The Beast In Me

By Yohanna Abdullah


I can be mean

That is what he said

When I am high

I care less

About the feelings of others

I say it as I feel it

With a lot of Pain

And Anger

And dish out the same

To my beloved


I can be mean

Yes, very hurtful

The opposite of Sweetness and Light

Usually quietly caring


Are there two persons in me?

The good and the bad?

The happy and the sad?


If I don’t like That side of me

Why would others too?

Who get the brunt of my mean alter ego

Only people who know me know


Just how mean I can be

Brutally honest

Brutally uncaring

I hate this side of me


Is it me

Is it the illness?

Wither the difference?

You tell me



Yohanna Abdullah is a writer and editor for Club HEAL. She has published four books for Club HEAL. She enjoys creative expression and she looks at life with wonder and love. She is a passionate mental health advocate. She is also a loving mother of two.

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