by Alienhippy

Sometimes my obsessions scare me

Although some can bring my mind rest

They consume my thoughts with their tangents

Then the looping is not always best


Some obsessions will call and inspire

They bring freedom and show the real me

But others will make my brain tire

Of the nagging and negative I see


I fear that when I am focused

I forget all the things that are real

All the people I love and live for

Will not understand how I feel


The days all seem like they merge

My obsessions will pull on my time

I’m so focused on what I am doing

No need for food, not hungry, I am fine


I realise that this is not good

I need to show me some loving

My ways are often misunderstood

But for me this is just called living


I have made myself a timetable

And set an alarm on my phone

It’s good to be so intense sometimes

But it’s better to not feel alone


Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
~1 Corinthians 13:4-7~

12 thoughts on “Obsessions

  1. I am very much uplifted by your honesty Aienhippy’s , with being Dyslectic I have a few of the symptoms you experience but mostly my life runs fairly normal and my thinking too, but as a Christian perhaps different from many others, I’m very Passionate about God, Jesus is my best friend and my thoughts are often focused on Him, we talk a lot but not audibly, in my heart, if I’m worried about anything or sad I talk to Him, if something confuses me or if I’m Happy, the same, I do this with my close friends too but Jesus is my closest.

    Christian Love Anne.

    • Hello Freedomborn,
      Jesus is my best friend too, I don’t think I could have got through life without my relationship with Him.
      Thank you for sharing. Love and hugs friend. xx 🙂

  2. I’m glad to see that you set the phone alarm .that’s a good thing Lisa .You sure know how to change things for your benefit .We all get involved in things where ,time goes flying by so fast without realizing it . you described your obsessions in a way i see what you’re going through .

    • Thank you Eileen,
      I have great ideas, it’s remembering them and sticking to them though…giggle.
      Blogging is so good for helping me with this.
      Love and hugs my friend. xx 🙂

  3. I like your poem… The concentration vs relationships balance is an essential dilemma and you illustrate it beautifully.

    Concentration: meaningful, productive, intense, demands solitude and an abundance of coherent time. Will make you neglect the rest of the world and can starve vital relationships so they break, can ruin love.

    Relationships: essential for living in and liking the world, for love. Demand attention and frequent switch of focus, interrupt and cause loss of concentration.

    – but with understanding from all parties and in the right balance they supplement rather than undermine each other.

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