The Abyss

February 5, 2018
By atufino19 BRONZE, Palmetto Bay , Florida
atufino19 BRONZE, Palmetto Bay , Florida
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No one ever thinks it can happen to them


No, I have money.


Not me, I have a supportive family.


Ridiculous, I have a successful life.


The reality is that this darkness, this seemingly endless abyss of numbness.


It doesn’t care about wealth.


It doesn’t care about success.


In fact, it doesn’t care about anything.


All it does is take.


It takes your happiness.


It takes your energy.


It can take your life.


People think it cannot happen to them.


But, it can happen to anyone.


But it does not have to be the end of all good and happiness.


As long as there is hope, and above all, a desire to overcome and cross the abyss,


You will overcome anything and this this too will pass. 

The author's comments:

I was inspired to write this piece when I was reflecting on my previous struggles with depression and all of the emotions, or lack thereof, that were felt, as well as things in nature that could be compared to depression. While writing, I had hoped that this poem would give other people who have ever struggled with depression something to relate to and a sense of hope that depression does not mean the end and that you can overcome it.

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