Sylvia Chidi

Rookie - 27 Points (Germany)

A state of depression

Speak out my dear
Why hath thou in a state of depression?
Speak out my dear
I stand here waiting for thy confession

Depression is not a sign of weakness
Neither an indication of madness

I stand here not to judge you
Simply to take heed to what is true

Depression is not a crime
It only calls for love through time

Depression is a silent voice
Rooted deep inside to stop a crying noise

Speak out my dear
Why hath thou in a state of depression?
Speak out my dear
I stand here waiting for thy confession

What have you lost along the way?
Retrace your steps, I say

Who have you lost?
Take heart, everything in life must rust

What is it you want?
Grant me a permit in your hunt
But first of all let me be blunt
Condemn yourself not for your mistakes
That is what it takes for you to be awake

Life is meant to be messy and greasy
The road is not meant to be easy

Speak out my dear
Why hath thou in a state of depression?
Speak out my dear
I stand here as a friend
My compassionate heart is yours to lend
Merely to give you inspiration
And redeem you of your depression

Thus, speak out my dear!
Why hath thou in a state of depression?

Copyright 2006 - Sylvia Chidi

Submitted: Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Edited: Wednesday, October 11, 2006

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  • Rookie - 205 Points Shane Clawson (2/19/2008 11:18:00 PM)

    Holy shoot! Sylvia where were you when i sent suicidal last saturday? This poem.. is so good I can't put the comfort it brings to me into words. Thankyou so much! A poem i should recite to myself when Im down. Takecare! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Katie Windon (2/9/2008 11:10:00 PM)

    Wow, Sylvia your poem made me want to cry. You put so much emotion into it and really took poetry to a new level. I have dealt with depresion my whole life so i understand your meaning of your poem. Continue writing you have an extreme powerful talent. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rebellious Jay (12/16/2007 1:00:00 AM)

    I like how you commonly accept depression as being well.. alive! Many people shrug off depression as simply having the blues... Real depression is what you speak off... Its good to see someone embracing and acknowlegding depression for what it is!

    KEEP IT UP! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tom J. Mariani (11/10/2007 8:18:00 AM)

    Ironically, it seems, another book I am reading and another one of your poems crosses paths. This time it is 'DARKNESS VISABLE' by William Styron. Both are realistic descriptions of depression. My attampt is in '....and counting.' I will print two of your lines to put up by my desk at home: 'Condemn yourself not for your mistakes/That is what it takes for you to be awake'.
    Thanks Again,
    Tom (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Lisa Wilkinson (10/12/2006 4:21:00 PM)

    True words spoken Sylvia, I have been there and come out the other side. Thanks for sharing. Ive been on your site too. Lisa (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Charles Garcia (9/17/2006 4:00:00 PM)

    Sylvia Chidi:
    Only one that has gone through depression can really appreciate your thoughts
    with a lot of love and careing can be overcomed Ive been there.
    Charles garcia (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mel Preston (8/13/2006 8:19:00 AM)

    Connected with poem Sylvia I am not sure you are dealing or in a relationship with someone with depression. I am in a relationship with someone who has depression and it bought a tear to my eye. ty well done (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Peter Manton (5/15/2006 6:31:00 AM)

    This poem is written extremley well, you are a talented poet, I see much hope for you. Regards, Peter. - (Report) Reply

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