Diseased

Diseased

A Poem by Simba
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I invite you back for tea, depression fear

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Disease......
Worthlessness....
Unholyness...
Guilt.....

I chose each one of you
I invited you back for tea
The conversation repeats
Time lasped
You consume me

Like worms you infested me
In broad daylight you isolate me
But I still invite you back for tea

Each one of you depletes me
There's no chrysalis
No beauty within
Just a dark and empty footpath to uncertainty

Believe me I want to be free from this misery
Strength can enthuse me
Craddled in bravery
But I still invite you back for tea....

© 2018 Simba



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Now that's depression for you... the black dog is never fussy who it rubs against and has an insatiable appetite.... There are of course many forms of this foul creature & although all are feared, the agitated breed, is the most tenacious.... these words were crying out to be writ... and you wrote them well.... Neville

Posted 2 Months Ago


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I want to invite You too, but for sweets along the tea, for bouquets of colorful roses, for a green garden with happy singing birds, for a wonderful land where only kindness and love is spread, where You deserve to be loved, cherished and cared about, where You are free, soaring high.

embrace the uncertainty my dear, within it where Your strength and bravery lay, within it all the possibilities find the way out to You.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Poetically dark and somber
Well written regarding such a powerful subject
Thank you for sharing such a relatable story

Posted 2 Months Ago


time to get out in the sunshine and flourish,need new friends

Posted 2 Months Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Simba

2 Months Ago

I apologize if I took your comments wrong, you write poetry and I'm sure you have many friends and v.. read more
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Wow, this really brings the reality of life to a lot of people home. Pulling no punches just honesty and facts. Expressed to perfection eloquently put.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Now that's depression for you... the black dog is never fussy who it rubs against and has an insatiable appetite.... There are of course many forms of this foul creature & although all are feared, the agitated breed, is the most tenacious.... these words were crying out to be writ... and you wrote them well.... Neville

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I love your words , you can't ignore past experience , you do face and stand against them , you accept them now , you fight , you are much braver and your writing reflect it beautifully

Posted 2 Months Ago


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Simba, I truly hope life is better for you than the infesting depression and fear described in this poignant poem. Your well-laid words are powerful and dramatic, with great analogies and expressive verses. I don’t believe that anyone would choose to entertain these feelings, but perhaps I’m wrong. The graphic imagery is macabre and dark. Depression is a cruel disease, but can be treated. I wish this for you.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Simba

2 Months Ago

It's not a conscious choice, it's about the power struggle of depression where you feel euthoria one.. read more
Simba

2 Months Ago

Also about guilt and burden you beat yourself up over.
This sounds like a haunting depression that one is able to hide during the day, but creeps back out of one is alone. I find it interesting that this person feels responsible for this depression. It's a very nice poem. If I were to change anything, I might consider changing "diseased" to "disease." I think this would create more parallelism.

Posted 2 Months Ago


This is a very creative way to portray how addiction feels. Even when we know it's bad, we keep coming back. The way you use "tea" as in a "tea party" makes this feel sarcastic, becuz of the contrast between frilly pretty tea party trappings & the ugly reality of how this narrator feels. Great contrast between "worms infesting" and the idea of breaking out from a chrysalis, transformed (hopefully). All in all, this is told with a sad dreary tone (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Months Ago



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Tags: Depression; fear; anxiety; worth

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