Depression is the feeling of severe despondency and dejection.
Depression is a monster,
that destroys both your heart and soul.
It tortures without mercy,
and consumes it's victim whole.
It cripples and disables,
making life too hard to cope.
It can make each day a nightmare,
and leave a person without hope.
Some people feel this sadness,
from time to time that they're young.
And believe that they are different,
and can't be loved by anyone.
It's reinforced by parents,
too depressed themselves to care.
For that child they're supposed to love,
but instead forgetfulness is there.
Depression can be nurtured,
through violence and neglect.
And fists used only to degrade,
and words used to reject.
It's hidden in those bullies,
who torture and demean.
Who use their words like weapons,
to destroy all self-esteem.
It's fueled by those substances,
that are used to help escape.
From endless pain depression brings,
and that unbearable heartache.
It can cause someone to give up,
to lose all strength to fight.
It can annihilate one's very soul,
and make them take their life.
Yes, depression is a vulture,
that will make anyone its prey.
There is no one who deserves it,
and there is no one to blame.
We don't need to make judgments,
but we need to be aware.
That those who suffer this pain,
just need the world to care.
Thank you for reading!