Depression Poems: 36 / 500

Depression

Rating: 5.0

Depression,
A 10-letter word,
Easy to utter,
Slithers, oh so easily, down the throat,
An extremely deadly and a wily character…
Like a heady cocktail,
It numbs your senses,
While it devours you inside…
Fooling you with a feeling
That the stupor would go soon,
and take the problems away…

Oh, Jiah, if only you knew…
If only you had resisted somehow,
Just let God handle things,
And not succumbed the way you did….

Depression,
A 10-letter word,
Easy to utter,
Crouches, slowly, slowly, into our lives sometimes,
An extremely deadly and a wily character…
Like a dense fog,
It settles down quietly and envelops you in its cool embrace
While it blinds your vision,
Fooling you with a notion
That its shell would protect you,
Keep the problems out…

Oh, Jiah, if only you knew…
If only you had resisted somehow
Just let God handle things,
And not succumbed the way you did…

Sunday, June 23, 2013
Depression Poems: 36 / 500
Topic(s) of this poem: sorrow
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
This poem is based on the Bollywood actress Jiah Khan's tragic suicide on 3 June 2013. Its Hindi Translation, अवसाद, is available on Rajnish Manga's webpage on this site (Poemhunter) .
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Akhtar Jawad 21 May 2014

A beautiful expression in a nice poem.

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V P Mahur 13 March 2014

Dear Sir, Nice one to read. Depression in love is the most biting feel of all. I invite you to read my poems and present your views on them. You can try this one: 186. Moral Crime What you did with my heart Only used it for a flirt I thought You will feel my feelings Of sincere love And will be with me Even in the deserted time But you proved to be ....................... ...................... Thanks!

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Cynthia Buhain-baello 18 February 2014

Strong and gripping write, straightforward and relevant. I can relate to this as my own brother died alleged of suicide (but police suspect murder) and it took years for us to recover emotionally from the trauma. The battle is actually in the brain and the best way to fight this disorder is not with drugs, but with supportive friends and family, and the therapy of work.

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Valsa George 28 October 2013

Never succumb to depression. Somehow we should keep this villain at arms length! Meditating on God's love, associating more with fellow beings, reading good books, seeking expert help etc are some ways to resist the onslaught of depression's heinous attack! It is unfortunate that a flourishing talent succumbed to depression! Poignantly pictured, Jasbir!

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Geetha Jayakumar 25 October 2014

Beautiful poem on depression. Those who pass through the state will know how painful it is. It blinds the vision. One will find no way left even to survive. It's traps all your thoughts, directly leading to death. if such a person is surrendered by loved ones can really be helpful to come out of situation. Proper medication can really help one to come out of depression. I too loved Jiah Khans movies. It was really a shocking new to read. Loved the way you presented this poem. Thanks for sharing with us.

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Dr Antony Theodore 23 October 2020

Like a heady cocktail, It numbs your senses, While it devours you inside… Fooling you with a feeling That the stupor would go soon, and take the problems away… Depression a fact. lovelessness and egoistic attitudes all in this modern world when we think that we have everything. tony

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Rebecca Navarre 29 September 2017

A Very Sad Heart Felt Touching Poem! ! ! ! ! Touches/Reaches Deep! ! ! ! ! Thank You Ever So Much For Sharing This! ! ! ! ! Ever So Many 10S! ! ! ! ! +++++

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Tom Allport 12 July 2017

a poem that perfectly describes a very debilitating illness that silently eats away at one's life core? ...........well written.

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Edward Kofi Louis 11 April 2016

It numbs your senses! Nice piece of work.

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Kishore Kumar Das 06 April 2016

depression is a silent killer....a poet can kill the killer with positive thoughts...your attempt is praiseworthy..

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