I don’t think many understand how quietly depression can sneak up on you

It drains you of the essence that has made you who you are

The smile that was once a permanent feature becomes a forced process on rare occasions

You fool yourself into thinking that nothing is what you want to do, until your bed shackles you down and there’s no way out

See, depression isn’t always tears and scarred wrists, it’s the silence which you find comfort in, the loneliness that you smother yourself in

And before you know it, the you that you once were is a distant memory and you’re a living corpse just trying to make it through the night

Niraksha Singh

I believe that scars, visible or not, make up the essence of who we are


Kelsie Pike · February 26, 2018 at 10:58 pm

This is so true. I was diagnosed with depression many years ago and this is exactly how it is. What I great way to put it!

luisa zambrotta · February 26, 2018 at 11:25 pm

That’s true… and so sad

raisingmyhero · February 26, 2018 at 11:27 pm

The hardest thing to do is pull yourself out of a depression. However, it tends to get a bit easier if you can identify yourself slipping into the darkness. This way, you can flip the lightswitch on and gain your footing and not slip, or not slip as fast.

chris ludke · February 26, 2018 at 11:47 pm

I think most creative people understand what depression is like. Believe me, it gets better eventually. Meanwhile, distract your brain with art, literature, games, conversation etc. Writing about it won’t make it go away. That only reinforces it in your mind.

Patti Moore Wilson, wednesdayschild2 · February 27, 2018 at 4:42 am

Funny, writing about it really does help me…I guess we all process differently…

Aditya · February 27, 2018 at 12:14 pm

This is so true. Depression tends to get the best of us.

gordolove · March 1, 2018 at 3:13 am

So true depression is part of my mood disorder I fight it everyday · March 13, 2018 at 1:41 pm

So true. Today my depression lifted all day. By tonight I flirt with the ideation of going home…so I come here to read i am not alone

ndoerpensieve · March 16, 2018 at 2:05 pm

You’ve concisely put into words all the things I’ve been thinking and feeling for the last several months. It’s so true and so hard to get out of…

Rationality And Truth · March 26, 2018 at 12:15 am

Amazing, I myself find that my best work comes from when I am depressed, my poetry is mostly loved when it is written at my lowest, which then often picks me up seeing how much others love and can relate to it.

anujapatankar7715 · March 26, 2018 at 2:16 pm

Loved this..! You’ve expressed it so clearly and amazingly!
I’ve been through depression myself and have written a poem on the same..
It’d mean a lot to me if you could take out some of your time and take a look at my poems and even give your thoughts on them..
Lots of love and thanks

kmichonski · April 21, 2018 at 12:45 am

So well written, thank you for sharing !

sammymusgrave · April 25, 2018 at 6:45 am

Drains you of your essence – omg yes!!

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