April 26, 2018
By SkylerSlaven BRONZE, Omaha, Nebraska
SkylerSlaven BRONZE, Omaha, Nebraska
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Broken hearts beat against the wall
I drown in my tears when you call
Emotions swirling down the drain
Unpleasant thoughts pierce my brain

The broken mirror puzzled on the bathroom floor
Doctors prescribe not to lock the doors
But it's not the locked doors that deliver the pain
Depression is a confusing unpausable game

Uncertain if I’ll survive the night
The screams of my demons bite
Through the flesh of my conscious thoughts
Only hate for my life is what the sadness brought

So I find myself stumbling to a cliff's edge
I throw my sadness off the ledge
This depression must come to an end
A farewell is what I send

The author's comments:

I was inspired to write this because I myself and many people I love have struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts. Mental illness is a topic that I feel really strongly about. I feel like it  needs to be talked about more, so I like to spread awarness as much as I can. In this poem I wrote, I expressed what I felt when I was at a low piont in my life. I've faught through the bad days to get to the good and this poem is a farewell to the sadness I've felt through out my life. I hope people will get a better understanding of what is like to be depressed and understand that the reality of it is scary. I also want people to get hope from this poem to stay strong and keep fighting through the struggles.

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