Depression | Teen Ink


May 10, 2010
By JacintaT BRONZE, Brisbane, Other
JacintaT BRONZE, Brisbane, Other
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Closing in around me, I can't escape you now.
You're all around me, all over me.
Pushing against my chest, until my breathing becomes cries and screams.
Wrapping your tangle of arms around me,
and squeezing me into you.
You surround me completely and hold me captive.
You hold me there all day and carry me through life,
constantly reminding me that you're there,
by giving my heart an almighty squeeze,
you squeeze the life right out of me.
My lungs feel as though they're collapsing,
and tears burst from my eyes,
words are muttered through my lips and screams swallowed,
by my dry, burning throat.
I used to have control over you,
and I'd push you away when things got too much,
Now you're always there and it's impossible to escape.
How can I peel this dullness off myself?
How can I get rid of you for good?
How can I live life lightly,
without the weight of you on me constantly?

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on Oct. 18 2010 at 12:10 am
JacintaT BRONZE, Brisbane, Other
4 articles 0 photos 33 comments
No.. that is not the case. I've wrote this as though the depression is a person. The way it makes one feel at their lowest point. The way it feels unbearable and like there is no escape

on Oct. 14 2010 at 6:15 pm
autumntate2015 SILVER, Albertville, Alabama
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"Success is a journey, not a destination." -Ben Sweetland

When you wrote this did you think of how a person with depression may think others view them? This article made me feel like you see depressed people as only people who cry and have absolutly no happiness; this deffinately is NOT the case.