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This feeling, it pollutes my very core
Leaving it rotted and tearing apart piece after piece.
It is a black thing, corrupting everything it brushes against
Leaving me in a will drained state.

Depression; a tired rage or sadness
No one has come to understand.
A flash of pain follows every thought of family and friends,
Leaving me with my head in my hands begging for an end.

I have not a single word, not a flick of my tongue;
That can even come close to describing how I feel.
My whole body feels like it is cracking into pieces
Planning to leave me as nothing more than a face smiling in a frame.

I’ve turned all that I loved against me,
Now ‘tis the time I answer for my crimes;
I can feel my mind falling into an un-savable saddened depth
Its swimming in my skull trying to find a way to drown itself.

I don’t know why depression in habits one’s being,
Nor do I understand how it has come to be
But it corrupts,
And destroys all that is dear to me.
If only I could permanently escape this, I hate this feeling and I know it forces me to turn all I love away.
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Blood-Banker-J Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015
I like how you describe depression as a tired rage cause I have a lot of rage before my depression. I always thought of it as a sadness but it goes deeper than that. It begin with some sort of nagging frustration and then it becomes overwhelmingly undefeatable or so it seem
TheRuinsOfMan Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I know this feeling
Nice poem
LupusIntus Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A really great, emotion filled piece. You can feel the bitterness and desperation on every line and it is very relatable.
Depression truly is a poison of the mind.

I suppose I really don't have to say (but will anyway) that serious depression is a mental illness and that there are many medications and therapies out there that can help (they helped me, anyway).
Plus there are many loving and supportive people on dA who have gone through similar struggles and who are happy to just listen!
EchoInTheVoid Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you kindly :) and I agree, a horrid emotion that, sadly, all human life exists upon in one way or another. I am going to begin therapy soon but am afraid that they will just nod their head and say "Uh Huh" I mean I know they are there to help but the worried portion of my brain says that they are only in it for the money. The DeviantArt community is filled with brilliant,creative and caring minds and I know there is some place within the dA community I may turn for help without having to worry about being to sent to a home of some sort and nor do I have to pay any money for that support.

Thanks again for your kind feedback!
LupusIntus Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Agreeing to see a therapist is a big first step because it shows that you know that how you feel is not 'normal' and that there is more to life than crushing sadness. While there are certainly many bad therapists out there don't forget that they are working for you. Maybe you don't click with one therapist, or one type of treatment (medical or otherwise): there are always other options out there.

For me personally I took a more blitzkrieg approach and went used one-on-one meetings, group therapy, and a full medication regiment all at once.
It worked very well for me but obviously every case is unique.

Best wishes with your therapy and I look forward to reading more of your work. :D
lexitaylor670 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this is really good! i know all too well how you feel...
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012   Writer
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