Hello. It’s you again.

22 Mar


Knock, knock! Well hello there, it’s just me again,

thought I’d stop by to see how you have been.

You didn’t think that I’d be gone forever now?

As if I could just wander off or vanish somehow?

So you withheld me from your Doctor, of mental health?

it doesn’t negate the fact that you talk to yourself.

So they don’t know that I exist at the worst of times?

When all sobriety did was suppress some of the signs.

But eventually, they’ll see us talking and ask what is wrong,

only so many times can we say that we’re mumbling a song.

We envy those who can depict what is real and what is made up,

always on the edge of our seat ready to apologize for a mix-up.

Was this all a dream? Or did that really happen?

A back and forth game of ping pong, I am constantly trapped in.

Is this all too much for you? Since you thought I was absent?

a lot like your heart, there is no possibility for our detachment.

You may think I was created from too much Lysergic acid diethylamide,

Truth being, I’ve always been here and will always be by your side…



© 2018 Joseph Emerson @


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19 responses to “Hello. It’s you again.

  1. boundlessblessingsblog

    March 22, 2018 at 1:12 am

    Sure a back and forth game of ping and pong, Joseph. Great words composed.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. raynotbradbury

    March 22, 2018 at 10:46 am

    Too many voice in one place;) love the writing 👋💓😁

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Patrick Dykie

    March 22, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    Wow, that was powerful. I read it as mix of mental health issues, drug use, attempting sobriety, but never really escaping some of the bad things inside your mind. You always seem to come up with some great stuff that gets me to really think.Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Joseph Emerson

      March 22, 2018 at 12:44 pm

      Thank you so much. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Really means a lot. 🤓 Hopefully more and more will spill out of my hat. 🎩

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Didi Oviatt - Author

    March 22, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    Hell yes, this is perfect! You’re writing is excellent my friend!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Didi Oviatt - Author

    March 22, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    Reblogged this on Didi Oviatt and commented:
    Check out Joseph Emerson’s writing to portray a bit of mental health issues. Amazing!

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Heather Tasker

    March 22, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Deep, dark, and very well written!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. moorezart

    March 22, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    Reblogged this on From 1 Blogger 2 Another.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. K. D. Dowdall

    March 23, 2018 at 9:37 am

    What an incredible piece of writing! Thank you for sharing Didi, and Joseph keep writing! Karen 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


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