If I had no Arms

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I have suffered with depression for the last 4 years , I am hoping this poem helps someone...

Submitted: October 11, 2016

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A poem about Depression

 

IF I HAD NO ARMS

 

You would help me open the door

You would help me to cook

You would help me to wash

You would help me to clean

 If I had no arms

 

IF I HAD NO ARMS

 

You would help me to cut my lawn

You would help me to plant some flowers

You would help me to sweep my drive

You would help me to paint my fence

If I had no arms

 

IF I HAD NO ARMS

 

You would help me to wash my clothes

You would help me with my shopping

You would help me with my bills

You would help me,, feed my cat

If I had no Arms

 

BUT!

 

It’s not the arms I am missing

It’s a chemical in my brain

I hate to say this too you but I am quietly going insane

They say I have depression

But it doesn’t mean a thing

Until you get inside my head

Where birds no longer sing

 

The light is off,

The tunnel is closed

I can no longer find the switch….

I feel like I am falling

Into a smelly repugnant ditch

 

I cannot live for long down here

While time is passing by

I do not want to end my life

I do not want to die

I want to find the tunnel end

I want out of this ditch

Please help me,  

Help me do this

Help me find the light switch

 

 

I cannot do this on my own

I really need your help

But you cannot see it

You only hear my yelp

I do not want to live down here

I don’t want another day

I do not want to live in fear

I want to go away

 

So please for me close your eyes

And think of what it’s like,,

 To have no hope or future

It’s way, way out of sight

I do not want to harm myself

Or hurt the ones I love

I no longer want to cause alarms

When all you really need to do

 

Imagine

 

I HAVE NO ARMS

 

John Venable 11/10/2016


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