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Inspirational Poem About Fighting Inner Demons

I have been depressed and suicidal for almost 3 years. It's hard dealing with the mood swings and the sudden urges to cut. But through these 3 years, I've realized that cutting is only giving in to your inner demons. Being strong is what kept me here, and I plan on staying that way.

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I can definitely relate because for five years of my life I was in and out of mental hospitals for cutting and taking pills but also for feeling super depressed. I do hope you find your way...

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Published by Family Friend Poems December 2012 with permission of the Author.

I know I'm smiling, but don't take it for what it seems
'Cause the only time I'm happy is when I'm in my dreams
'Cause my life is that lonely kid cast out in the shadows.
Full of tears, frowns, and many lost battles.

Down in a black hole trying to escape depression,
But you can't run away from what will always be your reflection,
And as you run away, reality is getting nearer,
And instead of changing you, you try to change the mirror,
But what do you do when the mirror falls down,
Breaking apart as it hits the ground?

And now you have nothing to hide behind.
And now you need the courage you have yet to find
Because fear and sorrow are just emotions that play tricks on your mind,
Trying to prevent you from making your life and dreams intertwine.
But instead of giving in, you try to break out,
Rebuilding the happiness that fear and sorrow take out.

Because the obstacles you have aren't important, it's about how you handle it,
Because fear can only be as bad as you imagine it,
And sorrow comes with tears just as gray clouds come with rain.
And then it will pass quicker than it came,
So just be proud you didn't cut yourself with the mirror's glass,
And just know that the worst already passed.

But if you look in a mirror again, look with open eyes,
So if you don't like the out, you can take a look inside.


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  • Ashley S. by Ashley S., Denton Tx
  • 3 years ago

I can definitely relate because for five years of my life I was in and out of mental hospitals for cutting and taking pills but also for feeling super depressed. I do hope you find your way kind of like I did. It is hard at first trying to get through things day after day. But push through it.

  • Susan Warnock by Susan Warnock
  • 6 years ago

I loved your poem. This is coming from a 58-year-old women who has suffered all my life with a bi-polar disorder. As you get older, in my case, the disorder is stronger, and I don't have joy in my life. It is more like survival. Long hospital stays, many psych breakdowns, and 24/7 mental pain. Your poem has gotten me through today, and I thank you for your talent and honesty.

  • Zariya Newton by Zariya Newton, Homestead Florida
  • 10 years ago

This really touched me because I've been bullied since 4th grade and now I'm in 8th. I've always tried to hide myself with a smile....a simple facade. this poem tells you to stop hiding and be yourself. I really like it.

  • Deepstve by Deepstve
  • 7 years ago

You're right. This really touched the strings of my heart. I've never seen any situations like you've faced and might still facing. But one thing I wanna tell you is that you're limitless. It's my story-- when I was a child, I rarely talked to someone because of stammering, but as days passed I found a best friend who helped me a lot, and now I'm above this, enjoying my life.

  • Annie by Annie, Californis
  • 10 years ago

This poem is really very inspiring.............making us confident to know what we are............are

  • Pimpsy Pando by Pimpsy Pando
  • 10 years ago

For as long as I can remember I don't have a great memory I've never shown weakness towards anyone or anything. No one knows my inner self, showing weakness is one of my biggest fears. But at random moments my inner demons come out to play, they try to control me, but I show no weakness towards them. I'm stronger but as much as I put a front up I get weaker but there's an easier way to take away the pain.
Sucide or keep fighting? What if I lose? What if they win? Then I'll have my strength pick me up and help me

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