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DEPRESSION

da_poetic-edifier
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Damon
Dangerous Mind
United States
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Scarred Bark

Tall barren trees with fallen leaves  
Outstretched arms as they grieve  
Praying for relief only given by the Sun  
Always in the crosshairs of man's gun  
 
Wanting to run before someone yells timber
Evading the fate of being gone 'til November  
Embers of their dreams are being extinguished  
While many take a blind eye to how they're anguished  
 
Some choose to still wish upon the falling stars  
Even though their barks are stark with keloid scars  
From afar, where you are, they seem to be whining  
Ignoring how, during every season, they are dying  
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Absence
Absence
Thought Provoker
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The Noose

Iím in a dark place
Wit a neck brace
Suffocating
Need resuscitating
Black hole
feeling trapped
Tightening
On the neck strap
Breath fleeting
constricted breathing
Chest beating
Internal bleeding
Lungs canít reach capacity
Life in a flash
Keeps passin me
Iím in this tree
Tryna grab the branch
Last ditch effort
One last chance
Just out of reach
Do I give up?
Sometimes I feel like
Enough is Enough
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Idryad
Guardian of Shadows
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da_poetic-edifier and Absence, thank you for your participation.

Breedlove
Breedlove
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Ireland
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#3

Where am I tonight
Sitting anxiously on the couch
Staring at the blank photos on the shelves
Lost in the black holes of my mind
I knew it all along
I'd had to rewrite it all
My childhood
All the memories
Now I'm no one. No one at all
It's almost midnight
Still no messages on my phone
I guess it's over now
All the pain is gone I try to tell myself
Reassurance my insurance so blind
You and I. Me and everyone it's cruel
I'm just a man caught up in this world
Tormented by the outcome
The waves crash like thunder
Against my bow
How much longer now
Until I'm swallowed by this storm
When will the sunshine peak through
It doesn't appear to be letting up soon
Biceps, forearms, wrists and fingers
Burning helpless. Gruelling
Crying tears of blood I sweat no more
Watch my body float expired
At peace within the swell




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Written by Breedlove
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ursa
ursa
Twisted Dreamer
Canada
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Down

Thanks, really, but
I wonít go.
Canít pick my  
dress. No, I  
havenít showered, or  
washed my hair.  
The sun is  
really bright today,
my body aches.
 
I know itís  
been eight days.
Iíll stay here
though I would
rather be going  
I just canít.
 
But really, thanks.
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Idryad
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Breedlove and ursa thank you for your participation.

MalcolmJThePoet
MalcolmJThePoet
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Drowning In My Tears

Drowning In My Tears

I am so lost without you here
Storms in my eyes
Tears rolling down my face
My heart is aching
From all of this pain
Dark clouds hang low
Over my head no umbrella
Drowning in my tears

Don't forget I'm still here
The bottle calling my name
Do you hear me when I call you
I know all the hell you been through
I am here to ease the pain
Just take a sip of me
And you will drown into the deep blue sea
Take you for a ride
Get you high off of life
Lord take away this strife
I don't want to live my life like this
Because I know I'm a witness
Of what you can do
Because I put my trust in you

Drowning in my sorrows
No hope for tomorrow
No light to see what is in front of me
Lord take away all of this misery
My heart cannot take much more
Because I explode erupt like a volcano
I'm drifting away from the shore
Nobody loves me anymore
So many close doors
Drowning in my tears
Crying myself to sleep
Every night to day
No more drowning in my tears
No more hiding from my fears
Time to face reality
And deal with the pressure
Written by MalcolmJThePoet
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MalcolmJThePoet
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Inflammation

I am feeling so all alone
Like no one care about me
I have been so strong
Now I am weak
I have fallen by the waist side
Now everybody pointing their fingers at me
Punching and kicking when I'm down
When I was up everybody was by my side
Asking for handouts now that I am down and out
Nobody feeling faith everybody has doubts
Everybody asking is there is any hope for me
Cause I am not feeling like myself
My health is trying to fail me
Attacks against my body
Mentally unstable stuck in a dark place
Living in the dark not finding any light
Everybody looking from the outside in
I am drowning in my own tears
Crying my heart out because I suppose to be way down the road
Now I'm taking steps back because I feel like I lost and straying away
Cause home is not in my heart cause I feel vacant inside
Inflammation everything going up in smoke
Body on fire like a cigarette just being lit like a joint of marijuana
Getting high lifted up into space like a space shuttle
I don't want to come down
Because I am so lifted off of the ground
I have found my way up
Written by MalcolmJThePoet
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Razzerleaf
Razzerleaf
Fire of Insight
United Kingdom
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Washed out Wednesday

Iím not listening to the radio  
itís just filling the blank space  
between lemon walls,  
I want to feel like this.  

My thoughts fall in droplets,  
the sound of gentle rain on the sky-light  
reminds me of caravans,  
playing cards till my head ached.  

I watch the garden move, the cacophony  
of a down pour darkens as wild horses,  
thunder over hedges,  
riders thrown by buffeting winds,  
hidden birds dart for cover,  
flashes of brown and buckled wings.  

The click of a boiled kettle  
brings me back inside to towel down.  
I blow and sip a piping hot brew  
as the soft sofa absorbs my emotion  
with a taste of hot buttered toast.  

I feel my ghosts leave a little  
as I tune in to the here and now,  
Katrina and the waves make me  
shuffle my feet,  
people outside in the street  
are laughing and I notice  
the rain has stopped,
my phone app says thereís a 80%
chance itís coming back.
Written by Razzerleaf
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Idryad
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MalcolmJThePoet and Razzerleaf thank you for your entry.

Gentle
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WRECKAGE

 
  The bridge is blown up!
The storm won't give up!
  † † † † A heart is shattered,
And the pieces, splattered.

 †Bold, I thought, I was.
I Wish I knew the laws:
 † †Not all that glitters is gold.
 † And now I'm catching cold.

 † † † † † †Afar off, I saw you.
 † As an angel, I loved you.
 † My whole heart I lost.
With love I was tossed.

 † The Sugar is now bitter,
Like Bread without butter.
 † † † † †Pepper fritter, it is,
My getting better, a quiz.

Written by Gentle
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Gentle
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SUN SET AT NOON

SUN SET AT NOON
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Idryad
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Gentle thank you for your entry.

clewluss
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Job offer

Jane puts in a hard day's work.  
Jane got trained by †Brianna † †  
who thought it slick † † †
to also train Jane to † † †
Do Brianna's †job as well. † †
 
Jane was doing her job and Briannas †when Briana moved on to a highly paid position.
† † †
Janes boss, Keesha, † † †
hired a sexy Polish lady that † † †
Could do no work. Dilliah', † †  
who flirted and winked at Keesha all day, † †  
but Dilliah could hardly write a legible email, † † †
let alone put the arriving mail in alphabetical order. † †  
Jane was requested † †  
†to do Dilliah's work. † † †
† † †  
After three years, † †  
†Jane got 'satisfactory', † † †
Not good, † † †
Not exemplary. † † †
† † †  
Jane had a higher boss, Robert†
who saw what was happening, † † †
and decided to request that † †
Jane do a third person's work, †  
†to be unified, he requested † †
Jane do ALL the schedules, † †
For ALL departments. † † †
† † †  
Jane was shocked because she had
 
confided to Robert †  
†that she was overwhelmed. † † †
Overwhelmed, and given †  
†even more and more. † † †
And more. †
† † †  
Previously Jane had applied to dream jobs. But now Jane applied
To anything she was qualified for
In April, Jane applied † †
to four jobs. †Jane was†  
Rejected. † †  
REJECTED †  
rejected, †  
and rejected †  
 
Jane had applied to one job per week.
So in May , Jane applied †  
for eight jobs.†  
Jane got three interviews. † † †
†Jane got called for †  
†second round interviews
† † †
Then Jane got a job offer.
†  
It would pay twice as much, †  
And had a friendly boss † † †
† † †
All that was left on Jane's †
Too-doo † List was † †
 
to give two Weeks notice † †

A week went by until Jane called Keesha.  
"...Keesha,. Uh I wanted to ask you about a job that I found, they offered me twice the pay and I think... "
'Oh baby gurl, that's a REAL job, baby gurl, †Jane, no, I , you will have to trust me Janey, †
Janey Janey Janey you could not last three. Months out there... '

But Keesha, this is a big break for...  
†  
NO, Jane I have to tell you that your performance has been very LOW! It was I who have kept you safe from the review audits  

But Keesha I really feel this is my chance...  

I am very sorry, Jane,  
Trust me. Do not do this.do not.  

But...  

Janey I said no.  
I will see you bright and early on Monday.  

But...  

Good night.  

Um, good night Keisha...
 
Jane typed out her two weeks notice
And dropped it in the mail.
Written by clewluss (SMOOKY)
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Idryad
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clewluss, thanks for your entry.

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