“OCD” – A Spoken Word Poem By Neil Hilborn

In my effort to fight the stigma of chronic illness, I am always looking for examples of how it affects both the person with the illness and those around them.

This poem by Neil Hilborn is the perfect example of this. Without giving too much away, his OCD brings happiness and heartbreak. He is helpless in his actions and feelings. It is based on his own struggles the disorder.

While this is a poem, it is a reality for me and so many others with mental and/or physical challenges. Our actions are our illnesses, not us.

Prepare to be moved.


About LydiaA1614

I am a woman, wife, Christian, mentor, writer, crafter and dreamer. I have had many health challenges in my 50+ years - both physical and mental. But these just enhance my other qualities and make me the individual I am. My writing encompasses all of the above and more.
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16 Responses to “OCD” – A Spoken Word Poem By Neil Hilborn

  1. This poem made me sob and smile when I heard it. It gave me so much insight into myself!

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    • LydiaA1614 says:

      I am so glad it did. I have a form of OCD (not to this extent) and anxiety issues – they can be endearing at first and then aggravating. But what people don’t realize is that it is worse for us because we live with it and pay the consequences.


  2. rugby843 says:

    Fantastic, Lydia. So glad you let me in to see and hear this. I sent it on to others, hoping to create more understanding.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. This was amazing. I almost cried. Thanks so much for sharing this

    Liked by 1 person

  4. *Smiling and applauding with tears in my eyes!*

    Absolutely wonderful! 😉👍

  5. 1Wise-Woman says:

    I remember seeing this video quite some time ago. I love it, so intense. Thank you for reminding me of it and sharing 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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