MENTAL ILLNESS IN UK AND WORLD FOOTBALL

poem by: Darryl Ashton
Written on May 07, 2017

I am a famous footballer
and I suffer with my 
health,
But I can get some help - 
because I do have so
much wealth.
My club I will not name - 
but they do all care for
me,
I suffer from an illness
which is invisible, I really
want to be FREE.


My focus is to get better
and play my football still,
Every day, and every night,
I constantly take a pill.
This illness can't be seen,
and it invades you're soul,
Causing constant mood
swings - and feeling really
small.


But I am a famous footballer,
it can't happen to me.
I want to get better again,
I also want to be free.
It doesn't matter what I
earn, as the money means
nothing,
I just want to get better, no,
I am not bluffing!


Yes, I am in a position, a
very privileged position,
I can get some professional
help - despite my superstition.
I know a lot of people who,
also suffer like me,
All we want is to be free 
from this illness, 'please,
where is the key?'


I am a famous footballer,
and I do feel such distress,
I just want to escape my
enemy; 'the invading, 
mental illness.'
So if we all stand together,
we'll feel ten feet tall,
And banish mental illness,
with the help of playing
football.


BY
DARRYL ASHTON




  



 

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Christopher Russon commented:
A well written poem Darryl.mental illness can affect all kinds of people Footballers included.thanks for making that point.

 

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