Harry Collins


I Can't Take This - Poem by Harry Collins

It’s like a big storm
has taken over your body.
The world is grey.
Nothing is fun any more.

All I wanna do is lay here,
and do nothing.
I can’t do anything.
I won’t do anything.
I have no fu**ing energy
to do anything.

I’m so sorry.
I can’t do this any more
I can’t take it.

I'm supposed to be
enjoying myself.
I'm supposed to
be out with My friends…
What friends?
I don’t have any.
I’m just a lonely depressed
teen who wants to die,
Who would wanna be friends with
someone like me.

people say, just be happy.
Get over it.
But I can't because I want to die.

I'm so sorry
I can't do this
I can't take this.

People don't understand what it's like.
They don't understand why I want to die
The hardest part is explaining it.
over and over again.

Topic(s) of this poem: alone, death, depression, ill, mental illness


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is an insight what it can feel like being depressed. This is what it felt like for me.

Comments about I Can't Take This by Harry Collins

  • Chinedu Dike (11/21/2015 1:30:00 AM)


    Depiction, anxiety, and the deplorable condition of life at its lowest ebb is well depicted in the poem. A good piece of poetry insightfully penned with conviction. Thanks for sharing Harry. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

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  • Kelly Kurt (11/16/2015 11:04:00 PM)


    I live there. Nice Penning, Harry (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (11/16/2015 10:46:00 PM)


    An impressive and heart touching poem, denying sex in true love and sacrificing love for an indecent affair shows courage. This the moral courage that is nicely expressed in this wonderful poem........................10 (Report) Reply

  • Souren Mondal (11/16/2015 10:00:00 PM)


    'people say, just be happy.
    Get over it.
    But I can't because I want to die.'

    As a man who is being diagnosed with major depression and anxiety, I can feel this poem Harry.. People say 'you are just sad', 'get over it', 'cheer up' etc. As if we - who are depressed - choose this by our own will... Thank you very much for this poem.. It really touched my heart..

    And, maybe it would mean nothing, as it had meant nothing to me when people said this, but still - Hang in their buddy - this too shall pass...

    Blessings and good luck..

    Thank you..
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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 16, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, November 17, 2015


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