Help Yourself

October 8, 2011
By SylvieSunshine BRONZE, London, Other
SylvieSunshine BRONZE, London, Other
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Why do you do this to yourself?
Why do you do this to me?
You're my supposed best friend
But you just can't seem to see
That all the times you let me down
And put me down
And make me down
Add up.
Why do you do this to yourself?
You're failing to agree
That life is what you make it
And you're spoiling it for me.
I hate to see you miserable
I hate to walk away
But I can't sit by and take this in
I don't know what to say.
I don't agree
I won't agree
You cannot make me feel
That love and life and happiness
Are somehow all unreal.
I know you have your problems,
And I know it's not your fault
But you're not the only person
Who's wounds are filled with salt.
I know you have your memories,
You cling to past events
But using things to make you sad,
Now how can this make sense?
I won't say you're wrong or stupid
I'm not saying that one bit
But I hate to see you like this
I want your pieces to all fit.
Recently I've come to find
That happiness is key
But you gotta let the sunshine in
To reap the benefits, you see?
Don't pull across the curtains
That cover up your mind
Coz sitting in the darkness
I'm afraid you'll never find
The person that you really are
The one you used to be
The girl that everybody loved
The you to You and Me
I don't know what to say to you
Coz I'm not sure who you are
I don't know how to help you
At the moment you're too far
You put out your hand for me to hold
I kept mine by my side
I never did forgive myself
I never even tried.
You lean on me from time to time
I cannot take the weight
You're heavy with your problems
Your worries are so great.
I see the world through eyes of blue
You see through eyes of black
I'm trying to move forward
But you're still holding back.
I don't want to lose you,
No, I don't want that at all.
But I'm sorry I can't be there.
I won't catch you when you fall.
I could try, but not much point
I have been there before
You're supposed to be a pleasure
But you feel more like a chore.
I love you unconditionally,
But I have to draw a line,
So I'm trying to keep a distance.
Coz I think we need some time.
Call me when your eyes are open,
When you have seen the light,
I'll keep my fingers crossed for you
If you'll put up the fight.
You're gonna have to take the plunge
To feel something new
Can't you see who needs to help?
It isn't me.
It's you.

The author's comments:
My best friend suffered from depression when we were 14 years old. It took it's toll on both of us. 3 years on and I only just read it to her.

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