Seeing this made me really really sad. I've never had to struggle with depression like this but I know so many people who do and have. I want with all of my heart to help them but I don't know how. As I was thinking about this, my brain decided that it was going to write a poem. It also decided to keep me up until 12 am writing it. (Yes I know, my poor innocent body is being tyrannized by a brain many times smaller than itself. Poor body.) As you can see I was feeling very creative when I came up with the name.
Poem About Stuff
I see people all around me, their faces making up the crowd.
No one stops to listen, no one speaks out loud.
Each person has their story, has their own hopes and fears.
Each person has a pillow that they've soaked in countless tears.
They feel ugly, unwanted, hurt, alone, rejected and downtrodden.
And in case they ever forget, the scars will eagerly remind them.
They hide their tears under a smile, they put their brave face on.
They try to hide their pain fearing that we will wish them gone.
My heart aches for the people who think no one is watching;
The ones who waste away while loved ones they're still touching.
I wish that I could help, but what you think is up to you.
To love and to remind you is all that I can do.
Please remember that there's Someone who loves you without end.
Your trials matter to Him and He can help you more than any friend.
Smile, you are beautiful. Laugh, because you're worth it.
Don't waste your life in sorrow; don't fall into that lonely pit.
Like a road your life will have many twists and turns.
You'll run into ruts and puddles, you will get bruises and burns.
But what matters is how you take them, the perspective that you use.
Is life a grand adventure or a battle you decide to lose?
Pain can't be fixed by just a poem, yes I understand.
But self-pity is a trap, so similar to sinking sand.
Live life with no limits, your future is bright.
Trust God with the rest, and your path He will light.
He can handle your problems, but you have to let go.
Give Him the control, you were created to glow.
No matter what happens He'll always be here.
Remember that when you start succumbing to fear.
Please don't self-harm, please don't leave this earth.
There are people who love you, and it's HE who defines your worth.