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Wrestling with Depression

Having a Blue Day

By Kris GriffithPublished 2 years ago 1 min read
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Wrestling with Depression
Photo by Adrian Swancar on Unsplash

Am I broken?

I feel the urge to scream

No, not scream (I don’t have that energy)

Die, maybe?

~

I feel drained

Like a deflated balloon

Popped and draining slowly

Until flat

~

The air will stop

The balloon will purge

Life will ebb away from me

End in sight?

~

“Cheer up” people say

If only it was that easy

I have always tried to see the light

Always failed too

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It feels dark

Like a tunnel with no light

Dark hands reach out from the darkness

Try to pull me in

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I look for help

Can you end this misery?

Can you help me stand in the light longer?

And be like you?

~

I feel the dread

Miserable, perishable, unwanted

My outdated life on the grocery store shelf

Given up on hope

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About the Creator

Kris Griffith

I have been away from creative writing for many years. I am trying to rediscover who I am through my writings. Come join in the journey!

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  1. Heartfelt and relatable

    The story invoked strong personal emotions

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  • Poppy 2 years ago

    Great poem. Really captured what depression can feel like. Please write more like this. I really enjoyed reading it!

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