Depression Poem

I wrote this poem a little after reading some on this site. As I read through all the poems about others suffering from depression, as I am, I wrote this both as an outlet and as a way to give people a look into what it's like to live every day with depression.

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Taking It Day By Day


Published by Family Friend Poems February 2009 with permission of the Author.

Each day I live, the pain consumes
What little sanity I have bloomed,
Like walking in a cloud of fog
Falling down, sinking into smog.

Life just seems grim.
I think on a whim.
Interest lost in everything I do,
But what a life, who really knew?

Depressed to a fault, that's all I see.
Death just seems like the only way for me.
A waste of time I feel I am,
But that's its nature, a full mind-jam.

I try and try to ease the pain,
A fallen effort with no gain.
Thoughts begin to eat away,
Makes me want to end it today.

Uncomfortable around others for the way I feel.
I pray and wish this all wasn't real.
Life just seems more like a prison,
Caged, alone, an abomination risen.

No one could ever understand
Why I would want my death sooner than planned.
It's not something I want for me,
But to end my suffering this is what has to be.

So I write this all as I fall from grace.
Down to this place, some barren waste.
I know not how much longer I will last,
But all I can do is pray that this will just pass.


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  • Seth Pollock by Seth Pollock
  • 1 year ago

I get teary-eyed reading the posts because I suffered quite a bit - I could barely get out of bed. My therapist (a good fit is essential and an active listener, too) has guided me through. She recommended I to write three tasks for the day (like brushing teeth, eating something small, or a shower if you can - then cross out the items). Even now that we have worked through a difficult time, I still see her, which I believe is healthy (even if you no longer feel depressed). If you cannot get out of bed, try reading a book, even if it is one page - my mom gave me a relatively small book, and I will always remember those days with all my heart.

  • Sophia Renea Owend by Sophia Renea Owend
  • 4 years ago

Unlimited pain and sadness. Yet limited happiness and strength. I'm am a burden I am the reason it's all gone wrong. These are the words that came from my mother's mouth. My last night there I was beat just because I tried to stop the fight. I was taught mothers are supposed to love and nurture their children, but as a child, I was the mother to 3 children. I had no love from anyone but my dog and brothers. I was always trying to protect my mom and brothers from my abusive stepdad, but in the end my mom screamed at me and said I'm a horrible child, she doesn't know what she did wrong, something is wrong with me, and she can't look at me. I'm 11 now and have been dealing with that almost my entire life. I have an illness where people can't touch me without warning or I'll have a panic attack. My mom never understood, so she would usually yell at me. I've been a cutter and suicidal since age 8 and my mom never cared.

  • Kalyn Thomson by Kalyn Thomson
  • 4 years ago

I'm 39 years old and I have bipolar depression among other things. I'm on medication and see a therapist, but lately this poem has fit me because I've felt like this for a long time. Some days are good, but most days are bad.

  • Alyssa by Alyssa
  • 10 years ago

Omg this explains exactly how I feel, I'm also very sorry you feel this way too. I hope you don't mind that I use this to tell my story, because that's how I feel...I know my life's a little gory...with all the nasty waste of this depression in me, you gotta let me use this it explains see?

  • Charlene Kanady by Charlene Kanady
  • 10 years ago

I can extremely relate to this poem I have been suffering with depression for most of my life. I tried to end my life when I was 15. I am now 23 and have 3 children they have been able to keep my depression at bay for the most part but it has been extremely hard. Yesterday I had to sleep all day just to be ok. I know a lot of people suffer from depression but I feel like my fianc├ęs family which is the only support system I have doesn't understand, they consider me lazy and that I'm throwing myself a pity party, I really just can't imagine how I'm going to get thru. I guess day by day is the only way.

  • Tyler Texas by Tyler Texas
  • 10 years ago

This story puts how I feel every day into words. I've never really thought of how to explain how depression feels but this poem explains it perfectly.

  • Anamika by Anamika, India
  • 10 years ago

I don't know, but this poem feels exactly how I feel. Like ending everything at once. I want to get out of it, but can't. I'm just 12. Can anyone please tell me how should I tell my parents about my depression? It can be very awkward, you know. No one has noticed my cuts and all, and if anyone does, I just lie.

  • John Gough by John Gough
  • 7 years ago

A lifetime of feeling depressed, but yes I have been happy as well. My mother knew how I felt and always was supportive. Medication does help, but a certain amount of time is required. I plead with you to talk openly to your parents and ask for professional help. There is hope. I have sixty years to prove. Peace.

  • Alice King by Alice King
  • 7 years ago

Hi Anamika!
I'm really sorry that you have to go through the same thing that I've had to struggle with. You're right! It can be very awkward to tell your parents about your depression! The best advice that I can give you is to tell your parents or somebody you trust exactly what is going on. I know that it's a LOT easier said than done, but it's worth it in the end. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK [8255]. I know what it feels like to want to commit suicide. It is the worst feeling possible, but from my experience just discussing what is going with someone helps so much. Please find someone to talk to. You still have so much life to live. Choosing to live was the hardest thing I've ever done, but every day I am glad that I chose life over suicide.

  • Antara D O by Antara D O
  • 10 years ago

I completely connect with every single word written here. Coz this is exactly what I feel and live with, every single day and every single minute. Reading your poem makes me feel like I am explaining the pain and anguish I am in.

  • Norena by Norena
  • 11 years ago

Is there any cure for depression. I have so many issues in my life now. I also have so many blessings..... my "children" , so far, have been very successful but...... I have a major issue facing us within the next few months. I wish I could see the result???

  • Siwe Kai by Siwe Kai
  • 11 years ago

Thank you for expressing me in this poem. This is exactly how I feel daily.

  • Ronnie by Ronnie
  • 11 years ago

Thank you for this poem, you put in words what I can't describe myself.
This really hits it spot on, the depression I live with.
Thank you for being the voice witch hopefully can explain to those around me how it feels.

Thank you, and I really hope you get through your depression.

Thank you

  • Linda by Linda, Kent
  • 12 years ago

You poor dear. I can assure you there is light at the end of the tunnel. I have a daughter who has suffered with depression since she was 12 in and out of hospital with depression and anorexia. She has now turned into a beautiful young woman with two beautiful children and I feel blessed that she is now moving forwards in her life. I don't know your circumstances but from personal experience hang in there, it will be worth it. Depression is a misunderstood illness and only those that have first hand experience of it know what you are going through.

  • Ally by Ally, Woodstock
  • 12 years ago

I feel exactly the same way. I'm 13 and my parents got divorced when I was 11 and my whole world just fell apart after that.

  • Samantha by Samantha
  • 13 years ago

Your poem is just what I feel and think everyday. It's hard to explain to people on what I am feeling and I will show my family this and maybe they will understand me now.

  • Joshua by Joshua
  • 13 years ago

This story made me cry because I lived and still live it everyday since I was 4 and now I'm 14.

  • Autumn by Autumn
  • 13 years ago

I'm 17. This oh so crazy world makes my oh so beautiful mind run with thoughts through poetry. A hard life I have had but here I stand strong, and I can't wait to take on the world. Oh the beauty that surrounds me is the only thing that keeps me running day by day. Oh this life...

  • Amber by Amber
  • 13 years ago

There is a light. believe me. I've been there. And got out. However briefly. My advice would just be to get a goal in life. It may seem hard or like it wouldn't work anyway, but if you just think of one thing that you believe in or one goal that you need to accomplish, it will bring you out of the schmuck. And whenever you're down, just think of that goal and how badly you want it. Just make sure it's a positive goal. Something to accomplish.

  • Susan by Susan
  • 13 years ago

Your poem is exactly how I feel everyday, I can't say to you that there is a light at the end of the tunnel because I have not seen the light yet. Like you said let's keep praying that this will pass away!

  • Tammy by Tammy
  • 15 years ago

I am EXTREMELY concerned about the author of this poem. I am completely VERY AWARE of how living with depression and living with others suffering with severe suicidal depression, and I feel like this is truly a cry out for someone to HELP! I don't know how this site works, I don't know if anyone can reply once I hit submit, but if the author needs someone who understands to talk to and someone that cares, I do... It kills my soul to hear someone suffering such as that.

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