What It's Like To Be... Depressed.

January 8, 2012
By cassidybrooke93 BRONZE, Mundelein, Illinois
cassidybrooke93 BRONZE, Mundelein, Illinois
1 article 1 photo 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
i may be lying in the gutter, but i'm staring at the stars.


First of all, it’s not knowing your place in the world.
It’s fighting to drag yourself out of bed every morning.
It’s constantly wondering if it’s all worth it.
If there’s more to life beyond a bottle full of Zoloft.
It’s isolation, disturbance, irritability, numbness.
It’s a cry for help that you just can’t vocalize.
It’s darkness.

The author's comments:
I am diagnosed with depression. I have been self-harming for the past 5 years. Thankfully, I've gotten the proper treatments and I'm in recovery. I'm finally happy.

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on Feb. 6 2012 at 3:22 pm
cassidybrooke93 BRONZE, Mundelein, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
i may be lying in the gutter, but i'm staring at the stars.

AWH. You made my day - I really would love for this to be published, because it's going to be in the beginning of the memoir I'm currently working on, so hearing this makes me extremely happy :)

on Feb. 6 2012 at 3:20 pm
cassidybrooke93 BRONZE, Mundelein, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
i may be lying in the gutter, but i'm staring at the stars.

Wow, I honestly love you, bhaha. Thank you for your feedback and support. I just want the people going through what I went through that they are not alone. Xx. :)

on Feb. 6 2012 at 3:19 pm
cassidybrooke93 BRONZE, Mundelein, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
i may be lying in the gutter, but i'm staring at the stars.

i appreciate that :) and of course i'll check out your piece! Xx.

on Feb. 6 2012 at 8:36 am
SuNshiNe007 ELITE, Magee Ms., Mississippi
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Favorite Quote:
Never Give Up, And Know That God Will Always Love You!

Outstanding!!! I love this! Wow! Great job! This is defenatelly 5 stars! Keep up the amazing job. This deserves to be published!!

on Feb. 5 2012 at 11:05 pm
thetruthawaits94 SILVER, Duncan, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.

It is incredible that you were able to choose the perfect words to sum up depression. I've been around depression all my life. Not me, but with those that are very close to me. I know that the feelings you describe ARE what depression feels like. You explain it so well. I'm am so happy that you are happy. Always remember that you're worth it, you know? You're super talented too! Keep it up!

on Feb. 5 2012 at 8:59 pm
Helena_Noel BRONZE, Burnt Hills, New York
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Favorite Quote:
“I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way: The eye's a better pupil and more willing than the ear, fine counsel is confusing, but example's always clear.” -Edgar Guest

Very deep and very moving, it makes me feel guilty for whinning. Great job, keep writing! Could you check out Lonely Fires, please?

on Feb. 5 2012 at 6:15 pm
cassidybrooke93 BRONZE, Mundelein, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
i may be lying in the gutter, but i'm staring at the stars.

thank you so much - your comment really means the world to me, because for so long i constantly felt like no one would ever understand what i was going through. but now that i've gotten help, i realize that i was never alone. thanks again, you're amazing.

tealbird said...
on Feb. 5 2012 at 9:47 am
This was...amazing. It was so deep. I struggle with depression myself, and I think that that's part of the reason why your writing hit home with me. Your writing was beautiful, and so moving. It's so hard to write exactly what I'm feeling about this poem, so I'm just going to tell you that this was...great.

on Feb. 3 2012 at 9:39 am
cassidybrooke93 BRONZE, Mundelein, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
i may be lying in the gutter, but i'm staring at the stars.

Awh, thank you so much :)

on Feb. 3 2012 at 8:57 am
CourtCourt DIAMOND, Franklinville, New York
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Favorite Quote:
2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. ” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

this is amazing! and very powerful.

on Feb. 1 2012 at 2:27 pm
cassidybrooke93 BRONZE, Mundelein, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
i may be lying in the gutter, but i'm staring at the stars.

Thanks! I appreciate your feedback :)

on Feb. 1 2012 at 2:15 pm
n3xtusplaya DIAMOND, Honolulu, Hawaii
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Favorite Quote:
"It's better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for what you are not."





~Luara Moncur

I can relate so much to this...and i agree with stardreamer the use of 'it' emphasized the piece. Nice job!

on Jan. 31 2012 at 8:01 pm
cassidybrooke93 BRONZE, Mundelein, Illinois
1 article 1 photo 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
i may be lying in the gutter, but i'm staring at the stars.

thank you :)

on Jan. 31 2012 at 7:56 pm
stardreamer SILVER, Flemington, New Jersey
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i really like this poem :) Using "It" for every line made it very powerful


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