Depression Poem

Loved Ones Not Understanding Your Depression

I've struggled with severe depression and anxiety for years. Most people tell you it will all be fine and you will be okay, but that doesn't make it better, and that is what this poem is expressing.

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This poem describes how I feel constantly on the inside and how I handle the fog of depression that threatens to swallow me whole. I know I'm not alone, but it helps to have a reminder of who...

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The Darkness

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Published: July 2018

You would never know it,
The constant pain I feel,
Because in the light of day
It almost isn't real.

Sure, I'll play, I'll laugh,
I'll sing some songs,
But that pain is always lurking
Because it's been here all along.

And when the darkness comes
With its all-consuming power,
It slowly takes my soul
Hour by dreadful hour.

But they tell me that I'm strong enough.
They swear that it gets better.
They say, "If you can just hold out
and bear this stormy weather."

They tell me, "You will be happy one day.
All you need do is fight."
But what they seem to forget
Is after each day comes the night.

And so I act along.
I play my part
While this crushing darkness
Slowly breaks my heart.

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  • Anonymous by Anonymous
  • 2 weeks ago

This poem describes how I feel constantly on the inside and how I handle the fog of depression that threatens to swallow me whole. I know I'm not alone, but it helps to have a reminder of who I am. Others think that I'm perfect when the truth is I'm just me. I'm only human, and I know it's not an excuse, but I wish I could be decisive about what I want; I try to stay hopeful, but when a problem arises, I feel great doubt and dejection in my heart. It's a horrible way to feel...

  • Grace Mugisha by Grace Mugisha
  • 3 months ago

People always say that in life we have a choice and all we need is to choose what we want. But for me in life, there is no choice. No matter how hard life can be, no one seems to understand us. They think our sadness and pain is a choice. So for me, I choose to keep quiet and pretend everything is fine.

  • Marilyn Barbour by Marilyn Barbour
  • 4 months ago

It's a beautiful poem and it's so true. You have touched my heart with your poem because no one understands, so we go along pretending we are ok and wait as the burdens get heavier.

  • Chantel by Chantel
  • 1 year ago

During the day everything seems fine, like l can fight this. I listen to all those inspirational and motivational quotes, and a spark of hope ignites in me. Yet when night comes, everything falls apart. I just sit all alone, crying. I'm not strong enough, and I just want to end it now. The worst part is that I can't rid myself of this darkness; it just sits there waiting for nightfall to swallow me whole.

  • Amber M. Scholtec by Amber M. Scholtec
  • 1 year ago

This poem, as I was reading it...it felt as though I was looking in the mirror. I have much more than just depression, which I fight through every day. You are right as how you put it. In the light it doesn't show, but when night falls, you always know! I'm sorry.

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