Depression Poem

Dedicated to my beautiful daughter who has suffered most of her life with depression. I don't ever want to lose her, so I love her through her pain.

My Daughter's Tears

Until it affects someone we love,
We don't even know it's there.
It's really not our problem,
So why should we care.

The statistics are quite shocking,
One in four they say
Will suffer from depression
In their lives one day.

There's not much stigma anymore
For this serious mental flaw.
But no one knows where it will strike,
It's just the luck of the draw.

No one would choose to live with it,
And some don't even try.
I see my daughter suffering
And all she can do is cry.

Most people turn the other cheek,
They've been doing it for years.
But I must face the pain I see,
In my daughter's tears.

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Published: Aug 2008

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  • I really like this poem. I went through a pretty bad depression and my parents didn't notice it, or they chose to ignore it, and it took me awhile, but through softball and horses, I finally got out of it. I find this poem touching because it shows someone close to you actually cares.

    Dorothy, Texas Submitted Oct 2010
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  • I love this poem because your position reminds me of where my moms at. I'm depressed and no one but my mom has been there with me the whole time even when she's stressed and worried. thank you.

    Jordan, Virgina Beach Submitted Dec 2010
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  • I absolutely love this story. I've experienced depression before and all my parents didn't notice, and I was too scared to tell them because I didn't know if they'd believe me. You're daughter is so lucky you have a mom like you, who noticed the depression and did something about it.

    Sarah, Kentucky Submitted Mar 2011
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  • I really love this poem. I hope you know that this poem can really help your daughter and might lighten her up a little bit. Honestly I envy her because she has a mother like you that cares for her and understands her and what she's going through. I am experiencing depression until now (it's milder now) and I've told my parents about it, told them I'm serious but still they're like "do you really know what depression is?" and then when I told them I have most of the symptoms, they're like "that doesn't mean you have depression. You're just making yourself and your life complicated...". so really, it makes me happy, thinking that not all parents are like that. Seriously it's better to fight depression with someone you're really close to than fighting with depression alone. Hope all the best for you and your daughter ^_^

    Bea, Philippines Submitted May 2011
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  • I am 12 and I suffer with depression, I never thought about it until I got it, this poem is so true! I think they should raise awareness of it.

    Georgia, England Submitted Jan 2012
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  • Well I suffer from depression because mainly I feel my mom doesn't show me any attention at all. We don't talk to one another at all ... but I love her but we don't have no connection or relation ..

    Marylynn Davis Submitted Feb 2012
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  • Beautiful poem. I myself am 14 I have suffered from depression for a few years now. My mum has been pretty much my best friend through it all. I have lost many good friends partly because of my depression but my mum has always been there for me.

    Sammie King Submitted May 2012
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  • I love this poem, it made me cry. You are very brave to see and understand.

    Mia, USA Submitted Oct 2012
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  • I'm a poet myself, but I used to only write because I was depressed. I thought no one cared until I met someone. This person has been like a brother to me and has helped me through the hell that my life used to be. Now I live each day with purpose.

    Amanda Matterson, Nashville TN Submitted Feb 2013
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  • I truely feel this poem is awesome. My life till now has undergone tears and depression till now.. I don't know, I did everything to keep my family happy. I even sacrificed my love and happiness for them;-(..of course they don't know about this because I don't want to make them sad..but still I feel I am alone... DEPRESSED!;-(

    Karthika, Kerala Submitted Jun 2013
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  • Beautiful poem. Your daughter is lucky to have you as her Mom. I wish my Mom felt this way....I've been battling depression my whole life...alone.

    Jayne Doe, Canada Submitted 9/1/2013
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  • This poem is really nice. I have suffered with varying degrees of depression and eating disorders and self harm and my parents never really noticed because I perfected a mask. Your daughter will be so grateful and I'm sure this poem could even provide a little light for her.

    Victoria Submitted 9/10/2013
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  • I wish my Mother was like this, if she knew. I have severe depression and suicidal thoughts, I'm that kid who wishes they were dead and weren't born. Yet that's me I never smile nor laugh I only wear a mask so no one will see the REAL me. Your poem make me burst into tears, I wish I had a Mother just like yours.

    Amy Merimbula Submitted 12/16/2013
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  • I had depression before. I thought no one loved me and no one cared. I tried killing myself because I thought the only way to end my sadness was to end my life. I am only 11. I've been through a lot and it haunts me every second of every day.

    Destiny, Missouri Submitted 12/20/2013
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  • I was also depressed and sometimes still am. I got called names and was/am very insecure. Nobody notices it. I am scared to tell anybody. I told one of my close friends about because she knows what has been going on. I pretend I am tough and it does not bother me but I cry when I'm alone. I sent her quotes that I found that describe how I felt/feel.

    Anna, USA Submitted 5/16/2014
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  • I cried when reading this poem. So often those of us who have a child that suffers from depression/anxiety feel so alone. You want to reach out and make it all go away, but you can't. You can only hope and pray each day that they will see the positive side of life and choose to be happy. I know some may say it's not a choice. But sometimes it can be. I hope and pray someday there will be a true "cure" for depression. Life circumstances will always be there but for those who suffer a chemical imbalance a cure would be great.. <3 for my daughter. Now and foreverů

    Julie, NY Submitted 7/7/2014
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  • I wish my Mother was like this, if she knew this. I really love this poem as it gives sorrow.

    Munibur Submitted 7/15/2014
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