where I have opted to minimize my meds. I’d rather ride this roller coaster with no seatbelts! Man, this hypomania is awesome! Except for the occasional hallucinations. 😜

                • Neville

                  you are more than welcome my friend and for what its worth, most families have their share of mental illness, mine certainly has over the years, which is probably why I went into the field in the first place... Neville

                • queer-with-a-pen

                  I read this closer to 1am last night then I usually like when getting up early, and only really fully got the weight of it just now. I’ve been on various medications since I was 12, and will likely be on them the rest of my life. I’ve come to terms with this, and have admittedly gotten quite angry with people that have pill-shamed others. I just need a little help because my brain doesn’t produce enough of the happy drug on its own. And, hey, if you can’t produce your own serotonin, store bought is fine!

                  • LAWLESS

                    Thanx Boaz for commenting.

                    I come from a long lineage of extremely mentally ill people. I was on six meds. at one point, now I’m on two. I know the difference between a crutch and a necessity all too well. If you need medication to help you, there is nothing wrong with that. Mental illness is a real disease that society is now trying to understand.

                    If you have seen or read “One Who Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, that is a real depiction of what mental hospitals were like in the ‘70s. My mother spent long periods in them during those years. I visited her and was horrified by the absolute chaos there. Be very thankful things have changed for the better.

                    Hang in there. I believe you are smart enough to deal with your illness. Just don’t let the shrinks over medicate you. Most of them WILL!

                  • Fay Slimm

                    If by this way you get peace why care what anyone says - -- a mind filled with anguish is nobody's friend. Warm thanks for this appealingly honest write.

                    • LAWLESS

                      We all must take medication to help us. Currently we are trying to understand mental illness. I believe things have changed significantly for the better. Let’s not dwell on the negative aspects of it. People’s lives have improved.

                      Spouting off a bit. May we all find peace. Thank you Fay for your support.

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