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: 28th March 2011 by: blueboy1

did you lock the kitchen door?
oh no! i dont know
now may i go?
yes but one more time
just to be sure then all is well.
but i must get out by two
to and fro..bloody hell!

out that door
think no more!
oh oh.
stop... Read More

Posted on: 1st February 2011 by: Wombat140

You can call it obsessive-compulsive,
or a complex, or something autistic,
a symbol of something unconscious,
an allergy, blockage, or tic,
it's neither one thing or the other -
I just know it's a terrible bother!

You can call me a neuro-divergent,
... Read More

Posted on: 1st February 2011 by: jessie

I have two half’s nice and naughty
The nice side I love it’s me
The naughty side I HATE its someone who’s not welcome
As much as I want to listen to the nice side I’m constantly being drawn to the naughty
The naughty I like to... Read More

Posted on: 18th January 2011 by: Emily Howarth

Imagine you are sat all alone in the park,
You look around and see daylight but in your head it’s still dark.
A guy sits beside you and begins to shout in your ear,
He shouts and he screams words you don’t want to hear.
Why is he now telling me to repeat things... Read More

Posted on: 18th January 2011 by: Joe21Liverpool

Locked in a battle with one's own mind
How desperately it will try to find,
An answer to its longing prayers
As this constant fight, it now bears
Itself, crushing all that lies in wake
If only my will it tries to take.
Take away from me, my freedom right... Read More