Brett Eldredge has not been shy about sharing his struggles with mental health, and yesterday (12/8), as we inch closer to Christmas, Brett shared a poem with fans on Instagram detailing his emotions.
Brett wrote before sharing the poem on Instagram, “I wrote this poem when I was having a tough day mentally…we all have those days, I’ve certainly had my share… I used to fight it, still do at times, ya get frustrated, ya feel guilt or shame for feeling anxious or down…This life stuff can be really hard, but those tough days make the good days really count… sometimes it’s best to just let go and feel it all… I’m grateful for this ride, every part of it… hang in there:).”
The poem, titled “The more that I feel” reads:
I woke up feeling less than myself
tried writing down all the words, but it didn’t help
I walked along the bridge through the park at the commons
Still hurt held its grip much more than I wanted
I tried to escape every way that I could
Then I realized that feeling this way could be good
For how could I know the feeling of bliss
If life was all smiles and love without risk
So today I’ll soak in all of this pain
The more that I feel
the more that I gain
See that post HERE.