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Saving Him

May 5, 2014
By Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski


He is wrenched apart from the spine,
Outwards, my hands
Divide him
By all the ways I think I
Can save him,
But all these possibilities that exist
Don’t make it any easier,
To exist,
And his ears bleed as I shout not
To glamorize this sadness,
But he’s not romanticizing anything that
The devils in his mind have
Not already
Written,
But do I hear their beckoning call?
He agrees that depression, in
Its final hour is any-
Thing but beauti-
Ful,
But until the last ruby rain-
Drop
Leaves the clouds in-
Side him by
Wrist,
I can’t say that death wasn’t as
Appealing to him as
Liquor to
Me,
And if I can’t see why some people
Cater to the demons
Inside them,
I don’t deserve to tell him that
His pain-addicted
Brain
Wasn’t as sick as my attempted
Empathy.


The author's comments:
I originally wrote this through the perspective of me as the depressed person. But I think it's important for the reader to step into the shoes of somebody who doesn't understand this mental illness. Many times it's easy to say you understand something, but unless you've actually experienced it firsthand, you can't "emphasize" you can only sympathize. Don't tell somebody not to romanticize their own sadness, because you can't understand how addicting of a disorder it really is.

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