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Depression


robbie

Down, down I feel so low.
Trapped in a tunnel, with nowhere to go.
Cut myself off from all my friends,
I’ll work this out in the end.
Dark, dark that feeling inside,
Nothing looks good; I just want to hide.
There must be some people in whom I can confide,
Understanding friends, who are on my side?
One day at a time is what I hear,
No need to live life full of fear.
Do you really need that anti-depressant pill?
With hindsight every mountain becomes a molehill.
Don’t give in to this dark mood,
Fun and laughter can be your food.
Love yourself and say, ‘I am what I am.’
Ignore this hard world you know you can.
Just take the time to work this out,
To overcome a life full of self doubt.
God loves you, the way you are.
You are unique, you’re a star.

In memory of the Hollywood genius Robin Williams 1951-2014: he made us all laugh so many times yet was often suffering from depression on the inside:
I hope this poem helps more people understand this terrible condition of the human mind:
Depression
by #SimonIckeUK

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I am an author writer publisher web administrator I run poetry workshops in the community. My published Manners childrens poetry book can be found at www.waterstones.com

9 responses

  1. So important to speak out about depression. This really resonates with my personal feelings about it too.

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  2. The anti-depressant pills are what helps my brain, so yes! Great poem!

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  3. Have you seen the blog, Fun with Depression? It is excellent.

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  4. So many people are posting about depression and Robin Williams. I think it’s healthy to get this talk out in the open. -thank you

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  6. Great thoughts. And it’s so true that ‘God loves you, the way you are.
    You are unique, you’re a star.’ But – if you are suffering from depression please get professional help. Sometimes medication is really required. God uses medications as well as other people and his great love.

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  8. Beautifully written. This is so fitting. It’s such a tragic loss, and he touched so many lives with his humor and talent.

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