I am tired…

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I am tired, tired of living,
This double faced life,
This pain and this writhing,
Which cuts me like sword and knife.

My smile is all plastered on my face,
Everyone sees and believes all’s fine,
I am not willing to participate in this race,
Of pleasing all with joy on lips of mine.

Let me cry out and the flood of tears flow,
The dam holding my painful sorrows needs to break,
I will die if my pains I hide and do not to show,
Let me die in peace, in deep slumber, where no one comes to wake.

Just let me go! Let the soul fly away!
For its only turmoil, the more here I stay!

S.F.R.

 

Here is the original post: https://rasheedsyeda.wordpress.com/2016/02/09/i-am-tired/

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The Pit

I sit alone in the dark.
The sun is shining, birds chirping, children playing.
But all that surrounds me is darkness.
Every time someone says, “Cheer up,”
I sink deeper into my pit.
The hole my brain has dug for itself.
The serotonin that refuses to pass through my synapses.
This is depression.
The unspoken disease.
I sink deeper in my pit.
People tell you to “be happy,” “smile more,” “just get out of the house,” “you’re holding yourself back.”
I smile and say, “I’ll try. Thanks,” and give a little chuckle.
What an act!
I suffer alone.
I do not want their useless words.
They do not understand.
How could they?
I sink deeper in my pit.
My eyes close and I picture respite. But in this dream, there are pills, ropes, knives, chemicals, and ledges.
No, that won’t do. But it sounds so nice.
I sink deeper into my pit.
The light is gone. I sleep all day. The dream world is where I am happy. Away from people. Away from life.
I sink deeper into my pit.
Colors are nonexistent. Black and white are my world. Minus the white.
Snowballing through gritty streets, turning the pristine ball of hope into a filthy mound of broken dreams.
I sink deeper in my pit.
Depression stays by my side.
My only friend. But this friend, well, he is the one who talks behind your back. The one who makes fun of you to get ahead. This is the guy that pushes you to the ground and then laughs. This is the one who you cling onto because you have no one else.
I sink deeper in my pit.
I finally muster up the courage. I scream for help. But by now, no one can hear me. No one wants to hear me. I have pushed them all away.
Why am I still here?
Because I don’t want to die. But I do. I am so confused.
Death greets me when I knock on his door.
I meant to play ding dong ditch.
But no, Death has seen me.
He says, “My turn” and gives me a knife.
The knife is white like an angel. So full of innocence. Made for chopping carrots for a stew.
I am to taint this knife with my blood. The blood of depression.
I sink deeper in my pit.
Death winks and says, “Let’s pick up the pace. I don’t have all day.”
I reply, “You’re right, neither do I.”
So I hand him the knife. I say, “I’ll see you another day.”
I wonder why I turned down that sweet, sweet offer.
I see my mom. She is finally breathing. No air had passed through her lungs while I was gone. Someone cares.
I see a rope crawling down my pit.
I grab hold and shout, “I’m ready.”
I ascend the walls of my pit, slowly.
It takes years. I meet therapists and friends who care.
I talk to my past and say, “Go away.”
I am still climbing.
This is a journey.
I get so tired, sometimes slipping back.
But I hold on tight. I don’t let go. I don’t give up.

~Jacob Kahn

Restless Nights

I’m breaking
I can’t be fixed
I’m missing
But I won’t be missed

Still shaking
From what I fear
I can’t let you in
So don’t come near

I guess you’re right
I’m way too thin
And I’m fighting a battle
That I’ll never win

I have so many flaws
I don’t know where to start
From my fucked up hair
To my fucked up heart

So what’s the point
To continue to fight?
When my restless days
Turn into restless nights

This life hasn’t been fair
I can finally tell
That nobody cares
And it hurts like hell

I still don’t understand
What was God’s cause?
Why did He put me on earth
With all of my flaws?

Was I born just to die?
Am I part of a plan?
Made to finally see
That I won’t die an old man.

I don’t know how to live
I have nothing to gain
And all I want from you
Is to end all my pain

I’m losing sight
Of what I’ve already seen
I’m losing my grip
And I’m barely seventeen

~Pete Sciarrino