Depression

Depression

A Poem by Megara
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This based off of my friend who is struggling with depression.

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when she wakes up sunshine is not a gift, but a burden

when she looks outside she sees a rainy day even if there is sunshine

the bird's song is the repetition of the things that taunt her every day

she is lost in a world that is blind

no one can tell

she tries not to let it show ,but in the end the secret slips through loose lips and slithers into my ear

she can't take back those words for what is said can't be retrived

and she stares at me bracing herself for my reaction

I simply smile at her and say "lets talk"and guide her away

we talk for hours and we lose track of time

but no matter how long it takes

I will listen as long as she will speak

at the end of the session I whisper something in her ear

something no one else can hear

but it is the one thing I know she wants to hear

suddenly she brightens up like a flame waiting to flare

she stands up tall and proud

she looks like the girl I once knew many years ago

before depression poisoned her and darkened her heart

I smile and she smiles back

we stand to take our leave

at at the end when all is said and done I think about what I said to her

that tiny little whisper

that one encouraging phrase

"I will do whatever I can to help"

and that is what she will turn to each and every day

© 2013 Megara


Author's Note

Megara
This is about how I helped a friend with depression.it does not rhyme hope that's okay.i usually don't write like this but,I hope you all ike it.:)

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Wow. This was very touching and effective. You have such a splendid way with words.
I love how you start off with;
"When she wakes up sunshine is not a gift, but a burden"
That line is amazing and so effective.
Depression is a touchy difficult subject but you got all the emotion :)Well done.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Megara

6 Years Ago

thanks:)
lots of people seem to like that line.
i tried to think of what would have ma.. read more
s y e

6 Years Ago

Yes. It's a powerful line. I'm sure your friend would be happy for her to know you have written he.. read more



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The top half described and describes me. But I'm getting better slowly. Thank you for writing this. *hugs* You're a great friend Megara!

Posted 6 Years Ago


Megara

6 Years Ago

But you are an even better one^_^
Silent Wolf

6 Years Ago

AWWWWW Thank you! *hugs* I luvs you!
Really enjoyed this poem :)

Posted 6 Years Ago


Megara

6 Years Ago

Thank you:D
you have such a way with words wow. this is great

Posted 6 Years Ago


Megara

6 Years Ago

tankoo:P
beautiful dreamer

6 Years Ago

welcome :)
Liked it!

Posted 6 Years Ago


Megara

6 Years Ago

thank you:)
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Nik
Its a sweet poem, and you seem like a good friend. Pretty good description =)
Its strange to think that others have not experienced a depression, in many ways it is like a long term hangover...

Also its strange for me to think that those words made her feel so happy. I can imagine someone saying that to me, i'd think "f**k off" - its sort of like being at a funeral and everyone, everyone, says "Im so sorry for your loss", it just becomes empty and meaningless, but i imagine when you say she knows you really mean it, and that counts for something! =)

(spelling mistakes: loose track of time < lose, smlie < smile)

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Megara

6 Years Ago

thank you:)
i will correct it right now:)
This is truly beautiful and profound. Your empathy and understanding of your friend's depression really comes through to the reader. The greatest help to people with depression is that of friends who understand. Poetry does not have to rhyme. None of mine does, and I prefer the free verse genre of poetry.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Megara

6 Years Ago

thank you!
it is always nice to get a new review:)
Nicely done. Heartfelt piece. Not all poetry has to rhyme.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Megara

6 Years Ago

your profile scares me,
but thanks...i guess...
Nicely written.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Megara

6 Years Ago

thank you:)
Acer

6 Years Ago

you're welcome :-')
Megara

6 Years Ago

:)
Wow. This was very touching and effective. You have such a splendid way with words.
I love how you start off with;
"When she wakes up sunshine is not a gift, but a burden"
That line is amazing and so effective.
Depression is a touchy difficult subject but you got all the emotion :)Well done.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Megara

6 Years Ago

thanks:)
lots of people seem to like that line.
i tried to think of what would have ma.. read more
s y e

6 Years Ago

Yes. It's a powerful line. I'm sure your friend would be happy for her to know you have written he.. read more
In the 11th sentance I feel like if you took out the "though" the poem will flow better. Also in the 21st line you have "Ithink" they just need to be a bit more spaced apart. Other than that this is a beautiful poem and i'm glad that you are helping a friend with the chance to be happy again. :)

Posted 6 Years Ago


Megara

6 Years Ago

thanks for pointing out those things. i will correct that right now!
thanks!
AWickedMoon

6 Years Ago

Anytime :)

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