Depression Ain’t Funny...A Poem

To Those Who Know This Pain...

Depression Ain't Funny!
Depression Ain't Funny!


Depression Ain’t Funny…it is a type of sickness that takes its’ hold…

It can take away all your desires and emotions…making you feel empty and cold.

It can suck the life right out of you…till you don’t really know how it is you feel…

It teases with your normal thinking…Don’t play with it…It’s no joke…It’s very real.

Misery loves company…until depression wraps its’ bony fingers all around you…

Then…you just can’t shake the wanting to be alone in despair…no matter what you do.

The misery that you feel…and can’t escape…is compounded by wanting more…

Till you find yourself needing…wanting even more misery…More than the day before.

Can you cry now…try to signal your heart…No…you can’t even shed a tear…

Can you feel anything: Hope, Joy, Renewed Vigor…Love, Control over Fear?

No…You Can’t…Look At You...You Can’t Even Get Out of Bed…

Get up…Rise up…Go Watch a Sunrise…Hey, You Know What…You’re Not Dead!

I know it seems like the hardest thing in the world to have to do…

To walk back to the place…you left…way down deep inside of you.

But…Listen to Me…My friend…Please…I’m Telling You…You Must…

The Path You’re On is Only Made of Sinking Sand…Who Will You Trust?

Depression can eat you alive in a N.Y. minute…and look around for more to devour…

Now…is the time to do something about it…before it reaches to your final hour.

A prayer will help…but try to imagine…flipping a depression switch off in your mind…

Sound silly? But the image of that burned in your brain may save in the “nick” of time.

You may be so overwhelmed with this thing inside…that it feels like it won’t let go…

I tell you this…’Cause I have been there and know…Oh Lord, Yes…I know…

It danced around…and played its’ stupid game…and did so…for years in my life.

It made the worst of things seem terrible…and the stressful things filled with more strife.

It took me down…and I didn’t know it…Till one day I saw my smile in a reflection…

The smile inside my head…had the corners of my mouth...pointing in the wrong direction.

That is when I could truly see…

That something had a hold on me.

I had to do something…but to this dark depression…I was now addicted…

I suddenly knew that…Depression Ain’t Funny...once you’ve been afflicted.

I found that I was enjoying my misery…and couldn’t get enough…

I had no tears, nothing to find new joy in, no need to look ahead…or for love.

Now do you get this thing called Depression…It is serious enough to be treated…

When it is evident...that you have this thing…you need a plan to help defeat it.

Don’t think you will wake up one day…and this thing will suddenly disappear…

Some action is required of you…The time for your healing is very near.

I’m not trying to act like a “know-it-all”…this is just my style of poems, my friend…

If this is you and you want prayer…put it down in my comment section at this poem’s end.

The real reason I say what I just wrote…and try to tell you Depression is really bad…

Is I would not want anyone to think they had to always live with being real sad.

And for you not to make a mistake…and think your life would be better if it was over…

Trust me…There’s another side to life…You won’t see…If you’re covered over in clover.

Soon you can finally cry…real tears from your eye…and be healed with a single touch…

And smile a real smile again…at a new place to begin...with someone you love very much.

So, this is all I wanted to say…

Before you let it go another day.

A new future for you will await...

And…it can be wonderful, my friend…It will be great!

Just don’t think you will find answers in trying to find ways for you to die…

Your heart is cold…And your anxious mind is hot…maybe you don’t even know why…

It will be alright in time…Hang on just a little while longer…Believe this…It is no lie…

Emotions not buried in grief…Lie ahead for you…Get past this…You Must Try!



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