The Oppression of Depression

Stymied in loathing and pity toward the one who holds this pen,

Not being my own best friend.

Anger consumes like a ravenous fire. At who can I aim this rage?

I am dead inside and feel nothing but the pain.

Will this ever end?

How long can I lay here motionless hoping not to feel?

Take away this heart. It is of no use to me.

I feel unworthy to walk with the living but

Am too exhausted to care about the business of life.

There is no way to climb out of this, the darkest of the darkest places I have ever been.

Life is squalor. I lay on the bottom wounded and fragile.

In the depths of my despair, there is no joy.

Tears replace laughter and drown the bed.

SIghs replace smiles and consume all my energy.

The phone is ringing but I do not care who is on the other end.

Making me move is an impossibility.

It is a struggle to pull the covers back over my head as

I cannot loose the grips of this all consuming depression to bother getting out of this bed.

My body aches with phantom pain from the despair.

Another aspirin, just for routine, hoping this time it will bring relief.


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Mary Merriment 5 years ago from Boise area, Idaho

Bad days with depression is very oppressive indeed.


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lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Yes, Mary, they are. Depression is a real disease. It can be managed but there are still days when it sucks the life out of a person. Thanks for reading and commenting.


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celeBritys4africA 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

A very dangerous disease, it can hits when you think you're cured.


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lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Celebritys, thank you for stopping by and commenting. Depression can be dangerous. A lot of people still do not realize this is a disease, not a weakness or failure on the part of the person who suffers.

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