“I’m so OCD” you say
I silently wish we could trade lives for a day
“I don’t like to step on the cracks” you state
And I wonder, could you handle the weight?
“I like to keep my room clean” you say
Please God help them to understand, I pray
If only you could take a peak into my brain
Maybe then you could comprehend the pain
A minute of your time is all it would take
To see how many smiles I have to fake
How many tears I have to hide
While I slowly wither away deep inside
A prisoner of my own mind
I ask myself how life can be so unkind?
You see, for me the simplest of things
Become those that leave the biggest stings
I know the road is spotty
But I wonder, did I just run over a body?
When my head fills with pain
I worry - is it cancer or just a simple migraine?
In the kitchen sink I spot a knife
Will I turn evil and take somebody’s life?
If I don’t close the door just right
Will my family and friends be alright?
The thoughts continue to flood my head
And I hope tonight I can go to bed
“I’m so OCD” I hear you laugh
And I listen as my heart breaks in half
Please, take a walk in my shoes
Maybe it could change your views
I hope that one day you can understand
All of the suffering I have had to withstand
And that OCD is not an adjective or a joke
I think just maybe, you may have misspoke.