Wednesday, July 12, 2017


Slipping, deeper and deeper into the abyss.
The harder I fight, the lower I descend.
Trying to claw my way back into the light,
Growing weary from this endless fight.

Swallowed up by the darkness there,
Suffocating from the lack of air.
Wrapped in feelings of nothingness,
I have ceased to even care.


Sophia Alisa Ali said...

This is such powerful and hard hitting piece of poetry! I really felt it, this is written wonderfully! Thanks for sharing! I really enjoyed reading it x

Lisa said...

Wow I think we have all had moments like this but there is always hope!

redkitchen said...

Thank you, Sophia. I appreciate your kind words. Writing helps me express my feelings and struggles with depression better than simply talking about it does.

Yes, Lisa, many people do. One reason I share my battle with depression is so that others who suffer will know that they are not alone.

Jyo D said...

Thank you for your courage in sharing an honest portrayal of what depression can be like... I struggled with depression throughout my high school years, and later on after an abusive relationship when diagnosed with PTSD. I relate to your words, pulling yourself out sometimes makes it worse. I can tell you from my own experience, it does get better, hang in there. And thank you again for these beautiful words.

Lynn White said...

How great you are to share your journey so that it may help others.

redkitchen said...

Jyo, I'm sorry you had to go through such awful experiences, but I'm glad to know that you are better now. Thank you for the encouraging words. Keep on fighting, and stay strong.

Lynn, thank you. I want others to know that they are not alone in their struggles.

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