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The Dragon I Slew - A Poem about Anxiety and Depression

Updated on January 15, 2017
The Dragon of Anxiety and Depression
The Dragon of Anxiety and Depression

Once again I felt a heavy breathing clouding my space
They told me never to pay it any mind, It's all in my head space
But then the heavy breathing became flames and started to make me feel over whelmed
I simply had to fight to defend and bring sanity to myself
Show yourself monster, don't hide and torment me
Manifest now so I can slay thee
But once again, the monster was a coward and kept hidden
Up the walls of insanity was a sure path I had driven
I wanted so much to kill the beast, till y hands began to shake
Everything seemed to be moving fast, but slowed as my heart began to race

Tears flowed uncontrollably, but why did I cry?
It was this beast in my mind, telling me the most horrid things inside
What if I die?
What if I don't know what to say?
What if I don't grow old?
What if I don't pray?
Suppose someone ask me a question?
What will I do?
Should I wear a slippers today?
Or should I put on a shoe?
Why am I feeling anxious and afraid?
Why is this Dragon making me its slave?

I can take no more of this beast circling over my head
It's ruining my life, I can't sleep, I can't eat, I am afraid to leave my bed
But this is not the life I chose, It simply couldn't be
I have to fight, I have to overpower this power the beast has over me
I forged a sword that day made from everything right
No more will i suffer by the hands of this dragon, when it comes today I will put up a fight
Wait, Maybe I spoke to soon, There he is in the shadows lurking, waiting on me to turn my back
But today I will not walk away, I will be the first to launch an attack

I drew my sword of right and approached the beast
He lunged from the shadows and I faced him in the streets
I slashed, I kicked, he breathed fire and ice
I wounded the beast, but he burned me twice
I fought hard, so did he
But when the smoked cleared I was standing, while the beast lay at my feet
It felt good, I was finally free
Now I had complete control over my life, the Dragon had finally died.

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      Clive Williams 

      21 months ago from Jamaica

      Yes, Venkatachari M. Thanks

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      Venkatachari M 

      21 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Clive, this is a very good message inspiring people to fight with depression. Glad to see that you won the battle. Very nice poetic expression.

    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      21 months ago from Jamaica

      Hey Jodah, what's up. Thanks for stopping by man.

    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      21 months ago from Jamaica

      Thank you my friend ruby. May your light brighten someone else's day.

    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      21 months ago from Jamaica

      Thanks Eric

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      21 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Clive, I loved your message of courage. Depression is an evil beast that claims lives everyday. It has visited me too many times, so I stood with you when you killed the dragon. Well done. I love your rhyme!!

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      John Hansen 

      21 months ago from Queensland Australia

      So glad you succeeded in slaying that evil dragon, Clive. Thank you for sharing this inspirational poem.

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      Eric Dierker 

      21 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Let us all be so brave. Great read.

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