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My mental illnesses are a board of directors
Overseeing my vast and complicated brain as if it were a company.
Anxiety is the guy who was hired to be creative,
To come up with all the what-ifs, the hypotheticals.
He's rarely right but they all think he's good to have around.
The CEO disagrees.
Bipolar is a scatterbrained woman who's always the last
To make up her mind
And most of time after she does, she changes it.
Often more than once.
She's an inconvenience but they all think she's good to have around.
The CEO disagrees.
PTSD has a photographic memory and she never forgets
An event, a word, a smell, a feeling
The most random thing will remind her of one of these
And she doesn't hesitate to bring them up at the most inopportune of times.
She's annoying and distracting but they all think she's good to have around.
The CEO disagrees.
Depression is the head of the board who feeds off the actions of all the others
Then twists them around and makes it all about him,
how it made him feel sad and degenerate.
And he never, ever fails to shift the blame for this to the CEO.
He's the worst of them all but they all think he's good to have around.
The CEO strongly disagrees
And wishes that she could fire them all,
Replacing them with those who actually get her and her company
But part of her knows that without them
Her company wouldn't be her own.
The CEO wouldn't be herself.
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SPIKE295 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student General Artist
That was a beautiful and creative metaphor <3
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VioletRaven Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
I like this concept, I think the personification succeeds in communicating how different facets work together and against you; it would be a good one to try and explain to people who haven't experienced this. From someone who has experienced these it also gets across the familiarity of feeling like there are many aspects ganging up on you, but they are part of you. Nice work.
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