Three Poems by Sudeep Soparkar

 

Confusion

Delirium they call it in ecstasy
Failing to understand myself
Who am I to judge?
Rather why should I?
I have tried to calm my brains
Medicines are helping me out now
A person I talk to
Soothing my state of confusion
Being confused is not a disorder
Just an emotion in general
Embrace it with will
Steadiness ought to follow

 

Spastic

I have a heavy tongue
Thus I slur in my speech
I am on medications
My walk isn’t that great
I cannot handle things
My neurons are to be blamed
My hands and feet tremble
I have accepted it as a part of me
But my soul is clean
So is my heart
Then why keep me aloof
From the everyday part?
I wish to be loved
I wish to be an asset
Without your support
I won’t be able to even touch my racquet
Calling someone a spastic
Hurts them a lot
But what’s worse
Is that the spirit of humanity
Dies

 

Depression

Sitting at a corner
In the dark side of the room
I had a word with myself
Why am I liking this life
With no light
Is this becoming my approach
Towards life
Or is it just a phase
Closing over time
My brain had numbness
Body without much sensation
Appetite reduced
Feelings disappeared
Reluctantly I had to agree
I am in depression!
From darkness towards light
I am trying to travel now
Just because of that acceptance!

 

Sudeep Soparkar is a creative nerd who loves to express himself through words. He aims at removing the stigma revolving mental health through his poems.

Art can illuminate even the most elusive and difficult to comprehend ideas. Visual rules and tightly codified visual metaphors help scientists communicate complex ideas mostly amongst themselves, but they can also become barriers to new ideas and insights. Dr. Regina Valluzzi’s images are abstracted and diverged from the typical rules and symbols of scientific illustration and visualization; they provide an accessible window into the world of science for both scientists and non-scientists.

 

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