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I'm Worn Out

by Talia Devora 10 days ago in sad poetry
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A free verse poem about autistic burnout

I'm Worn Out
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I'm worn out

like ripped, smelly, unclean,

and nasty shirts.

Sugarcoating my disability

is mentally and emotionally draining.

I'm fed up

with feeling

like a cheap piece of garment.

I know

the full truth,

so why does my mind

keep fibbing to me?

I'm worn out

like faded hair dye.

Setting high standards

for myself

takes up so much energy,

I'm not even kidding.

I'm fed up

with molding myself

too much,

just so I can

avoid making mistakes,

and losing friends.

I'm worn out,

I'm frustrated,

I'm baffled,

I'm about to collapse,

and lose my breath!

Autism is a part of me,

and it's a sacred

part of my identity.

I need to stop


and villianizing it.

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Talia Devora

Poetess, visual artist and lifestyle/quiz writer! My pastimes include reading, sleeping, gaming, music, fitness, etc! Be yourselves, be kind and value life! Let's connect and be friends!

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  • C. H. Richard7 days ago

    Very raw and emotional. Well spoken truth ❤️

  • Cathy holmes9 days ago

    Well written, emotional piece. Well done

  • Babs Iverson10 days ago

    Wonderful and truthful poem!!! 💖😊💕

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