The human being is complex;
The brain computes what happens next
Logic and emotions fight
For supremacy – but which is right?
Rules and regulations play
A leading role - but every day
There are those whose minds are not attuned
And whose actions can confound and wound.
We do not always bear in mind
How depressive states can make us blind
To the common good in daily tasks;
How 'normal' behaviour often masks
A host of anguished thoughts within;
'Stress' with 'Burn-out' its close twin
In our 24/7 world erode
Our minds and lead to overload.
I'm no expert, yet I think
There are many people 'on the brink'
The signs are subtle but they're there
Then the pressure gets too much to bear...
(c) Poet in the woods 2015