Teenage boys dealing with depression

Teenage depression

Teenagers who suffer from depression often feel alone and isolated from the rest of the world with no one they trust to confide in.

They sometimes are able to find solace by expressing their fears through the writing of poetry in order to be able to face, and deal with, these negative feelings.

It is especially difficult for teenage boys who are taught that having "emotional" feelings are considered a "female" trait.

And adding the fact that they are born "different" than the "normal" person; it exacerbates (and exaggerates) those fears, and the depression, beyond their threshold of coping with all the other natural 'changes' every teenager must face in life.

This is one of the disturbing and daunting poems by a "gay" teen who is lost in a world of despair and loneliness with no way of escaping.

Children who have no one to discuss their disturbing and conflicting thoughts with, become lost within themselves.

Depression and sadness should never be an acceptable part of childhood for anyone; nor should any child ever be forced to face them alone because of the ignorance of society.

In this child's life, this "turmoil" was a direct result of trying to reconcile religious teachings with logic and reality.

Sometimes simply putting one's feelings in writing can help dispel some of the anxiety, fear, pain, sorrow, and depression, that any teenager feels when they find themselves emotionally isolated from others.

The following poem was written by one such teenage who found himself in this predicament in which their was no escape from.

Dealing with teenage depression in boys

Depression and sadness should never be an acceptable part of childhood
Depression and sadness should never be an acceptable part of childhood | Source
Teenage boys dealing with depression alone
Teenage boys dealing with depression alone | Source

The Twilight World

  • When love has cast, its shadowy mask,
  • to envelope one unaware,
  • and thru utter silence, dumb stricken,
  • discovers its presence there,
  • is a child, impeccably antagonized,
  • by an unwanted thing, possessed.
  • Haunted, with horrors of darkness,
  • weaving lines of mental duress.
  • Thru the golden web's blinding array
  • of unhidden awareness
  • into the peaceful blackness, ah, to go
  • a hiding, in that place of rest.
  • For strong are the holds of fate,
  • and unyielding is its severe cruelty;
  • and onward go the agonies untold,
  • of one possessed by this uncertainty.
  • From hence, then, can one seek refuge
  • from such attachment, so parasitic?
  • That the foul distortion of such an eclat,
  • can be only, the devil playing sadistic.
  • Alone, and desperately searching
  • thru life's bent upon, thorny lane.
  • Seeking true solace, and finding none
  • for there is peace only for those absurdly inane,
  • or insane.

by d.william 06/02/2011

The beginning of the end of religious beliefs - the world must grow up

© 2011 d.william

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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

What more can i say but beautiful. I feel your pain.

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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man

You had to have been in a very dark place then to have written these words. It is hard to imagine that you and the boy who wrote these words are one and the same. Thank you for sharing these personal glimpses into your past.

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CMCastro 5 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

We can not appreciate the Light if we have not been in the Darkness. When we have experienced the difference then we can understand the importance of the "Twilight" in our lives. First hub of yours I have read. I look forward to reading more.

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Stigma31 5 years ago from Kingston, ON

Excellent poem...Darkness hides everything but in twilight we can still see ourselves...good or bad....voting up!

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b. Malin 5 years ago

It sounds like this Poem comes from so deep inside your soul...Expressing it so Beautifully and releasing it to be read by others, is a good way to heal.

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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

BEST poem l´ve read in quite a while. l mean it.


l don´t think there is one genuine poet who doesn´t come from the dark side within himself, occassionally. Some , more than others.

This was awesome., my friend. Thank you.

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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

Forgot to mention how lovely the Twilight video was. The quote from Jeremiah was beautiful too.

Thank you, Take care.

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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author


Thank you so much for your comments.


Thank you for reading. Yes, those were dark days for me, but with inner reflection, and logical conclusions, most everyone can overcome adversities in their lives. I have learned that happiness comes from within, not from external factors, or because of another person. We can either continue to punish our selves for nothing, or accept things that we cannot control and do our best to not do any harm to others in this lifetime. I have chosen the latter.


Thank you for reading and your comments. Nice to meet you. I am happy your found my hub pages. You are correct that we cannot fully appreciate happiness and joy without experiencing some sadness and pain.


Thanks for your comments. Your insight is evident.

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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author


Thanks you for reading and your kind comments. I am well healed from my youthful traumas, i just feel saddened that young minds must endure such ambivalence because of the ancient views of their predecessors.


Thanks for your kind words. Unfortunately, most of my poems came from the dark side of youth. Knowing i was born into a world of unforgiving judgmental and cruel people was almost too much to bear. I have learned to see the bright and good side of things as best i can. Though it is difficult at times when i see all the judging of others and hatefulness going on around me.

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Chatkath 5 years ago from California

This is captivating d. - I feel every word. Well done! Rated up!

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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author


Thanks. your words mean a lot to me. I appreciate your views.

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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

What a deep, captivating poem. Gosh you sounded in the depths of despair. I guess that one needs to experience the darkness to appreciate the light. Voting up and pressing your buttons too.

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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author


Thanks for visiting, and you kind comments. I guess i was more of a disturbed child than i realized. L.O.L.

rubi 4 years ago

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