Distraction Poem

Let me be me

The cat and I are having a staring contest but something bleeps in my subconscious and that ends
like it
began
quickly
without warning

My brain drives me mad
I understand it
but
others
think
I’m
just
walking with an undiscovered species on my own very
vibrant
planet

Ideas launch from the rocket-pad of my mind and grow in a meadow of creativity where all ideas flourish
and nothing is excluded
I pick what I want
when I want
and make up a vase of contrasting hues different shapes
textures
sizes
They look so perfect in a bunch
of pure random energy

My mind is like a lightning bolt Fast
Bright
but ephemeral in the crackles of perfect focused energy

Ideas just sort of buzz like a strange electricity
a million subtle colours
all linked connected
on a giant neural circuit board

The patterns that I see
are somehow just a part of me Others paint the same
but always
come out
with a different picture

My voice connects the myriad dots to create a vivid image
Then I just wish
it was
part
of everyone’s subconscious

Maybe then they’d understand me as I ride through life
one
idea
stronger
every
second
but
one
mind
lost
every
minute

They see distraction
but distraction made me
distraction is just creativity
it sparks and it twinkles
like a galaxy of possibilities
You only need to reach out
pick a star
and you’re there
a new idea, a fresh perception
the brain’s escape from world-imposed monotony

Don’t bottle my spark take that away
let me have
my
space
to
be
me
because
only
when
I
am
me
can
I
be
truly
FREE

Published by ADHD Galaxy

Hello, I’m Annabel and my mind is like a galaxy. Diagnosed with ADHD during lockdown, since then I have made it my mission to inspire other ADHDers to see the positives of living with a ‘galaxy brain’ and educate people about what it is like living with ADHD. I run my own tutoring and coaching business, helping many children with ADHD and dyslexia, and have always been an avid amateur writer and artist. Recently, I have written a children’s book which highlights the positives of ADHD: ‘Hadie & Adah’ and I will continue to promote my drawings and blog posts – focusing on positivity and creativity – in future. I truly am proud of my galaxy mind!

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