7 Years of Depression

No matter how long it's been,

the hurt of depression,

anxiety,

and self-consciousness,

lingers with pain.

Pain,

Sadness,

Depression,

It's all the same.

We hide our sadness by showing fake smiles.

We hide our tear stains with makeup.

We hide everything we don't want to reveal by holding it all in.

Why do we hold it all in if it just makes things worse?

The pain just turns into remorse.

Depression is a killer.

Depression is a monster screaming to get out.

Or maybe we are the ones screaming to get out of the monster?

I fear I'll never get out.

You feel like it's never going to stop.

It hasn't stopped in years.

With the days, months, years gone by there's no improvement.

You start to lose hope.

What's wrong with me?

When people say they're happy, are they really?

Look at their face.

Really look at it.

Is their smile realistic?

What are their eyes saying?

You can find out a lot by just looking at someone.

I have found out a lot about myself just by looking in the mirror.

Trust me.

Carrying the weight of sadness on our shoulders every day is tiring.

I'm tired. I'm tired of being sick and tired.

How do you find a cure for being sick of sadness?

How do you find a way to wake up from being tired of life?

There is no cure,

Or answer.

Or explination.

It's just there.

Always there to remind us.

The next time you are lost,

Confused,

Worried,

Stressed,

Or depressed.

Remember who you are.

Remember who you are as a person and what you stand for.

In order for you to forget and let go of the hurt,

You need to remember, it will be okay.

Because being okay means you have your sanity.

Sanity is important.

Once you lose it, it will be hard to get it back.

Without it, you lose touch with the world.

So remember;

Depression.

The hardest thing to deal with.

No matter how long it's been, it hurts.

At any age.

At any time.

It's painful, it's real.

Notice it. 

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