Look, This Is Me: A Poem About ADHD

Look, This Is Me!

My mind’s like a rainbow
Its colours are fizzy
With pools of ideas
The desire to get busy

It never stops hunting
For patterns and signs
The myriad meanings
Of words between lines

It runs on a mix
Of distraction and poise
A hubbub of silence
From cerebral noise

The music’s turned up
To blot out the distraction
And hold onto peace
In its tiniest fraction

The colours keep shining
There’s no end in sight
And dreams are alive
painting life in the night

It ever stops turning
A wheel of commotion
That’s lost in the zaniest
Parts of an ocean

Food gives it fuel
But the different is fire
A novel ambition
Its greatest desire

It hunts for the wonder
And chases the glory
In laughter and rhyme
Or stillness of story

The words don’t fragment
They’re lost in a maze
Of hypnotic focus
And nonchalant daze

Its colours are vibrant
All adrift in a hue
Witnessed by many
But grasped by so few

The wiring’s complex
It needs constant spark
Igniting the way
Through a pathway of dark

The mundane is grey
With a cloud passing by
A stain in the cyan
Of this perfect sky

But beneath all the fizzy
And desire to leap
There’s a small perfect calmness
With a purpose to sleep

Although it is small
And the rest plays its part
It exists in the chaos
A small ordered part

For beneath all the madness
And desire to be free
A human’s inside
Shouting ‘Look, This Is Me!’

A poem to celebrate my unusual, yet magnificent brain!

Published by Chestnut ADHD

Hello, I’m Annabel and my mind is like a galaxy. Diagnosed with ADHD during lockdown, since then I have made it my mission to inspire other ADHDers to see the positives of living with a ‘galaxy brain’ and educate people about what it is like living with ADHD. I run my own tutoring and coaching business, helping many children with ADHD and dyslexia, and have always been an avid amateur writer and artist. Recently, I have written a children’s book which highlights the positives of ADHD: ‘Hadie & Adah’ and I will continue to promote my drawings and blog posts – focusing on positivity and creativity – in future. I truly am proud of my galaxy mind!

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