Like a drug

by Em   May 4, 2016

Telling someone with depression to get over it
is like telling an alcoholic to stop drinking.
Pent up emotions aren't easy to overcome
so don't tell us so stop overthinking.

Depression, it's like an unwanted drug
one you crave to overcome,
in all it's complexity,
when all is said and done.

Copyright: Em


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  • 1 year ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Dear Em, I can so well relate. I have heard those words so many times to get over it or don't think so much. If only they knew that depression is not a choice. It takes everything in us to make it through the day. And you are so right it's like telling someone to stop drinking. It feels like a drug, an addiction we are trying so hard to overcome. But we learn to live with and cope the best way we can. Thank you so much for sharing and all the best to you.

    • 1 year ago

      by Em

      Thanks again Dagmar. All the best

  • 1 year ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Good God, Em, you are a one woman publishing machine!
    I like to keep up with certain author's every work, but with you I will just have to content myself with keeping abreast of it, lol

    When I began reading this, I thought it was a piece of prose simply because of the length of the first line, so the 'drinking' and overthinking' rhyme was a pleasant surprise and added a little zest to the read as I wasn't expecting it!
    As to the poem, you are right. Depression isn't something that people can simply 'overcome' - oh, if that were true. It is nothing anyone would choose and can be hell to live through.
    You do spend your whole time hoping that it will go or even that it is gone for good when you are having a 'up' day. What I have learnt - and I mean this positively - is that it probably will never go. Those who have it will always suffer with bouts of it, but being aware of that fact and being ready 'to take it on' when it comes makes us stronger and more able to deal with it successfully.

    Take care Em and all the best,

    • 1 year ago

      by Em

      Thanks Ben, I've been a writing machine recently with thoughts just springing to mind although they may not be good or whatever, you just need a sense of release at times don't you. I'm glad you like the piece and I too have come to realise that once depression takes a hold, it never truly goes you just have to learn to deal with it, which I am but so many people can't unfortunately.

      All the best, Em