A Tormented Mind

Smashing everything in sight

Trying to ease my tormented mind

Looking for a fight

Of any kind

You say you don’t know why I’m so angry

That you don’t understand

It’s because I want to be free

And the sight of you I can’t stand

A Tormented Mind
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About The Poem:

To the shock of what I am assuming is many of my readers, I have nothing to whine about this week. That’s not entirely true because I do have a lot to whine about. Maybe, I should say I have less to whine about than usual. I have had a pretty productive week. I have finished quite a bit of cleaning. And I even got some writing done. So this poem feels a little out of place. But that’s because it was written last week lol.

If you have ever been in a toxic relationship, friendship or just been around toxic people you can probably get this poem. Being around toxic people can make you feel tormented and mentally exhausted. And not being able to leave can sometimes make you feel as though you have hit rock bottom. That’s pretty much what “A Tormented Mind” is about.

Have you ever felt tormented? Have you ever felt like you have hit rock bottom and don’t know how to get back up? What do you do to deal with these negative feelings? What did you think of the poem? Do let me know your thoughts in the comments section located below because I would absolutely love to hear them. Or simply stop by and say hi!

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68 thoughts on “A Tormented Mind

  1. Oh Pooja I totally get what you say about being drained and entrapped by toxic people. The two birds in front of the barred window in the image said so much too.

  2. I love the poem, I can definitely relate to these feelings. When I think I hit the rock bottom I look back to see how much progress I have made since I actually hit the rock bottom… It was twenty some years ago when things were looking ugly, now I see them looking up. This huge leap of faith again and again made me a better person, less aggressive, more mindful. Introspection is the recipe I use to deal with moments of self-doubt and pessimism, they don’t last very long and I feel like I still have to grow a bit.

    1. Thanks so much. You’re right introspection does wonders and reminds us how far we’ve come. We all have some growing to do but as long as we are making progress it’s okay to fall back sometimes.

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  4. Pooja, did you write this poem for me?
    This poem literally describes my last night’s conversation with my family, lol!
    I’m used to that shit now, though it still hurts, but I’m fine.
    I like the picture you’ve used!!

    1. #browngirlproblems 😅

      Yeah, it still hurts since they’re family. But at some point we have to realise that they’ll never change.

  5. I love it! I completely identify! I’ve had many toxic people in my life, so yeah! Glad your week was better! Yay!

  6. Oh yes I’ve been around toxic people
    And I feel very upset all of the sudden.
    They have a negative impact and I don’t know how, but you can’t be happy around them.

    There were times when I was scared. Their dominance is terrifying.

    The poem is wow…..

    I love the art style you have shared with this one. Something different from what you usually share.

    Take care….

    And yes you had a productive week and I hope you have even better this week.

    Hey btw, recently I’ve came across so many posts that praised you and how you helped them. Made me very happy ☺️
    I’m happy to know you 🤓

    1. Yeah, they just have this negative energy that ruins everything.

      Thanks so much. Yes, the art is quite different from what I usually share but I felt this went better with the poem.

      Who is writing posts praising me and why haven’t I seen them?? 😯

    1. I’m glad you haven’t experienced this recently. I think over time our anger dies down and we learn to approach things more calmly.

  7. Oh yes, I’ve been there, Pooja, and it is a terrible feeling. Your poem and the accompanying image expressed the feelings very well. All the best to you, MW 🩶

  8. Got to keep working on myself. I can point at others, but 3 point back. I am far from perfect and it is important that I keep coming back to taking responsibility for me, and working on what I do have the power to change. Too exhausting expecting or blaming. A big reason why I stopped drinking in 99, and have stayed stopped, making my relationship with self the most important. No relationship is better than a bad one… and I was never a relationship addict.

  9. It’s not funny when the people tormenting you act like they don’t understand why you’re so angry .. gaslighting! Some people are immune to toxicity.. those lucky brave souls but for sensitive ones like mine, we gotta flee one way or the other.

    1. It makes me even more mad when someone gaslights me. I just hate it.I’m quite sensitive too and try to cut toxic people out as much as possible.

  10. I think everyone has had these moments of frustration. Sadly… We just have to ride them until we learn to rid ourselves of them 🥴

    … love the poem, Pooja. 🤍✨

  11. I felt tormented the past few days and had to end a 20+ year friendship with a woman I realized I could no longer trust. She just had this way about twisting every conversation and making it about her own political agenda, and trying to make me look foolish, which is unfair. And instead of calling me to discuss what happened, she continued to twist it around and make it seem as if I was the bad guy and she was the hopeless victim. (JUST LIKE YOUR POEM, saying she didn’t understand!!) I stooped low and called her every name in the book to get her to stop emailing and texting me.
    I rarely call people names like “dumb” but she pushed me to the limit.
    She finally stopped texting me.
    Interesting, though, when you move on and leave toxic people behind, something spectacular always happens — and it did!! 🙂

    1. Wow, that’s so sad. It’s always tough ending a friendship but she seems quite toxic so it’s probably for the best. I hate it when people gaslight like that and try to turn themselves into a victim. It’s so frustrating.
      Totally, once you leave the negative stuff behind you get something positive as a reward from the universe!

  12. Yes, it is quite difficult to get out of such a relationship, because most of the time the victim is afraid to leave. However, it is not impossible.
    I’m so glad you spread awareness about many important topics through your blog posts.

  13. I feel your poem resonates with many of us, Pooja. It can be difficult but one must learn to walk away from toxic relationships and not look back or feel guilty.

    1. I’m glad it did. It’s always nice to know we aren’t alone in feeling a certain way.
      I absolutely agree, it’s difficult but the best way to deal with toxic relationships is to leave and never look back.

  14. Releasing to the page certainly helps and dancing it out, which you’ve also done recently, is a great mood enhancer and less destructive than “smashing everything.” 😅💃🏻😁

  15. You weren’t mad at all I can tell Pooja! Ha! Deep emotions felt and shared. I totally agree we have to move on and let go. I give Bataks to clients at times and we have a field day and they burn calories too! Yep… move em on out and move on.. agreed! ❣️

  16. Oh yes Pooja, I agree, that being around toxic people can make you feel tormented and mentally exhausted. Time for them to go, or for you to make your exit. Don’t give them “your energy” to continue polluting your life. Very good post. 😊🙏🏼🤗💖🥰

  17. I don’t really relate to feeling angry. I do frustrated extremely well but my emotional range is limited to not include much expressive anger. My innate response to toxicity is to separate myself from whatever it is that is making me feel that way.

    That said, I think it would be really cool to rage (assuming there were no real stakes.) I read about people getting furious and breaking things and I wonder how that would feel. I tend to just think “Oh man, why are you destroying your own stuff” or “oh, that’s going to be a big mess to clean up later.”

    1. I’m the same lol. As much as I like to smash stuff in my writing I don’t do that in real life. I don’t even slam doors. But I feel like it would be so satisfying to let go of pent up anger like that. Maybe if I find an abandoned place I can smash everything in I’ll try it someday lol.

  18. Sometimes we don’t understand that our mood is influenced by the toxic people in our life. When we start to be aware of it, it almost makes us feel guilty that we want to give up on a relationship. That’s my experience of dealing with my narcissistic relatives who never associate with anybody emotionally, and who torture everybody around them including themselves.

    1. True, those around us affect our mood so much. Narcissists just make everyone miserable. I have had similar experiences with narcissists too.

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