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This is depression

It is a poison inside of me Slowly, steadily consuming me It is this, this thing eating at me That has it hands clutching at me Its tethers deep in the heart of me Pushing life slowly out of me It is inside of me and surrounding me Gnawing at the essence and fabric of...

this is depression

It is a poison inside of me

Slowly, steadily consuming me

It is this, this thing eating at me

That has it hands clutching at me

Its tethers deep in the heart of me

Pushing life slowly out of me

It is inside of me and surrounding me

Gnawing at the essence and fabric of me

This thing that makes everything a struggle

That even breathing in air is pain

Like the mist I can see it rolling towards me

Sucking out the light and bringing in its place emptiness

And overpowering sadness

And i am choking, suffocating on it

Like the sea I can feel it coming

On tides of hopelessness

And waves of desolation

This is reality as I know it

This is depression

 

-Ameenah Lawal

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7 Comments
  1. RASHEED YUSUF

    Many of us miss out on the phase of depression when we are adolescents, we never knew, nobody understood us.
    Thank you for sharing

  2. Bolaji Tobi

    Good one👏👏

  3. RASHEED YUSUF

    Many of us miss out on the phase of depression when we are adolescents, we never knew, nobody understood us.
    1. knowing that depression exist is still a problem amongst some rural communities as well as urban centers
    2. Not Accepting it as an ailment and misconceptions about it been spiritual is also a major challenge.

    Depression can happen to anyone and can also be managed and treated for anyone.

    The cure is acceptability, seeking help and care.
    Thank you for sharing

  4. Depression really sucks the life out of you and leaves you in the shadow of yourself that you never wanted…
    Depression is a painful, gradual death.

  5. Depression really sucks the life out of you and leaves you in the shadow of yourself that you never wanted…
    Depression is a painful, gradual death.

  6. Sokuma Theophilus

    I love poetry. Really interesting piece on depression

  7. I felt this😭

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