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(March 26,1957 to? / San Diego, California)

When Depression Owns the Heart.........

.......It's a depression so deep it finds a way into the Soul,
traveling through every pore of your Heart.

A depression so enlarged, it encompasses every bit
of your Reality,
leaving that Reality, a mere cloudy memory.

A depression so dense, it compresses every will
you once had,
bowing you down to accept that will, as it's own.

A depression so devious it takes you piece by piece,
consuming, each piece,

day by day.
A depression so truly disheartening,

it Leaves You,
with no other emotions.

A depression so dangerous,
it slaughters,


Of You.

Submitted: Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Edited: Monday, August 09, 2010

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  • J. R. (10/4/2008 9:48:00 PM)

    I'd like to add to this by adding that depression is not a feeling, it just is and once its there it dominates everything else. (Report) Reply

  • Angie Melby (5/27/2008 3:33:00 PM)

    dang intense but very good it kinda fits with me today you know your really good man (Report) Reply

  • Shane Clawson (2/19/2008 11:12:00 PM)

    Darrel, I tried to take my life not so long ago and I hope you are battling the demons of depression and that you are not alone. Thanx. (Report) Reply

  • Viola Jaynes (1/1/2008 6:34:00 PM)

    Only a person who has experienced such a depression can meaningfully write about it. Very wonderful done, Darrel! (Report) Reply

  • Rebellious Jay (12/16/2007 12:57:00 AM)

    Boy.. at one point or another i can say we have probably all suffered from depression. Your details are accurate. I like how it flows as though regular conversation.. the sound of the Y (as in E) is used throughout... i dunno if that was intentional but it was cool

    GOOD JOB! (Report) Reply

  • Josi Fregoso (6/5/2007 6:27:00 PM)

    This poem is amazing. I love the way you describe the feeling of depression so accurately (ex. 'dense', 'devious', 'disheartening') . I'm impressed! Beautiful poem Darrel. (Report) Reply

  • Megan Tucker (5/19/2007 11:07:00 PM)

    that poem describes every thing I feel, i am so depresed right now, its not even funny. But that is a beautiful poem! ! (Report) Reply

  • Savanna Glenn (5/9/2007 5:20:00 PM)

    These words are so true and so beautiful.
    this is just how i feel. i hope you come out of your depression, cause i know it sucks. (Report) Reply

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