Poet Captures The Drama Of Loving Someone With OCD In Intense Performance [VIDEO]

Standing in front of the audience at the 2013 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam, Neil Hilborn tried to keep his involuntary physical ticks in check. For years, he had suffered from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), but now, among his fellow poets, Neil turned his compulsive tendencies into art in his performance of his original work “OCD.” The poem captures the effects Neil’s OCD had on his past relationship and vice versa. The moving poem is included in Neil’s second book titled “Clatter,” and received overwhelming praise after it was posted on Reddit’s homepage. Neil responded via Twitter saying, “I am very flattered by all the attention my poem has gotten today. Thank you so much to everyone for all the love and support!”

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