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My poem about my battle with depression

Postby dadof3 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:11 am


It’s so quiet around me
Yet so loud inside
Thought going out would help
But just walked and cried.

Trying to avoid people
As I don’t want to converse,
Cos some things they say
Just make it worse.

Like “look what you’ve got
How can you be depressed?”
Or “there are people a lot worse
You should feel blessed”

But you dont know
What it’s like in my mind
When negative thoughts
Are all I can find

I’m surrounded by people
Who love me and care
And they tell me to know
That they’ll always be there

Yet with this horrible illness
I still feel alone
And that I’m fighting a battle
All on my own

I’m tired, I’m anxious
I’m sad and I’m weak
I’m sick, I’m sore
And I shake when I speak

I can’t sleep at night
Have little energy in the day
I am always asking God
Why don’t you just take it away?

Being two different people
Is a hard thing to do
Pretending you’re happy
When you’re broken and blue

But I tell it how it is now
When people ask
I’m ill with depression
And I’ve binned my mask

Its time to talk about this illness
And how deadly it can be
Hopefully helping others speak out
As well as helping me

And break the stigma
That still surrounds it today
That it is an illness
And it just doesn’t go away

Right now I’m struggling
Its the hardest it’s been
Its dark, it’s scary
There’s no light to be seen

Its a hard place to be
When you just break down and cry
Where you don’t want to live
And you don’t want to die.

By Dean Irwin

Twitter @DeanIrwin81

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Re: My poem about my battle with depression

Postby regflair » Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:01 pm

very moving

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Re: My poem about my battle with depression

Postby derbylass » Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:04 pm

Hi regflair
I have just read your poem and wanted to let you know that you have managed to describe exactly how I am feeling today. I have had a really hard couple of years, losing my partner, providing emotional support to my three children, and now I am falling apart.
I have recently been in touch with a very old friend who has brought a lot of joy into my life, but just as we are getting along so well the black dog came calling and has practically destroyed it all.
I am trying to explain to him how I feel and why but it is so difficult to make someone understand when all they see is that you have a lovely house, a lovely family, financial security and you should be happy.
Anyway, thanks for sharing your poem. It has helped me to put into words what I am feeling.

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Re: My poem about my battle with depression

Postby alexs » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:36 pm

Wow, Dean. Your poem describes perfectly how it feels to live with chronic depression.

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Re: My poem about my battle with depression

Postby penny » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:20 pm

Wow. I wish I was so eloquent and talented. Beautiful poem. I could have written that myself, if I had the talent!!

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Re: My poem about my battle with depression

Postby supersonic » Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:13 am

Hi Your poem is really good,Can we have some more!

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