Many find inspiration in music and poetry, while other choose to create poetry and write songs of their own. Throughout adolescence, I've struggled with mental illness. Through song writing and poetry, I found solace in my battle with depression. Poets like Sylvia Plath related to the problems that I dealt with. Music Acts such as Halsey and Twenty One Pilots pen lyrics about mental instability that resonate with me. Being exposed to lyrics that spoke to me on an emotional level and inspired me to write, caused me to wonder if others feel the same impact that songwriting had on me.
"I sat alone, in bed till the morning I'm crying, "They're coming for me" /And I tried to hold these secrets inside me/My mind's like a deadly disease /I'm bigger than my body, I'm colder than this home/ I'm meaner than my demons, I'm bigger than these bones" - Halsey
While adults are positively affected by writing, adolescents, particularly those who are victims of abuse show signs of an improved mental state after writing song lyrics of their own. Adolescents suffering from mental illnesses such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, show signs of improvement after writing daily for a couple of weeks.
Although I mainly write song lyrics and poetry, writing stories has been a hobby of mine since middle school. I've found that my song lyrics tend to reflect the mood that I'm feeling at the moment.
Can I go back to sleep?/ Can I go back to sleep? I'm tired of you interrupting me/Can I breathe? Can I breathe? You're suffocating/ You're suffocating me
Moving through my mind Clocks don't just tell time/TV screens will tell you how to see/The sky distracts me from the terrors at sea/ Nothing left to give, nothing left to gain Silent Rain