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Overcoming Depression

My days are long and my nights longer still
As I sit here watching this little pill
Will it remove the gloom I feel inside
Or will it just provide a chance to hide

When it wears off, am I back to square one
With an even greater gloom to take on
I have tried all the normal avenues
Yet I still continue feeling the blues

What is it that I really need to do
To rid this gloom and become myself true
Deep inside me, there's a fighting spirit
Saying to face this gloom and conquer it

Connecting with Nature provides an ease
Listening to the sound of a gentle breeze
While it's passing through the surrounding trees
Serenading them with the rustling leaves

I shall draw my strength from the divine source
In whose awareness I do not feel lost
I know I shall overcome finally
And once again my spirit shall be free
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Posted: Mar 2016
About this poem:
dedicated to those who are dealing with depression

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godsprincessonline today!
I find if I'm feeling down or lost - I walk outside. I walk every day for 2 miles and by the time bedtime comes - I sleep a hard sleep for 5 - 6 hours. Better then any pill any day! God's cure for the blues. Thanks for bringing this difficult illness and it can be an illness to light Socrates!

Kathy teddybear angel
pinksdejavu
Socrates, Thank you. Now I'm more aware that maybe there is a better way to deal with my lifetime full of tears and days I can't get out of bed or can't eat. I get bad at Easter cause of losing my sister then. Depression is one of the worst things anyone has to fight! You nailed it. Bless You! Hugz, Pink. bouquet
doglover14
What a beautiful and revealing write this is.

I think each one of us deals with feelings of depression in different ways.

Some rely on God ~ some on music. Others search for a new special person ~ or seek out one of the old ones from their past.

It matters not how we choose to fight this terrible illness; but only that we DO choose to fight it and not succomb to its destruction.

Thank you for bringing this matter to light in such a positive manner.

Mady teddybear
Abby1963online today!
Great poem I once wrote a poem about the same subject about pills we live in a pill filled Society I take a pill to eat and take a pill to sleep I take a pill to make me happy I however has found Jesus and Christian music which helps me with my mood and I also take a mood enhancer pill depression is a curse I fight for my life everyday thanks for sharing
hongdam
Thank you very much Socrates44 - I really enjoyed reading this!
southmiami4321online now!
Nice awareness poem. People with depression need HELP and should SEEK it.
Be your therapist, a supporting friend, a family member , your life partner or yourself but never alone.Causes are too many to comment here.
For me the spirit of God with in me, directs me. His love comforts me in difficult times
Enjoyed your poem.
southmiami4321online now!
Sorry..meant... See your therapist.
mcradloffonline today!
I like the Marilyn Manson interview on Bowling For Columbine where he says that we are being pumped full of fear. Keep everyone afraid and they'll consume. He also says that he would listen and that's what no one did. Talking to a friend is definitely a good way to ease depression.crying yawn hole stuck sad snowed in handshake
WILDANDREADY
SOCRATES; THE ONLY THING THAT WOULD DEPRESS ME WOULD BE IF I DIDNT MAKE YOUR TOP MENS POETRY LIST!dancing TRAVIS
Leony1510
The king of poets you are soc.handshake
Leony1510
word's can not be written for what you write but you can write the word's for what we readhandshake
straightcircle
Nice peom. hug
Nuwahri61
Hi Socrates..........Really enjoyed the depth behind this very complex issue.......Regards Nugrin
benidorm
Beautiful words
Thoroughly enjoyed
Your poem.
socrates44online today!
Kathy

Thank you for your comment.
Walking can be wonderful therapy to help ease the “blues”.
socrates44online today!
Pink

I am sorry you lost your sister.
I know it's tough but it is important to deal with the pain
that you experienced at losing her.
I am sure she wants to see you happy.
socrates44online today!
Mady

Thanksfor your kind comment.
I hope it will help to encourage others to cope
with depression they may be experiencing.
socrates44online today!
Abby

Thanks for your comment.
I am happy that you draw strength from your Christian faith
to deal with the “curse” of depression, as you stated.
morgen90210online today!
Depression like fear can sneak in anytime and it hits when you are almost defenseless
thank you
socrates44online today!
Hongdam

Thanks for your comment.

Glad you enjoyed the piece.
socrates44online today!
SM

Dealing with depression can be very difficult.

Thank you for your comment.
socrates44online today!
Mac

I agree with you that talking to a trusted friend may help to ease depression.

Have a nice day!
socrates44online today!
Travis

I view you as a kind-hearted person based on your love for animals, and your inspirational poetry which places you high on my poetry list.
Fergalgg
i hope you dont mind if i curse but im going to....f*cking lovely poem...love it even though its dark and realistic...it is rare i like a poem in poems room...but sir...love it...it means shit...love it
Fergalgg
beautiful
socrates44online today!
Leony

Thanks for your kind comment
socrates44online today!
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Glad you enjoyed the piece.
socrates44online today!
Nu

Nice to hear from you.
Hope all is well.
Thanks for your kind words.
socrates44online today!
benidorm

Thank you for your comment.
socrates44online today!
morgen

Thanks for your comment.
Depression can also give a feeling of hopelessness
in some cases.
socrates44online today!
Ferlagg

I am glad you like the piece.
Thanks for your kind comment.
countryladypoet
Being a victim of depression myself for over 20 years.. you were right on your words..

I shall draw my strength from the divine source
In whose awareness I do not feel lost
I know I shall overcome finally
And once again my spirit shall be free


But keep the spirit fighting to be free
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