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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 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

KeeD

1 Year Ago

Thank you Carol
Mirror

10 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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There have been many postings here about feeling down, but I prefer when it’s an artful expression (like yours here) more than a raging mind dump. As a longtime sufferer of depression, I appreciate the way you make it feel kinda normal in your message, something we all suffer, some more than others. I love the way you frame the eternal myth about men not crying. Your impressions of depression are completely different from mine & I love the way you show us exactly how it feels for you with strong imagery & details. All in all, this feels like a friendly messenger & I believe in making friends with our darknesses (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Months Ago


Whenever I read a depression poem I always think about poet what he or she has gone through. People who write Poems on depression their poems should help them evolving in their life to overcome the depression. I hope this poem has helped you in overcoming your depression. Thanks for sharing the authors note.

Posted 2 Months Ago


KeeD

2 Months Ago

I take it day by day my friend, some days are better than others. Thank you for the visit and conce.. read more
Loved your poem about a subject that hurts many. Depression is the pits. I am pleased that we are now living in an era where more men are beginning to talk about there feelings. There is no shame in crying regardless of what gender you are. Happiness isn't easy to find. It can be quite elusive, but when it does come, it is usually in the small things. That's the way is should be. I appreciate your author's note as well.

chris

Posted 3 Months Ago


KeeD

3 Months Ago

"Happiness isn't easy to find. It can be quite elusive, but when it does come, it is usually in the .. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

You are welcome
I love this. Absolutely love it. I love how it rhymes, I love how it's relatable to many, how it's so accurate it society today. The first verse is so completely accurate. I feel like most people feel this way at some point, at some time, and you succeeded greatly in putting these emotions into words!

Posted 3 Months Ago


KeeD

3 Months Ago

Really looking forward to reading your work, your reviews are really kind and worded so well, thank .. read more
"....Do I need permission to say goodbye
Is it too selfish to ask?..."

This. it sounds suicidal. Hope 'am wrong?

Posted 10 Months Ago


KeeD

10 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 10 Months Ago


KeeD

10 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 11 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 11 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 11 Months Ago


KeeD

11 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 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

KeeD

1 Year Ago

Thank you Divya

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