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A Poem | I Don’t Feel Like Functioning Today

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I Don’t Feel Like Functioning Today

A Poem | Samantha Steiner


I don’t feel like functioning today

So I’ll ignore all my calls

Until they fade away to my voicemail

Which I’ll never even bother to check anyway

 

I don’t feel like functioning today

So I think I’ll stay in the clothes

That I wore

From the night before

And maybe even the day before that

Wrinkled clothes and a dirty tee

Yet none of this is new to me

 

I don’t feel like functioning today

My hair is an unwashed mess

It’s all greasy

It just kinda sits there all limp

And framing my face

 

I don’t feel like functioning today

So I am going to sleep

Until my body is sore

And my restlessness screams,

“It’s time to wake up.”

Until I miss my alarm,

An appointment or two,

And almost every single meal

Until my bladder is aching

Maybe I’ll just sleep my life away

 

I don’t feel like functioning ever again

And I’m not even dealing with Bipolar Depression or Mania

Maybe I’m just anxious and overwhelmed

Too many problems are thumping through my head again


 

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Samantha

Samantha Steiner is the author of the new book, "My Bipolar Mind: You're not alone," which is now available on Amazon. She is also a freelance writer, blogger, and mental health advocate who runs and manages her own mental health blog, MyBipolarMind.com.

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4 Responses

  1. Amy Jo says:

    I can relate to this currently and liked the examples- wearing same clothes and unwashed hair, ignores voicemails etc. thanks.

  2. manyofus1980 says:

    awesome poetry! <3

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