Depression Poem by Teens

I have been battling with depression for about a month now, and every day get up I feel like I have to reassure myself I'm gonna be okay just so I can go to school. I decided to write this because writing calms me down and makes me want to stop cutting.

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I'm her, but I'm not. I am the one who walks in the halls with a smile and a giggle...but i'm not. The girl who was so sure of her future, the girl who would sneak the sun inside for a short...

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All I Feel Is Darkness

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Published: April 2017

Darkness closes in around me
As I lay my head to sleep,
Thinking of the sadness that I weep.
Every tear shed is a fear forgotten.
Broken but trying, I pick up the pieces of shattered emotions,
Hoping for a distraction to mask my pain.
As a single teardrop cascades down my cheek,
I put my mind at ease and sleep.

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  • Yesenia Santana by Yesenia Santana
  • 1 year ago

I'm her, but I'm not. I am the one who walks in the halls with a smile and a giggle...but i'm not. The girl who was so sure of her future, the girl who would sneak the sun inside for a short while. No, I'm not her because I am me. I am the one who does not look both ways when she crosses the street. I'm her. The girl who sits in the corner, the girl who fades away in her daydreams. This is me. I guess the phrase "the devil was once an angel" is true. I am me. I was her.

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