You know it still blows my mind,

I can walk into a room full of people,

People who normally welcome me with smiles,

Conversation starters such as ‘how are you’?,

People I would class as my friends,

People who care about me,

 

Yet,

I walk in with puffy eyes,

Red blotchy face,

I have been sobbing,

Sobbing so hard someone might as well have ripped my heart out of my chest,

Sobbing so hard that I actually had no idea how to physically get in the car,

And they run,

 

It’s not that they didn’t even ask R U OK?

It’s that they turned AWAY,

They saw the fear and devastating on my face,

So they turned AWAY,

 

Its bullshit!!!

How could a room full of people who normally embrace my presence just IGNORE me??!!

How could NO-ONE have asked?

 

I wanted to walk out of that building and just drop to the ground,

Just sit on the road and sob,

Until MAYBE someone asked,

R U OK?

 

Why do you find it so hard to ask people?

Your not the one fighting the battle,

I am!

Don’t be afraid,

Just ask R U OK?

 

9 times out of 10 I am not going to tell you what is going on,

But to have someone ask me,

R U OK?

THAT could make the difference for me.

We shouldn’t have to battle these battles alone.

 

Please just ask,

R U OK?

 

With ALL my love,

Mental Mumma