I wrote this poem after suffering a panic attack due to overwhelm and hope it speaks to you, my ADHD Galaxy Brains! Enjoy and please follow me on Instagram: #adhdgalaxy

I want to explain
What it’s like to me be me
The girl in the room
Who has ADHD

I can smell every scent
I can hear every sound
Sense the turn of the Earth
Feel the pull of the ground

My brain thinks in bubbles
Which appear and then pop
My mind’s always active
It won’t sit and stop

If I am engaged
Then my brain calms its pace
And I find, in the chaos
A new quiet place

But when my thoughts crash
And emotions collide
My outer is numbed
By the turmoil inside

I sense all the feelings
And take all the pain
Feel the pull of self-doubt
In my paralysed brain

When the sun shines above
And lights up my inside
You’ll see wonder and joy
As I bask in a pride

I can work with a passion
Do my jobs with a spark
But the boring is felt
As the coming of dark

Just try to remember
I’m trying my best
But my brain isn’t able
To slow down and rest

I will never stop thinking
I can’t feel that calm
But I’m here to make friends
I won’t do any harm

I just want to explain
What it’s like to be me
That girl in the room
Who has ADHD

Annabel Louise 15/12/20

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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