Believe it or not I wrote this in 1999. Little did I know!
He looks the same as you and me,
He may be kind and good,
But a little part inside his head
Won't function as it should.
He may seem quiet and reserved,
Perhaps confused and shy,
He greatly lacks in confidence
And sometimes he may cry!
We do not understand his ways -
So easy to offend,
He should pull himself together,
He's going around the bend!
We cannot see his illness,
We don't see evidence
And a nervous disposition
Just doesn't make much sense.
And so we back away from him
And tell him he's cuckoo,
But mental illness doesn't care
It may well come to you!