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No, depression is not just getting sad.
It's a constant sadness that melts into your bones,
An indescribably heavy weight upon your shoulders,
Never mind your heart and soul.
It's believing so many lies (maybe because you've learned to accept them)
And no longer appreciating your self-worth.
Wishing you no longer existed, wishing yourself gone.
Depression holds you back from your dreams
And pulls you into a nightmare.
It takes full control of your existence.
It makes you never want to get out of bed,
And when you finally do,
You just want to get back in it.
But you know the hardest part?
Ignorant people.
It's not just getting sad.
It's pain.

I know it doesn't rhyme, but it's a rant. =P


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ROMESGIRL Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
love this
BluuButterfly Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been depressed before after cyberbullying. This put my thoughts then into words <3 Thank you.
MikkiMarie Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Aw I'm sorry :(
Thanks so much!
yaminekoyami Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
i think i know how you feel. when i get sad i feel heavy and i dont want to do anything just lay there in my bed.
AGirlintheRain Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I like it.... 
I'm not sure if I'm depressed right now.... but I can understand. 
caramelli91 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you for sharing this. Describes depression in good way. I hope you are alright. 
therainbowgirl90 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student General Artist
it's wonderful,i like it! :*
Jesserfly Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
So damn true... people think Depression is JUST sadness, but it's so much more. It's a pain in the butt, it's difficult and a burden to live with. Most people can't understand it until they go through it.
JuliaEn Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Student
oh yes! so true... unfortunately
anime12violet Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ignorant people wouldn't even bother to read this
PurrfectlyKind Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so true. Cause I am feeling it now. :(
kinkyDivers Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
It Doesnt have to Rhyme. It projects your feelings and they are strong here.
Drawlicios Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't agree with it more. I don't know whether I'm depressed or not, I have no idea. Maybe because I feel like this for quite a few years.
Ah well, at least now there's someone in my life that's there for me. :)
60cnlngs Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
I can identify with your words and feeling. Rhyming doesn't matter; striking a chord of truth does. Thanks for giving voice to depression.
selftaughtartist1 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
i spent perhaps three years in a minor depression and it was terrible, but my mom had it full blow. we were in a terrible house, with bad heating and all she would do was read in her bed. i think me and my siblings are the only thing that got her to move through the mess that we werent willing to clean up.

i never want to be there again.

and it doesn't need to rhym. this is one of the better poems i've heard. its beautifully worded and structured and it flows amazingly. the rythm is great and it really shows the reader what you're thinking.
Tahiriasin Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It doesn't rhyme, but it has the ring of truth. People who had never had to fight depression, can't know what kind of poison it is like, and you've described it to them all.
roxyrapp Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I have to agree with you.
12 years old
Depressed for three years.
NorthAngel Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist
Aw so real :( good work!
owlgirl113 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student General Artist
I've dealt with depression for years and am more or less getting over it. this is such an accurate and beautiful description of it. Couldn't have said it better or more beautifully myself. thank you <3
lubnArt Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Sometimes i talk about depression with people who are depressed.
but too often, people assume i don't know what it feels like, because i have apparently never been depressed.
this is not true though. Far more people have suffered from depression - than will admit to it.
It is a good description, very well done.
overmood Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It doesn't rhyme, but it echoed heavily in my mind. I like it. :clap:
Sanutamar Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
God, thank you. This is spot on and I want to show it to all the ignorant people in my life who tell me to just 'get over it'
authorofthings Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
but what if that person is yourself?
SirSublime Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
There are a lot of poems about depression on this site and this is really one of the better ones. Great work!
Evilzoroark Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student Writer
That's how I feel.
Bogdan8C Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant wording and construction. :D
In-Dust-We-Trust Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student General Artist
I arrived at the point where I don't feel much at all (whether happy or sad emotions), just... numbness I guess. At the moment I think that that's not a bad thing at all to happen to me.
MrDeMarr10 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Love it=)
djinn98 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Great description, true on! And, I don't care if it rhymes either, I like the rant. *smiles*
EvaMcqueen Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
indeed .
samysunshine Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i have to say that i love it!!!
TheSolitas Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
True words, so often I find the hardest part about having depression is other people. Those who simply don't understand it's a constant struggle, that can hit you out of no-where.
You really have to rely on yourself to pick yourself up and out of the pit, positive thinking is a top tip too.
Dreamergirl023 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hate when people say "Ugh I'm so depressed now" because something didn't go exactly like they wanted to. I want to slap them and tell them "Want to know what it really feels like to be depressed? Like your are closed in a box. You don't see the light. You can't break free. You feel you will never get out. The worst part though, the worst part is that you feel comfortable in your little box. You curl up inside it because you are afraid of what might be on the outside. Depression sucks you in and holds you there. Depression is a monster."

I was depressed for quite a while...I now notice that I struggle to feel emotion. It is not something that goes away and it is always looming over my shoulder waiting for me to break.
SAMDisbored Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
...*speechless in a good way*
TaeYoongJoongSa Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
You only hear and see ONE SIDE of things because YOU CHOOSE to
Tahiriasin Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No, not because you choose to. But because you don't see any other option. Imagine, for example, being abused as a kid, or being told repeated what a piece of sh*t you are - and in time you start *believe* you deserve it all and they are right. Because there is no one else to offer the other option for you. People who suffer from depressions need help and not being condemned by others. They don't want to have depressions and only ignorant person can say that.
If I misunderstood what you meant, I apologize. Otherwise, you should feel ashamed of yourself and *your* one-sided opinion.
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Fatehpur Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There are a lot of people that are not educated enough about this illness, Depression, and it's a struggle for those who has to deal with it. Your poem describes depression beautifully. It's the pain, mental and even physical, that is the hardest to endure, along with the low self-worth. I think a lot of people suffer with depression and there isn't enough attention in the medical field to address it.
wildHart4art Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is wonderfully written, in it's blatant honesty. I too, struggled with depression...and I remember feeling this exact same way. It's so infuriating for you to feel all alone in the world, and while you already feel your worst, people talk down to you as if theyr'e an expert in being you. It's refreshing to see someone be so honest and open about this subject.
tinyqueen007 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Writer
That's is so true :)
TaeYoongJoongSa Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
You can be the girl who pops pills and takes all this depression medicine and shit BUT WHETHER you need it OR not ... all that medicine and staying
in bed doesn't help ... I had days like minus the medicine .... my hands were cold, my body temperature dropped and I was depressed as hell ...
I felt horrible and on days like that I felt NO REASON at the time to care about anything like "life was an illusion and nothing made me happy ... any
more" I had days like that ... and I GOT OVER IT
dying-kitty Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
xXdoodle-masterXx Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This explains... me....
jw921 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mikki that was beautiful, and so true. Thank you for putting depression into perspective. You are wise beyond your years
littlesongbird27 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I know, I get so annoyed when people say they've been depressed and its not "that bad" and "get over it," when all I can think is, "I've known you since you were eleven, you have never been depressed" and then I just want to ring their fat necks and cry in my pillow.
Lululuffy Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Hey listen, I've been through depression and I agree it's so difficult to describe it to someone who doesn't go through it. It's not just sadness or grief, it's like this total...emptiness, like total blackness, it's like the world just turned black and you just feel so tired and heavy and you get terrified, not scared, TERRIFIED of life. Just oh God it's so awful, every time I remember my experience it gives me the shivers. I don't know how to describe it. I fought my depression very hard and proud to say I got over it, it certainly wasn't an overnight thing, it was a constant war and one of the toughest times of my life. I am not trying to be ignorant, well I have been through depression myself, but guys keep going and strive for happiness :). Depression isn't easy, NOT EASY AT ALL, it's a nightmare, but you can do it.
WolfoftheDarkDepths Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
This is great, and every word is so true. I've run into that a lot with people just not getting it or saying "Oh, get over it," or something. It's infuriating at the time, but one truly cannot understand unless they have experienced depression themselves.
DarthRegina125 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Very well written, and so true. People who have not experienced it simply can't understand.
This is a great poem. It doesn't have to rhyme because it's true, and it has a lot of feeling behind it. :) Nice work.
veryoldoldold Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
A rant done well. Resonated with my experiences. Depression is very hard to understand if one has never been depressed.
JE-S2 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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