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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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 Zenidog
  • 1 month ago

Hi Olivia,
This poem really touched me because it reminds me of my crush who has told me everything about her depression. I could really see her being the person in this poem. I'm happy to find this, and keep up the good work on your poems.

  • by Jaqueline
  • 2 months ago

Hi, my name is Jaqueline, but you can call me Jackie. I had once lost myself. I stole from one special person. It was hard to tell that person, and they knew it was me. They started to make me feel like I wasn't loved, and I felt so empty, like I was alone and that no one would understand me. As I moved on or as I tried to, things got worse and they looked at me so differently, like they didn't know me. I asked them if they still loved me, but they ignored me and walked away. I realized I messed up and that had their heart in my hand and dropped it. I didn't think it would be so bad, but it broke me. Until this day I'm still depressed. I hate that I can't live normally anymore because of one crime I did.

  • by Braden Riley
  • 3 months ago

Hey, I'm a 15-year-old boy. I know how it feels. I suffer from bipolar depression. I have done many things that make me feel worse about myself. It is hard to wake up in the morning knowing that you are small in a big world, and it hurts to think that you are unloved and that everybody wants you dead. It hurts when all you want is a real relationship with a girl but all they want is sex. I know what it feels like to have bad things happen. I've lost both of my brothers in the past four months. It hurts so bad I can't really get up in the morning. My little brother was 11 when he got hit by a drunk driver. I was there. I saw him die in my arms. My older brother was 22. He drank himself to death. I was with him earlier that night. Today is May 1, 2018. He died the 29th of April 2018. It hurts to think the only people I trusted and loved are gone.

  • by Srishti Chawla
  • 2 months ago

Hey Brandon! I hope you're doing better. Dude, I actually just wanted to tell you that I understand what you feel when you lose your loved ones. I lost someone. I even lost hope that I could continue living. He was the only one who used to help me when I struggled in this cruel world, including dealing with my torturous family. Just remember always, whenever you feel like you are alone and no one is there by your side, don't forget there is someone somewhere who wants you to be happy and misses you. All the best, don't lose hope, buddy!

  • by Suzaan
  • 3 months ago

I’ve been going through depression for the last 15 years because of many things. Can’t just point to one problem. This poem just expressed what goes through my mind and all the screaming, sobbing, and heartaches. So many times I’ve stood by that “bridge,” hoping to put an end to this relentless heartache but decided to give life one more chance to love me. I posted this on my blog so I can read it over and over and tell myself it’s okay. I pray to God for hope all the time.

  • by Johnny Avancr Jr
  • 6 months ago

I have a lot of demons, scars, and pain. This poem touched them all. The one thing that I never counted on was the lady I was married to being the worst demon I would ever come up against. As I read these poems, it's almost as though she's written them and they were meant for me. The thing she failed to realize was that the truth would have taken her so much further. I'll fight my demons with real love and respect and hope that the 20 years I wasted there will come back to me in the future. Sorry so blunt, but I guess that's what pain feels like.

  • by Jacob Moore
  • 3 months ago

I feel you, but it'll get better, I promise. You just have to endure the pain.

  • by Jim Hayes
  • 6 months ago

Fortunately, I do not have problems with depression or suicidal thoughts, except for some brief flashes in the past that I suspect many people have experienced. However, I found the author's comment regarding finding escape in music, art, and writing interesting because I do the same. For me, I suppose, it is to maintain balance.

  • by Aliciahfe, Uk
  • 7 months ago

This was amazing, and it reminded me how I feel every day. It really made me feel better by saying to myself, ''You are not alone,'' and, ''You will get through this.'' So I thank you for reminding me there is much more to life than it seems.

  • by Piper Rebecca Fry
  • 9 months 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
  • 10 months 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
  • 1 year 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
  • 1 year 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
  • 1 year 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
  • 1 year ago

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

  • by Mize Skywalker
  • 1 year 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
  • 1 year 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 Brandon Ray Echard
  • 7 months ago

I understand exactly as well. I'm almost 24, and just last week I got diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety. It's stuff that's happened to me over the years and just built up. I finally broke down. People think they're just emotions, but they're so much more. It's like a constant battle in your own head. You think all the time. You can't think straight, and it slowly eats you away, and then next thing you know, you're not the same person. I noticed I needed help. I hate being alone. I have no one to talk to, or people think I'm crazy, but you can only hold it in for so long. Honestly, no one understands until it happens to them. But it has finally broken me.

  • by Aiden McGrath
  • 10 months 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
  • 1 year 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
  • 1 year 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
  • 1 year ago

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

  • by Franchesca Mia R. Tortoza, Philippines, Antipolo City
  • 1 year 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
  • 1 year 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
  • 1 year 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
  • 2 years 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
  • 2 years 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
  • 2 years 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
  • 2 years 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
  • 2 years 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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