Fighting depression


Everyday, 
I live with depression.
In every way
I fend it off.

Some days it creeps up on me
Other days~
It hits me full force in my face

It's an all consuming darkness
It brings with it
pain and despair.

It engulfs my lungs
It pokes holes in my heart
Drains my soul.
Tells my brain
"You are worthless!"

It's as if I am fighting to close a door
But, depression is almost as strong as me
Somedays, it's stronger than me.

I'll hide away
So none can see
Just how much pain
Depression can be.

I don't want everyone to see
How really
small and insignificant 
I feel to be.