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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic

Depression is a war, a war against yourself

Every thought pulls the trigger to one’s self.

Every movement is an action which pulls us apart

Every word is a stab in the heart.


Depression is a thief

It steals everything you once had, left is grief.

All the positivity, happiness and joy are not kept

Left behind are the things you’ve trapped.


Depression is a murder

It killed the girl I used to be, it diverted her.

It kills the joy within

And with all that sadness begins.


Depression is a reverse nightmare.

Everything seems impossible to bear.

I was better off sleeping.

But woke up to the nightmare!


Depression is an ocean.

A sea of emotions.

where you are drowning slowly

without anyone knowing.  


Depression is a bottomless pit.

Never ending pain.

Never ending struggles.

There is no light, there is no escape.


“What is depression like?”

“it’s liked drowning”

“Except you can see everyone else breathing”


Submitted: November 12, 2021

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olive tree

Great metaphors. Well put. It really is a reverse nightmare. Ocean analogy reminds me of Mac Miller’s album Swimming:

“In my own way, this feel like livin'
Some alternate reality
And I was drownin', but now I'm swimmin'
Through stressful waters to relief
Yeah, oh, the things I'd do
To spend a little time in Hell
And what I won't tell you
I'll prolly never even tell myself”

Fri, November 12th, 2021 5:36am


mhm thanks!

Fri, November 12th, 2021 12:05am


Beautifully written!!

Mon, November 15th, 2021 2:05am


thank you :)

Sun, November 14th, 2021 6:12pm

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