Steven Ellis


Simple Distractions - Poem by Steven Ellis

Well it’s nice to hear your voice again
To see you weren't only in my mind
To know all the moments that we spent
Really happened once upon a time
Screaming in silence
Does she even make a sound
I fell in love with what isn’t mine
I’ve won a battle but I’m losing this war

It’s hard to drown the voices
If you don’t learn to swim
Even when you're trying
You'll never win in the end

This is not what we planned.
You were my only temptation
and now I’m part of a nation
Of those who came together
How do you find your way back
When you just think you can't
And know that it's best to move on
It's pointless to be dragged along

I fall, I struggle, I reach
For the skies above
But it's no use
I've gone too far
I pity your faith
But I'll only let you down
It's no use
I've got nowhere to go

I held you gently
I never ever want to let go
It’s all up to you
Please say you want me to
I held you gently
I never ever want to let go
It’s all up to you
Please say you want me to.

It’s hard to drown the voices
If you don’t learn to swim
Even when you're trying
You'll never win in the end

This is not what we planned.
You were my only temptation
and now I’m part of a nation
Of those who came together
How do you find your way back
When you just think you just can't
And know that it's best to move on
It's pointless to be dragged along

Topic(s) of this poem: depression

Form: Lyric


Poet's Notes about The Poem

A follow up to my song Symptoms. It's about having depression return to your mind and arguing back and forth with your own thoughts.

Written by somebody who doesn't have depression. I just wanted to try and challenge myself.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 27, 2015



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