Creative Community

At OCD Action we often get people sending us poems, stories, books, art and a whole range of creative and inspirational work. For many people, being creative is an excellent way to express their feeling about OCD and how it impacts on their lives. In this area of the website, we invite you to submit your own creative work and share it with a wider audience. For now we can only take words but soon we hope to give you the opportunity to up-load images, video and audio. Your submissions will go to our editor for approval before they are posted below, if you wish to post pictures alongside your work, please email them across to



Posted on: 16th June 2011 by: paulkoca

I chucked it
it felt good
My mind was overloaded
wasn't what i should
or shouldn't do.
It was release
sod the consequence

That's living,i think
becoming pretty sure
that it's about instinct
NOT like before.

Counting and... Read More

Posted on: 1st June 2011 by: Just Little Me

Five minutes later.
Check my hands
Check my nails
Check my fingers
Pick the dust
Pick the dirt
Pick the germs.

Five minutes later
Find the killers
All over my hands
If they won't go
I won't get better

My arm goes up
I... Read More

Posted on: 4th May 2011 by: Anonymous (not verified)

The Day I buried my demonds
by Gerry McEvilly

I have been suffering from OCD and other anxiety disorders since 1971, which all started with germs and worries about my health. The OCD started getting worse in November, 1974 and May, 1975. It came on really bad with intrusive... Read More

Posted on: 12th April 2011 by: Blare

please go now and leave me be.
my mind is already so full up with your blasphemy.
please go now and leave me be.
I want some sort of normalcy.
please go now and leave me be.
let me leave my house in confidence instead of fleeing for my bedroom door immediately.
... Read More

Posted on: 28th March 2011 by: heatblast

Darkness fell and covered the face,
the shadow was hidden by night.
No reflections here at all
until darkness turns to light.
Light it shineth and uncovers a face,
the shadow enriches it all.
Reflections now show beauty and grace,
until darkness again shall... Read More