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The Good and the Bad

By: Emily H. 

Mental health is always there for you, no matter how you’re feeling. I tried to write my poem on this subject, as that is what mental health means to me.

Hon. Mention · Middle School Writing (2021)

Mental health,
Mental health,
Your pal,
Mental health.

Through the good and the bad,
It’s always there.
There to make you feel wonderful,
There to make you feel horrid.

When you feel good,
It lingers.
When you feel bad,
It lingers.

But you notice it more,

And more,

And more,

Until you can’t handle it.

You’re used to feeling bad,
But you shouldn’t be.

When you feel good,
It’s special,
But it shouldn’t be.

It matters,
It matters,
Yes, it matters so much.

It tells you you’re doing great,
It tells you you’re doing a tad,

Bit,
Bad.

It tells you you’re the best,
It tells you you’re the worst.

It builds you up,
It breaks you

down.

Self esteem goes up,
Self esteem goes

down.

Up,

down.

Up,

down.

   in

Going            circles,
Round          round.

and

Through the good and the bad,
Mental health is always there.

And it’s there,
For you.