Depression takes hold

How can I explain this pain to you?

It's as if you are standing at the edge
of a cliff
nothing is behind you
nothing in front of you
and darkness is falling 
down on you. 

There is no room to sit
The ground is breaking beneath your feet.
You can't move!
You scream
but you don't know if anyone 
will hear you.
You don't know if anyone will 
look for you.

The terrible things that leak 
from your mind
Telling you
"You're out of time."

Suddenly there isn't enough air to breathe.
Your lungs become hungry.
Your eyes dry
Your throat empty
No sounds are allowed to pass.

Your heart beats~ 
but with each beat
It's a punch to your lungs
That already can not inflate.

These are the feelings I feel
When depression
takes hold of me.


Jillian said...

This is a great, honest, and raw poem. Did you write it?

Lori Osterman said...


Yes, I did write it. Thank you or your comment and for stopping by my blog. Have a great day!