Depression Poem

This is how I feel every day, and I can't seem to talk about it; it's easier to write it in a poem style. Thanks for reading.

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This poem describes my life for the past 5 years perfectly. I may not even be a teenager or adult, but these feelings reach me, and many others I know. I try to hide the emotions described in...

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When You Feel Like You Can't Go On


Published by Family Friend Poems July 2013 with permission of the Author.

When you feel so lonely and can't sleep at night,
because everything gives you a fright.
The pain and the sadness takes control,
and once again you're all alone.
The pain I feel is torturing.
My life isn't really worth living.
You keep living every day, hoping it might end someway.
You go to sleep and pray to God,
but it doesn't work... you're too stuck!

All the tears cooped up inside,
from all the lies that bleed you dry.
Just one tear shows a million emotions.
It's all mixed and with terror and devotion!
I devote myself to acting happy,
but at night when I'm all alone,
somehow it all spills out
when no one can see and no one can hear
all of the pain and all of the fear.

You go to sleep hoping you won't wake up,
but when morning comes you have to keep going.
It isn't easy and you can't say it is,
until you know just how it feels.
My soul is dying.
Why do I keep trying?
Nothing seems worth it anymore!
I just want to be alone...

This is from the heart of all my feelings and emotions,
something I can't speak, but one day it'll all be over.
And I will be that happy person I know I want to be.
But just acting happy is too hard for me!


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  • Bookworm1901 by Bookworm1901
  • 5 years ago

Thank you so much. This sums up everything I have been feeling lately, and it has really helped me. I always thought I was the only person who felt like this. I was able to make a connection in each line, and this poem was so captivating; once I started to read it, I couldn't stop. Once again, thank you so much for writing this poem. It has helped me and I am sure that it will help others too.

  • Anonymous by Anonymous
  • 7 years ago

This poem describes my life for the past 5 years perfectly. I may not even be a teenager or adult, but these feelings reach me, and many others I know. I try to hide the emotions described in the poem, saying I'm a sensitive child. But it's not true. However, we can all keep going. Keep trying.

  • Savannah by Savannah, Minnesota
  • 8 years ago

This was me for the past two years. Through hard work and a lot of pain I came to realize that I can get better and you can too. But it is easier if you have someone to talk to. If you want someone to talk to please contact me at

  • Darius Teo by Darius Teo
  • 8 years ago

It's ok my friend it has been the same for me for the past year and counting. I know it's tiring to put up a mask and that's why you should try to remove it sometimes. I tried with some close friends and it helps. I hope it'll help you too! On the other hand, try to stay positive! (Well tiring yourself out so you sleep easier has helped me too so maybe it'll help you)

Cheers! Hope we get better!

  • Milton by Milton
  • 7 years ago

I want out of this. This is pure torture. Unhappy everywhere. Family doesn't understand. At times I just want to be alone. Always aggravated. This is not worth living. My insides are screaming. Been trying to fight this feeling for over thirty years. Yes I am ready to throw in the towel. Especially in the winter. I just don't believe I can go on. But I hope that day people will understand my pain.

  • Beatrice Amherid by Beatrice Amherid, Spain
  • 9 years ago

Great great poem, even though I can't say I loved it. It's too deep and real, it scares me. It was as if I was the one that wrote it. Every word cut me like a knife; it brought tears to my eyes, thoughts to my mind. I am scared of how I feel but this poem talks for me.

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