Fighting Depression

Painted by Seema Pillay

The Lost Reality

“Monsters don’t sleep under your bed, they scream inside of your head”

Depression is not jut sadness, it’s a disease – talk to your loved ones and get help

I am drowning in a cascade of thoughts

It drags me down towards a deceiving tranquility

Suddenly I feel encompassed by an unknown fear

And hear a whisper in my ears, “hey, its me – the depression…”

I can’t make out the voice, it’s so nebulous

I hate this moment when my fearless mind goes hollow

I don’t know where i am heading

But surely like hypnotized, i follow…

“Are you in pain?” Asked the voice

Something inside me said “Yes, i am. I don’t have a choice”

It poked again “Are you in pain?”

My fearless mind said “Why should I tell you, what do I gain”

It nudged again “Are you broken”

I nodded my head, with words unspoken

Then it rained on me…

It crawled all over me making its way from my toe to the head

Rupturing every memory that came its way and left it bled

My secret sorrows are out, the world knows my fears

I don’t want to wake up now, i am in dearth of tears

The mascara of my eyes is all over my face

Is there anyone who can help me see myself, no – there is no trace…

The voice is gone far but left me with a feel

My wounds won’t show anymore because my heart is now sealed

30 thoughts on “Fighting Depression

  1. Reading your comments, I can see you are merely trying to empathize with others and not really feeling this.
    And I really do hope that that’s true. It would make me glad.
    Once again, brilliantly written and I love the painting as well ❤

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  2. Your writing is unique in the way that it jump starts your soul when you’re feeling drained of any given life situation. You’re is unapologetic, and demands your attention and heart when reading your work. Attagirl

    Like

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