Depression Poem

Poem About Demons Inside

This poem is sort of about me and my demons, although I've never actually gone to a bridge to jump off it. I find comfort in writing about how I feel, because generally it helps people to understand how I feel as well. It's hard to show people how we feel, so I choose to express myself through art, music and writing. I hope you enjoy my poem as much as I did writing it. Stay strong.

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This is an amazing poem! I was touched because this was kind of like me when I was little. Great poem.

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Demons Of Darkness


Published: September 2015

She stood on the bridge
In silence and fear
For the demons of darkness
Had driven her here

They cut her heart
Right out of her chest
Making her believe
That the demons knew best

They were always there
Sometimes just out of sight
Waiting in the background
Till the time was right

These demons were destructive
Knocking down the life she knew
Hating everything about her
She hated herself too

These demons can't be seen
But they're far from fairy tales
They live inside your mind
Their evilness prevails

So on the bridge she stood
About to end the fight
Then she stopped and thought
I'll fight them one more night



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  • by Piper Rebecca Fry
  • 6 days ago

This is an amazing poem! I was touched because this was kind of like me when I was little. Great poem.

  • by Kerri L. Copeland
  • 1 month ago

Very sad but very well executed. I, myself, just finished a poem about suicide. It's a very relatable work of art you have submitted, and there is so much truth in it. I appreciate that more than you know. I hope the writing helps the hurt you're obviously feeling. It's cathartic to me, and I pray the same for you. You're a good writer. Keep it up.

  • by Ajisafe Niceman
  • 4 months ago

This is great work of art! You vividly put feelings into words. You know that's quite not easy to do. Your poem is a good work of art. And I'm glad you won your demons. I'm a poet, and I know what it takes to put feelings into words. Fly!

  • by TGM, great white north
  • 4 months ago

Hi, your story I found it somewhat disturbing. If I'm reading you correctly, you're having demonic issues? I truly hope I'm wrong for your sake. There are lots of demons, and like any army, they to hold rank. You seem terrified from what I read. That tore straight to my heart. I pray you find Jesus.

  • by Elizabeth J
  • 4 months ago

By "demons," I think the author is referring to internal conflict and pressure (whether societal or personal). "Demon" is more figurative and is used to give her internal struggles a physical form. By creating a physical form for her struggles, it gives the reader, not only an emotional aspect, but also a physical one. The reader can almost pictures her "demons" sitting on her shoulder taunting her. Her reference to demons is not demonic but poetic. The author does a wonderful job of creating an emotional reaction by using relatable subject matter. Many people, especially those who struggle with depression and anxiety, often have struggles so large they feel like physical enemies or demons. I think this poem is a way of conquering some of the author's struggles by putting her pain into words.

  • by Jenny Morris
  • 4 months ago

Lots of people refer to their depression as demons. It's called a metaphor.

  • by Mize Skywalker
  • 5 months ago

I understand what you are saying. I haven't told anyone how I feel yet. They don't understand or don't care, and I don't want to bother them. If these things could just....stop....go away over night. I have so much more important things to do than staying in bed.

  • by Gracelynn Tenaglia
  • 5 months ago

You wrote the words that I often think. Depression is a terrible disease. It takes you hostage and leaves you lonely. Most people don't understand. Snap out of it! I wish I could.

  • by Aiden McGrath
  • 1 month ago

Yes, lots of us with depression have the same thoughts. I'm glad someone said what we were all thinking. Thank you.

  • by Princess14656, 9732 Cemetery Lane, 4
  • 5 months ago

I was touched by this story. It speaks to me very much. I get that way too, but then I get over it.

  • by Poppet7863_, Johannesburg SA
  • 6 months ago

I absolutely love this! It's so simple yet so detailed and touching. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful piece with us!

  • by Leah Adams
  • 7 months ago

So touching. Thank you for putting into words what so many of us feel. Xxx

  • by Franchesca Mia R. Tortoza, Philippines, Antipolo City
  • 9 months ago

This is an amazing poem. I really can relate to it, as I have only realized that I have had depression for half my life now!! Keep writing; you are amazing.

  • by Ashley
  • 10 months ago

This poem seriously touched me. I am 19 and have been struggling with depression for six years now. I have been in a situation similar to that described in the poem a few times, but I'm still here thanks to my friends and family. I also find that writing helps me a lot. I have written poems about depression before but have never had the courage to share them. Maybe I can now. Thanks for this amazing poem.

  • by Maria D. Orendain
  • 11 months ago

I'm 17 years old. I battle with grief and depression. I lost 2 cousins. One passed away last year and the other this month. This poem is so amazing. I can relate to the struggle of battling the demons everyday. This year was so terrible, and now I have to go another year with the pain. I don't know how I'll do it, but this poem gives me a little sense of hope.

  • by Maddy Raye
  • 1 year ago

Hi, I'm only 14 years old, and I'm a victim of depression. I went down a dark road and when I read this poem, it showed me there is light in the end. I also wanted to say if anyone who is depressed needs anyone to talk to, I'm here to listen. I may be young, but I understand. I understand what you may think people don't. Know people care. It may not feel like it, but they do.

  • by Frank Moola
  • 1 year ago

This poem is amazing and its such an inspiration to people in similar situations. I have been a victim of depression but not to an extent of ending my life, but this poem proves to be a light that wears out all dark dots of negative approaches in life.

  • by Haley Wile
  • 1 year ago

This is such an inspiring poem. I am a seventh grader with depression and it is because of my loving boyfriend that I am still alive. Please, anyone who is depressed, know that there is someone out there for you. It may be someone not in your family. For me it is my boyfriend. You have someone too. These times are hard, but so is your resilience. You CAN take control of yourself.

  • by Mika, Seattle, WA
  • 1 year ago

This was a beautiful poem. It gets the message across well and is very relatable. I would love to find more of your poems or follow you on any social sites if you have them. We are presenting poems in class of ones we find touching and I am going to share yours.

Stay strong and tell them you are better

  • by Jade
  • 1 year ago

Wow such truth! I can relate. Thankfully there is a solution. Demons can't stand Jesus. The very name will probably make them upset inside you, causing you to feel uneasy at the sound. He is the only way to heaven. He is the light. The light breaks up the darkness. When you turn on a light the darkness can't be. And that is how Jesus is and he sets the slaves free.

  • by Kathy M. Stringer, Texas
  • 1 year ago

I can relate also. You touched me with your story. Well said. Always believe in the One who believed in you.

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