Jesse Ellsbury Poems
Even Depressed People Say That They'Re Fine
Depression is something nobody gets,
not even those afflicted with it.
With the sponge on your eyes and the veil on your head,
you’re too busy wond’ring what it’s like to be dead
to even see what’s going on,
when you look at yourself all you see is a pawn
captured too early in the game,
you spend so much time seeking someone to blame
that you never ask what you did to get to that place
where the sun never shines,
where everything is offered and yet nothing is mine.
But you get used to the pain that you feel every day,
and the loneliness leads you ...
When You Give Up
When you give up,
the thing that you hate wins.
Whatever it is will continue to live
and you’ll be remembered as the one who gave in,
who threw up her hands
when she saw life’s demands
weren’t going anywhere.
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