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A poem about depression

Updated on July 29, 2015













Each thought








Nothing ness


eating away at my inner core

pretending to be okay

resisting the urge to go away

staying for those I love

stranded on an


of darkness


© 2013 ocfireflies


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    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from North Carolina


      Greetings. Thank you for your kind words and understanding. I wrote this quite awhile ago. Since then, I have undergone ECT which I describe in my poem, "Frankenwoman," see a therapist and take meds. I am having more bright days than dark. I have mantras and friends and family whom are very supportive. I am very lucky.

      Blessings to you dear one,


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      4 years ago

      Great poem. Perfect description of how depression is like. I hope you have loved ones who understands and supports you. Take care and may God be with you in times of darkness :)

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from North Carolina


      I have been sick and thus behind in my responses. Thank you for your kind words, votes and wisdom.

      Many Blessings,


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      Benjamin Chege 

      5 years ago

      Hi ocfireflies aka Kim. I feel you on this one. Sometimes we just feel like we are the only ones struggling in life. Like we are the only ones without a vision, hope, achievements and so forth. We feel like this rat race will never end. However, they say where there is a will there is a way. Although it is hard, we have no option but to keep the hope alive that things will be better one day. Great poem. Voted up, useful, awesome, and beautiful.

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from North Carolina


      Thanks for stopping by and noticing my attempt at illustrating the intensity of these sort of feelings.


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      Audrey Howitt 

      5 years ago from California

      Strong write and great description of it!

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Theater girl,

      Thank you for seeing the essence of the poem. Thanks for your willingness to acknowledge these sort of feelings. Thank you for your vote and share. You have made what has otherwise been one of those tough days a little easier. Thank You.


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      5 years ago from New Jersey

      I like how you used capital letters at the beginning, almost as if your own mind was shouting at you. I have intimate knowledge of that feeling. Voted up and sharing.

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Poetic Fool,

      I can't thank you enough for your comments. They are meaningful in so many ways. I look forward to reading more of your hubs, too.

      Thanks for stopping by. Your comments really made my day.

      ocfireflies aka Kim

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      Poetic Fool 

      5 years ago

      Yep, that's how it feels at times! It can take every ounce of strength in you to not simply run away, can't it? Fortunately, our loved ones become our saving grace and often the one thing that helps us fight through the depression.

      You've done a wonderful job expressing that which is often so hard to express! Thanks for sharing it, Kim. I look forward to reading more of your hubs!

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      Benton Arnschluke 

      5 years ago

      Keep winning the will get easier. Time heals :)

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from North Carolina

      My Dear Max,

      a knight with a pen

      Yes! Oh yes!

      you've spoiled me in so many ways

      but life as we know

      often takes us away


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      Max Havlick 

      5 years ago from Villa Park, Illinois

      What unexpected pleasure to enjoy

      this sudden interchange of me and you --

      the latest, freshest literary angel in

      the host my life has long been privileged to!

      But now relentlessly, that old

      routinish world indulgently requires my time,

      and I must leave you, new sweet-heart,

      until we next can make it rhyme.

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks Jamie. I do not know about you, but some days are sunnier than others. It has been raining (it seems like forever)may have contributed to this piece, but as I write this response, the sun is shining through the window. Smiles. Kim

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      5 years ago from Reno NV

      Powerful poetry about dark times..I hope that light shines through. Jamie

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Oh Max! Oh Max!

      How You Understand

      The Psyche! The Poetry!

      Your Responses

      So Careful! So Kind!

      Like a long lost song

      I've been waiting to hear

      Thank You

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      Max Havlick 

      5 years ago from Villa Park, Illinois


      Dear OC fire-flies with relentless daily lines,

      your words serve us like furry quills on porcupines.

      Your darkest island serves up darkness for repose

      so we can, rested, rise the next day serving those

      dear things that matter most to us, defining us,

      explaining us, remembering us, thus serving us.

      Your words now service all four corners of the world

      as symbols serving Life, dramatically unfurled.


      Max Havlick, Villa Park, Illinois, 12:45 p.m., Monday, May 6, 2013


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