The Button Poetry regular Neil Hilborn first caught my attention with his viral heartbreaking piece “OCD” which currently is the most viewed poetry piece on YouTube with over 12 million hits.

The first time I saw her everything in my head went quiet. All the tics, all the constantly refreshing images just disappeared. When you have obsessive compulsive disorder you don’t really get quiet moments… When I saw her, the only thing I could think about was hairpin curve of her lips or the eyelash on her cheek, eyelash on her cheek, eyelash on her cheek.

They say you don’t write your first poem until you tell your truth. Hilborn bravely gives listeners insight to his state of mind, including his Bi-polar disorder. Check out a couple of his pieces below!

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