None of us are okay

None of us are okay

A Poem by Faust

They say, those who matter don't mind, and those who mind don't matter.
They say, sometimes you have to take two steps back in order to move forward.
They say, when life pushes you down, you should push back.
But what they forget to say is that it's okay to not be okay.
It's okay to not want to fight back.
It's okay to let out your sadness and anger and stress, because no one expects you to be 100% all the time.
No one expects you to always walk into school with a smile on your face and your positivity in your hands.
And yet, at that same time, you feel as if you have to walk around in long confident strides,
When in reality you want to curl up and let the bed sheets consume you.
It's okay to not be okay.

© 2020 Faust

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In Australia we have an annual
“Are u ok day “
Where we are supposed to ask work friends family anyone “hi are u ok ? “for mental health awareness
I think It should be every day
I liked your poem and it’s ok to write sad thoughts anxious thoughts etc and one day we look back when we are happy at these poems I do I look back a year or maybe more ago and I was in a dark place so keep writing ✍️

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6 Days Ago

We should have an 'are you ok' day in wisconsin. Nobody asks it here because I feel they wouldn't kn.. read more
I agree to a level. Like if your suicidal then it is not okay but if you are having a bad day then it is okay.

You still only write non positive stuff and that is okay but where is your famous smile in your writing?

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1 Week Ago

I think that it is okay to have those bad thoughts about yourself and to be depressed as long as you.. read more

1 Week Ago

I wasn't attacking you or anything. No need to be so defensive.

P.S. I am having a mi.. read more

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Added on January 16, 2020
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