Have You Tried?
For the Man Who Thought I Could Just Ignore Depression
You ask me have I tried not being sad?
Because I’m choosing to not be happy
I’m choosing to take away my joy
And all my problems can all be solved
By ignoring my mental illness
You ask me have I tried the power within?
But my depression is within too
Everyday is an inward battle
My joy vs. my sadness
You ask me have I tried talking to someone?
I’m talking to you
I thought you’d understand
I need help
I’m begging you
You ask me if I’m even trying?
Can’t you see me struggle?
I’m trying to tell you about my battle
I’m trying to escape
Don’t discredit me