What's Depression Like?

What's Depression Like?

A Poem by Silent Wolf
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So, this is my personal experience.

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“What’s depression like?” They ask.

It’s everyday wearing a simple mask,

Hiding the way you feel

Behind a smile that’s not real.


But it’s more than that, it’s like being alive,

Without any motivation to strive.

It’s fighting not to cry,

To keep your tear ducts dry.


It’s not being able to tell a friend,

Even though they may help mend.

Because the fear that they will turn away

Is far greater than the hope that they will stay.


It’s like drowning, the air in your chest turning to stone,

But everybody around you is breathing, lost in their own little zone.

Not knowing what to do, no matter what you say,

Because it ends up being wrong anyway.


It’s being put on a “happy pill” that makes you smile,

But it only lasts for a little while.

And once it’s gone, never to return,

It’s something else’s turn.


It’s always feeling alone,

Not liking anybody’s tone.

The sarcastic, snide and scornful.

The mocking, moaning and mournful.


You’d think people would be willing to assist,

But let me tell you, they normally resist.

You say we shouldn’t be afraid, we should have no fear,

But look at what people say at just a single tear.



© 2014 Silent Wolf



Author's Note

Silent Wolf
You can agree or disagree, but this was how I felt during my days of depression. I've gotten better, but I felt like people should understand what it's like.

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You hit the nail on the head. This is what depression is. Depression is a fact of my life I have learned to hide some times eve. From my self my mask is not simple though its has grown to a new glass face. But on good blow it is gone yours truely a mad lord

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A pretty heavy poems . . . dark even. The rhyming added, and your choice of words were good in my opinion.
Glad I read :)

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

There is no agree or disagree with this one...it comes from the heart and for that reason it is spot-on. You don't need approval from anyone. Thank you for having the courage to write this poem, and the courage to post it.

Posted 12 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

You hit the nail on the head. This is what depression is. Depression is a fact of my life I have learned to hide some times eve. From my self my mask is not simple though its has grown to a new glass face. But on good blow it is gone yours truely a mad lord

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Clinical depression runs in my family, so I can relate to this. Taking pills is a necessary evil sometimes. I've been there myself. Writing helps. A touching poetic piece.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I understand. sometimes I feel like I'm not really here, or I am but not myself, or simply don't care. it's hard to define depression as one thing, one category, when it strikes at so many parts of yourself, and can't be overcome simply by wishing it to go away.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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hi
you know i think this is one of the top ten poems i read on this site,

i kinda relate to this poem so i guess that is why it hit me,

but i love how you did this, it is just a good...no a amazing write,


Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I understand completely and cannot relate more. I truly hope that you continue to do better because you and I both know that this is a feeling that almost feels unbearable

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is something I can relate to a lot. You're an amazing writer and I look forward to reading more of your work.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ok... I saw your wolf avatar and had to click!
Then my wakeful spirit saw the word depression and you had me right there!!! Bam! Wonderful use of words to describe
how misery and gloom hold hands along side
under the skin making happy go away!
loved it!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I can say that your words are relatable. Great job at masterfully illustrating the emotions behind depression. Incredible piece that clearly shows how depression can truly be. Keep up the amazing writing!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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