A Poem by JanieB




As I wake to the sound of my alarm

The sun shining through a gap in the drapes

The birds are tweeting outside

All I feel is darkness…


A darkness almost indescribable

I don’t want to get out of bed

I don’t want to open the drapes

I don’t want to see the world!!


The world I once remember as being happy

Now the world is black

I’m in a deep hole and I can’t get out

I can’t get out!!


Help me, dear God, I pray

Help me out of this misery

This misery they call depression

I just want to die…


Death sounds a good idea

To be able to get away from this dark place I am in

I will no longer feel the pain

No longer endure endless days and nights of torture…


Please let me come to you God

Let me come into your arms now

Let me feel happy again

Envelope me in peace….





© 2012 JanieB

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Well done. To fall in this type of hole and find your way out is so difficult, no matter who you are in life. God is one of the strongest branches you can hold on to, in order to pull yourself out.

Posted 7 Years Ago

I know this feeling, and you describe it exceedingly well. Hopefully, you found your way out of it.

Posted 11 Years Ago

I love it. Good luck :)

Posted 11 Years Ago

beautifully described picture of depression, I know full well the feeling that death is the only way out but somehow knowing deep down that god is still there watching over me. That knowledge i rate is the only thing that stopped me from taking that easy way out. very good write :)

it reminds me a lot of one of my own, though your poem here makes a beautiful use of the contrast between the beauty outside and the sadness within that mine doesnt hold a candle to, though it does do well in conveying the similar sense of urgency :)


thank you

Posted 11 Years Ago

Nicely written, and very painful to read, you captured how many people feel when they go through depression.

Posted 12 Years Ago

This is beautifully done and something many people can relate to. The beginning is great because it is such an accurate description of how depression makes one feel.

Posted 12 Years Ago

I can relate a bit to this write, very nicely written

Posted 12 Years Ago

We get those days but I like how in this write you turn and put your trust in the lord as you understand him, great job well done.

Posted 12 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I'm not religious, but I can definitely relate to this. The first verse was powerful, instantly drawing me in to keep reading.

Posted 12 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

envelop, a perfect prose, well done, good read.

Posted 12 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Added on May 17, 2012
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