Depression Comes in Doses

Depression Comes in Doses

A Poem by KeeD

I have an obscene obsession
in living a lie
Tangled in deception 
that real men don't cry

I cried a lot today
for reasons unknown
The tears, they don't seem to fade away
I feel incredibly alone 

There is happiness around me
of this I am certain
What the joyful fail to see
is the broken man behind the curtain

Feeling a different way
would make me an abnormal soul
Hate me every day
for having no control

Fixing what is broken
is a defeated task 
If you rip this facade open 
There's no smile behind this mask

Do I need permission to say goodbye
Is it too selfish to ask?
Honestly, who isn't afraid to die
Alas, my mind a prisoner to the task!





© 2017 KeeD



Author's Note

KeeD
If you're feeling low, seek help, talk to someone. Life is hard, it can be harder on some compared to others, it is our duty as human beings to help hear out the difficult times and be the voice of reason for those hurting. Love and strength to all, together we shall overcome.

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"There is happiness around me
of this I am certain"

Don't you think a lot of this "happiness" you see around you is the same facade you have to hide that you have no smile? No one knows another's heart...

This was very good, but I was happier reading your Author's note and knowing it's not your current state of mind.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

KeeD

3 Months Ago

Thank you Carol
Mirror

2 Months Ago

"This was very good, but I was happier reading your Author's note and knowing it's not your current .. read more



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"....Do I need permission to say goodbye
Is it too selfish to ask?..."

This. it sounds suicidal. Hope 'am wrong?

Posted 2 Months Ago


KeeD

2 Months Ago

It definitely borders around the meaning of completely giving up yes, but it isn't a realistic optio.. read more
Dude,good thing you left the authors note,I'm a survivor of that road to ruin.Depression is the ultimate abyss.Your writing is remarkable and for me inspirational.In mid-May I tried to euthanize myself as I have an rare incurable form of lymphoma.I was thankfully unsuccessful but the psych and coroner were astounded by my full recovery.Six months from seventy I'd had enough of this worlds excrement.However my time was not,and writing has once again filled my world with wonder.So here's the deal,your young and by my standards incredibly talented so use what you got to change what you can and tolerate the rest.

Posted 2 Months Ago


KeeD

2 Months Ago

I'm glad to have you with us still, you're a new source of motivation and inspiration for me. Thank .. read more
Such a powerful, emotional piece, written from the depths of one's soul. Beauty in pain emerges, as does light in times of darkness. My heart aches for all those who feel broken, battling depression. You are not alone. And neither are you dear poet. Much love and strength to you always.


Posted 2 Months Ago


There is a tyranny in “the way things should be…” in the expectations of a world demanding we conform. Sometimes, it seems to the best thing we can do is scream in the face of that conformity and be our own truth.

Posted 2 Months Ago


I could feel the pain and loneliness I feel so often just by reading this. Depression is a b***h. You have a wonderful way of just giving a glimpse of how one feels dealing with it. Although it made me feel broken... it was lovely. sometimes there is beauty in pain. I guess...

xo FLB

Posted 3 Months Ago


KeeD

2 Months Ago

Two broken pieces that don't quite fit together,life's cruel like that sometimes. Thank you for you.. read more
Depression is a major killer now. Sadly, in times when we seem to have everything and should be happy. Perhaps what we have gained materially, we have lost spiritually. Beautifully written.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

KeeD

3 Months Ago

Thank you Divya
I think this piece flows so perfectly! I suffer from depression. I was diagnosed at a young age and I think this piece is amazing to not only shine a light on depression, but that men go through it too. That men feel and that a lot show that they are all "men" but are secretly struggling.

Posted 3 Months Ago


KeeD

3 Months Ago

Thank you Linda, the struggle is indeed real for all human kind.
"There is happiness around me
of this I am certain"

Don't you think a lot of this "happiness" you see around you is the same facade you have to hide that you have no smile? No one knows another's heart...

This was very good, but I was happier reading your Author's note and knowing it's not your current state of mind.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

KeeD

3 Months Ago

Thank you Carol
Mirror

2 Months Ago

"This was very good, but I was happier reading your Author's note and knowing it's not your current .. read more
yes, as you say in your note, talk to someone, seek help---
sometimes we just try to find a reason not to do it...a reason to live one more day...
powerful piece of writing.
j.

Posted 3 Months Ago


KeeD

3 Months Ago

Thank you Jacob
stunning portrayal of the topic at hand. unique, poignant metaphors, pleasing meter, and dictation. i enjoyed your author's note as well..as inspiring, as this poem you penned. --
namaste, keegan - xx -

Posted 4 Months Ago


KeeD

3 Months Ago

Thank you Barrie

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Mumbai, India, India



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Hey i'm Kee, 27 years old and come from the culturally blessed land of India. I'm an amateur poet at best and I spill my writes out to music and current emotion. Leave a review and I'll be happy to re.. more..

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