Woes of Depression. ( Understanding depression, fighting depression)

She is going through a spell. A series of unfortunate

events. Everything seems to be going wrong and she

can’t seem to have control. She is in the dumps. Afraid,

disappointed, frustrated and alone. This funk holed up

in her system is creating the blues and affecting her life.

She hides her depression behind a fake smile. Shielding

pain and tears with a fake external facade. Constantly

dealing with unending wars and fighting inner battles.

She’s a slave to the feeling of compression. Withering

inside with feelings of unworthiness and low self esteem.

Caressing self hate as despair tightens. A haunting through

the dark, feeling of loneliness and sadness. Tears drenched

on her pillow every night. Tortured by her emotions, days of

endless struggle. Burdens overwhelming, feeling that life has

cheated her. What did I do to deserve all this pain? She cries.


Her body reflects inwardly out because of depression.

She’s like a creature in the walking dead. Quick to smile,

but dead inside. Trapped within herself, overwhelmed

with feelings of sadness. Her soul is broken.

Most of her family and friends do not understand her.

They say that she’s weak, annoying and over reacting.

The world mocked and labeled her a freak to be repressed.

Constantly caught up between baseless judgments and

mocking eyes. Sneers and jeers across the street. A slave to

depression, she is trapped in her own pain and wants to get out.

She is feeling helpless and hopeless. She is anti social,

irritable, short tempered and can’t deal with most of

her daily activities. Caressing self isolation, and self

loathing. Basking in somber solitude and blaming herself.

The feeling of depression strangles all enjoyment.

Constantly moody and negative about life.

The darkness beckons. The silent killer persuades her

in her loneliness. Suicidal thoughts more rampart,

feeling of worthlessness follow simultaneously.

She is breaking down, she is tired. Her cries for help

go unanswered. Tears fall smudging her makeup.

She is scared; she is tired of the world. She feels that

nobody loves her or understands what she is going through.

Depression takes a toll on her soul, draining bits of her inside.

In a battle to stay sane and strong. A triumph she seeks. She

doesn’t want to die. She consults family and friends for help.

She is tired of living like that and wants to start afresh.

Hope glares at first light. A feeling of rejuvenation.

New inspiration and a second chance. She wants to start

all over. She walks through the hospital hallway with a strong

feeling of hope, love, and strength embroidered in her system.

Taking moments to understand her condition, taking time to

communicate her feelings and emotions through therapy,

in a bid to reclaim her soul and restore her life. She’s determined,

she’s taking control. Once broken, much stronger now.

A purpose to live, a new meaning to life. A battle, she has won.

She didn’t let depression take complete control of her.

She fought depression until she got better. A stronger woman,

a happier woman with a new perspective and perception of life.

Goodbye depression, welcome progression.

©FloetryC 2015

*Depression affects over 350 Million people worldwide. 4 percent of the world is diagnosed by the disorder but most of the cases are hidden and remain untreated.Depression usually stems from traumatic experiences, loss of a loved one, unemployment,divorce, financial problems…also triggered by insomnia, obesity and so much more. It is important to notice the signs and symptoms of depression among our loved ones and be able to help them. Try and understand them and let them know that they are not alone. Counseling them, helping them deal with depression and so much more. Depression also affects young children and teenagers. These changes are mostly seen in their behavioral patterns. Communicate effectively with the children, know what’s going on in their lives, their feelings and emotions; what they are going through and be there to support and love them, help them. Be there for them.


Women suffer from depression more than men. Even though Women are more likely to admit that they are depressed compared to men. Most Men are controlled by the whims of society and afraid of admitting to depression because they do not want to appear weak among their peers and usually hide behind their ego than deal directly with their demons. Men are more susceptible to suicide because of this. It’s important for people to recognize these signs and symptoms among their loved ones and help them before it is too late.

Everyone is dealing with something. Most depressed people in the world actually seem the most happy. The illusion that they are really happy and everything is fine. Most depression cases eventually turn into substance induced mood disorder precipitated by the use or abuse of substances like drugs, alcohol, medications and toxins. A big number of people today are clinically depressed in their lifetime while certain segments are lost to cases of suicide because they cannot deal with the dark feelings, emotions precipitated by depression.


Depression damages self esteem and self confidence among people.*




Author: AfroetryC

I am an African woman and a mother to a precious little angel. I love to use the term "Afro-floetic Queen" mostly to describe my poetry and my roots. I love poetry...art, soul music and inspirational bits of knowledge to offer advice and counseling to those who need it. I can be very witty, straight forward but fun. Ha. ha... A colorful perception of the world - expressed in my poetry. I want to inspire people with my Poetry...give them hope, while also advising them. Life is a learning process and i am happy when one of my pieces directly affects or inspires one of my readers. Let's take a detour around experience, and let me fill your minds with sweet poetic juices.... Note: Just changed my user name from FloetryC to AfroetryC because the latter is more personal and describes my Spoken Word Poetry better.

One thought on “Woes of Depression. ( Understanding depression, fighting depression)”

  1. Depression.

    The lie, the horrible lie everyone–EVERY SINGLE HUMAN SOUL THROUGHOUT ALL OF HUMAN HISTORY–knows, is born to know… is that our individual awareness of ourselves… of the entire world we inhabit… is me and unique. That is a lie.

    Every single soul everywhere lives with, has lived and/or will again live with (or rather encounter) depression. Despair. Why? Because we are all human beings. It is what it means to be alive in THIS world. No one is immune to the reality of this world.

    It’s sad, no, it’s horribly tragic–beyond that even–to think that any one of us is actually alone in any kind of suffering. There is no and will never be any kind of pain, heartache or hurt that another can not, does not or will not experience.

    That is the lie.

    At the bottom of it all, all people hurt because there is something we are lacking. We all know it (on the surface or deep down in our souls). But most of us do not and refuse to admit it. Rather, and horribly, the vast, vast majority deny truth. We assign blame and reasons and causes elsewhere. We assume the role of being victimized, mistreated, misunderstood, being done wrong or suffering some mysterious fate that will forever lay beyond our grasp of comprehension and thus give is license to wallow in our self-defeat, misery and despair. Self-righteous rage and defiance against what we all of us sense in the very core of our being becomes our master and we its endless, unrelenting slaves.

    Depression. As great and all-consuming in our very short existence on this planet in this life is no novelty. It is nothing at all new. Billions of human should have gone through it and died millennia before any of were ever even came into existence, before we became a thought blip on the radar of our mothers’ wombs. The conditions and circumstances of our “lives” are no more grave or unique or special or important or different or monumental than any other single soul throughout the history of mankind. Living by that assumption is blind, ignorant arrogance.

    What we think we know is not enough. The truth is far more…far more than what the majority is willing to accept.

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