Teen Mental Illness Poem

Poem About Life And Living With Depression

I've been living with major clinical depression and minor audible schizophrenia since I was twelve. It has led me to some pretty dark spots in life that someone my age shouldn't have put themselves through. I've battled many addictions from self mutilation to drugs, both legal and illegal. I have learned to keep my head up and keep hoping for a better tomorrow and to play with the hand you're dealt.

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Hi I'm Aeon, I know what it's like being diagnosed with severe depression, I was at the age of 6 and continue to battle the hardships today as I am 15 years old. I used to do very hard drugs...

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Monster In The Dark

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Published: May 2014

Sometimes life is too dark, there's no light.
I can't decide what's wrong or right.
While this beating heart falls out of sight,
I'm starting to lose my will to fight,
Letting my pain destroy my might,
But I keep my head up right,
With my tongue and lips locked tight,
So I can push my happiness to the side,
To leave myself empty to die.

Mirrors show monsters I don't recognize,
But it's behind these beasts that I hide,
With a fist full or cyanide
And a heart full of pain.
I have my shotty in the bathroom like Kurt Cobain.
I can't help but wither away and go insane,
But it's this pain keeping me sane,
So I'm free to count the rain.

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  • Aeon Skyler by Aeon Skyler, Jackson Michigan
  • 4 years ago

Hi I'm Aeon, I know what it's like being diagnosed with severe depression, I was at the age of 6 and continue to battle the hardships today as I am 15 years old. I used to do very hard drugs just to feel alive, to feel like I was not just here to take up space, to exist. I know the battle, the voices, and the ghosts. But without pain how would we know what being alive felt like? It gets better I promise you. Keep being strong.

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