Depression's Darkness

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic

Depression overwhelms even the strongest.

Cowering in the darkness,

I use it as a shield,

worthless to all else,

now I use it to wield.

Pale skin,

cold as ice,

Living life to me,

is always rolling the dice.

Ghosts of those I loved,

walk around me now,

everything has left me,

I can't bother to ask myself how.

Into the background,

do I blend,

and quietly to myself,

I pray for an end.

Bleeding helps me none,

Pills don't help the pain,

Just to move,

I find,

only causes me great strain.

Drinking only effects my speed,

though to be honest,

it's nothing I really need.

As angry thoughts dance about in my head,

I think about how much I've bled,

not physically, of course,

but mentally was so much worse.

Breathing is alway a bore,

for it seems death,

will be so much more.

And to you now,

I shall be discreet,

I'm admitting to defeat,

all I wish for now,

is for death do I meet.

Submitted: November 13, 2011

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Wow, that was a really good poem, one of my favorites I've read on here, actually. Nice work!! It had a powerful meaning, good flow, and just an overall good scheme. Great job!!

Sun, November 13th, 2011 6:26pm


Thank you so much. That means a lot coming from an amazing author!

Sun, November 13th, 2011 7:45pm


i can relate to this... its kinda scary with how much it reminds me of myself.. Check out some of my stuff? Please and thanks.
great job

Mon, November 14th, 2011 1:43am


Thanks. And I will definately check out some of your stuff lol.

Sun, November 13th, 2011 7:46pm

Imagine Words

Good poem love how it rhymes but in certain parts it is a bit off, still a great poem though :D

Mon, November 14th, 2011 12:44pm


Thanks! I'll work on the off bits

Wed, November 16th, 2011 4:07pm


heeeey this poem was great! sounds like a super i-dont-give-a-fudge mood is goin on and i can relate to this Alot! =D

Mon, November 14th, 2011 1:48pm


lol thanks!

Wed, November 16th, 2011 4:07pm


That's definatley a favourite
Probably my favourite poem on booksie
I live how you wrote it
And I think you have amazing talent,actually I don't think you have amazing talent I know you have amazing talent.

Tue, November 15th, 2011 1:52pm


Thank you so much! You don't know how much that means to me!

Wed, November 16th, 2011 4:08pm


Wow mate I'm touch. i can relate to this a little too much.

Sat, November 19th, 2011 12:57am


Oh, I'm sorry... That's the bad thing about this poem. It's too relatable.

Sat, November 19th, 2011 8:02am


Really good maybe being able to relate to a poem is a good thing that's what i thought.

Thu, November 24th, 2011 9:43pm


Thank you!

Sun, November 27th, 2011 12:32pm

meenakshi sharma

what you said wa evything corect , when depression overwhelms us then we just want death .. away from this world.. a very good piece of work .. i like it .. :) :) TC

Mon, January 7th, 2013 7:20am


Thank you :) I was trying to portray it as realistic as possible.

Mon, January 7th, 2013 8:14am


Ok well I'm totally speechless. This is like one of the best poems I've read in awhile. Ur a great writer with a lot of important things to say. I can totally understand this n I just wish more people would write About these sorta things. Well done uve caught my attention. Lol

Tue, January 15th, 2013 8:48am


Thank you! And I don't know, I think writing about these things can be really difficult. I had to face a lot of my own personal problems, and then posting it for everyone to see? Well. It's not easy, to say the least. And thank you for thinking that I'm a good writer :) that means a lot to me.

Tue, January 15th, 2013 4:54pm

Ella Lynn

:O.....I wish I could write like that!!! Its so strongly worded and the rhymes werent forced, This was beautiful in every way shape and form, and I'm a harsh critiquer-ish person!

Tue, January 15th, 2013 11:46pm


0.0 whoooooa. That's.... Thank you! :D

Tue, January 15th, 2013 4:56pm

Indie Skreet

you do depressing even better than me, I think. I hope this was a passing state of mind for you .... and that 'is' a compliment by the way :)

Fri, February 1st, 2013 12:44am


Alrighty, well thank you :) and like most things, it comes and goes as it pleases... It's pretty much an old friend at this point. Thank you for reading.

Thu, January 31st, 2013 5:31pm


You are an excellent writer.. but is this true??? I want to say that if it is-I think you are a beautiful and strong person to keep going like that when you least wanted to. If it isn't-then I still think you are a beautiful and strong person-but you describe with such vivid imagery that I wouldve thought you were in that situation-great job you do have an wxcellent way with words-Amazing.. xx

Sun, February 17th, 2013 1:09pm


Yeah, it's true.... I'm not proud of it, necessarily, but if someone can learn from my mistakes, why not post it? And thank you for reading and your kind words. C:

Sun, February 17th, 2013 7:25am


aww, now I hear that it is true, I want to say keep strong xx I know giving up seems simple and sometimes things are just too much too keep up...but believe me-things get better :) :) And yeah-feel proud of posting- not everyone can bring up times like this; let alone to the entire world of the internet...

Mon, February 18th, 2013 12:47pm


Thank you :) And I do feel proud about it.

Mon, February 18th, 2013 7:20am

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