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I Write Poetry Best When I Am Depressed

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    I wrote this poem back in Feb. 1986 when depressed: ( it resembles an atomic bomb when printed)                                                   ...
    pezzerific pezzerific 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 29, 2008

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    Kinda Sucks Tho

    i only seem inspired to write when i am upset. i have tried to write when i am happy but weirdly enough i think my better stuff is when something is wrong.  any body know why that is?
    darlinsam darlinsam 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 11, 2010

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    I Hate You

    I hate u I hate it when you say hello I hate it when you think I care I hate it when you show CARE I hate the way you stay calm and never look mad no matter what i say! I hate the way you love me Like I was the only one you had i hate the world b/c i hate u i hate to love i hate...
    moonii moonii 18-21, F Dec 24, 2011

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    Porcelain

      Crushing my last cigarette, I think of you for the last time. The stillness makes my bones ache, like a weary rocking chair’s angst, elegant but quiet, like a perfect porcelain doll.   Poisonous memories dance in my veins. Still traceable...
    smallflower smallflower 26-30, F Mar 2, 2010

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    Alone

    Her eyes are dark she sees not what damage she does she already knows her face is pale she looks like a ghost shes turning into one this girl used to smile at strangers and give to the homeless but now she is terror people fear her because she comes from the...
    moonii moonii 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 19, 2009

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    The Caged Bird Sings

    Looking out Between the unforgiving bars. The world keeps going Spinning this beautiful web This beautiful web of lies. Lies that state Everyone is free. No one bears a secret Which locks them away Holds them back. All live their lives Happy and carefree. But that is why The...
    jesussaves2013 jesussaves2013 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 26, 2013

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    Not My Dad

    Why did you hurt me,Why did you force my will.You were supposed to protect me,Yet my soul you intended to kill.You taught me pain and betrayal,You molded the adult I was to become.So evil and monstrous,I deny this is who I am from.You tore my flesh and drew my blood,You destroyed...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40, T May 11, 2013

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    Hate And Guilt

    hello, this is a poem i wrote the night i planned on taking my life, iv never shared it with anybody untill now i thought id be criticized for the stuff that's in this, so please when you read this just remember i was in a really bad time in my life. this poem tells a story, but...
    LatinaGirl95 LatinaGirl95 18-21, F Oct 2, 2013

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    The clouds are smiling overhead I feel like I'm

    high on caffeine And life for that matter Everything seems to have a sheen The glow of the sun Peeks through the overcast sky I wish it could feel like this forever I say with a sigh The birds are singing Their melancholy song of joy Almost like the bird call Of a child's brand...
    hiself hiself 13-15, M Aug 7

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    Guilt. You gave me 2 gifts a boy & girl like

    you they were perfect but I am flawed and my flaws caused you pain and that pain caused me guilt guilt made me withdrawn which made you angry and that anger caused more guilt guilt pushed you away and so you ran and your running caused more guilt so now I have a death sentence...
    skiwi78 skiwi78 36-40, M Aug 25

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    Written When I Was 13, Depressed Then!

    Darkness falls Minds UN rested,Time no barrier, Knock. . . knock. . . early... he is. Pain vibrating through souls, Tension betrays the mind. Death has arrived. . .. Again. He examines his patient, Smiles menacingly,knowing... waiting.. Whether it be a friend, foe or...
    sweetsabs sweetsabs 18-21, F May 28, 2008

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    Self Revolution

    Shedding excuses Shedding fears Shedding pain Shedding tears   What do you have when you hide? The truth is nothing but untruth if left unshown Change things, don't just internally confide Change things, do for the you yet unknown   Shed power Even shed...
    itsjustme00 itsjustme00 26-30, F Feb 3, 2009

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    Feeling Empty and Wanting to Disappear

    As Time Runs With An Unknown  Ending Date, It Catches Many By Surprise. (Me Included) The feeling of emptiness is taking hold of my insides and draining my strength to go on. It is like too much thread going through a thin needle, and getting stuck in...
    hangingonbarely hangingonbarely 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 30, 2008

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    This Is Loving?

    (Not really a story.. Its a poem) Dear friend, my love, stranger You are all of those above I can't really tell which i am to you I feel everyday i dont see you, I lose a day of living And every time you smile I feel i can die happily that instant I can't really read you, Just...
    kikiangel kikiangel 18-21, F Jan 6, 2013

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    Passionate And Creative

    Naturally, when you're in an intense emotion, you are passionate. And when I get emotional, I like to channel that strength into something creative that I love. Poetry! :)
    HoldMe HoldMe 18-21, F Oct 23, 2009

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    Silent Screams

    I lie waiting for you, waiting patiently for a reply. I go to you with everything, I leave with nothing. You claim to be my parents, but you show me nothing but hate. You never support me, yet you make me do your work. You, my life, why treat me so? What have I done to make you...
    soulofmusic soulofmusic 18-21, M Dec 5, 2010

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    But...

    I'm not allowed to be depressed, so I'm scared that I'll never be able to reach my dream of being a professional writer.....
    moonlit1 moonlit1 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 31, 2008

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    "my Wish"....................

    I have a wish that life would be okay. I want to let you know that i care and i want to help a special way. I have come here today to support and celebrate the strength and love from within the soul. A night of musicand dancing to help friends to hold. I have a wish thaqt you...
    Anto815 Anto815 46-50, F Mar 27, 2011

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    Fly Away

    I remember When I could only fly in my dreams. Chains held me down Lowly to the ground I looked to the sky Screamed out GOD's name HIS hand reached down But I was too blind to see To see GOD trying to help me. I turned away With tear washed face. I clutched tighter the chains The...
    jesussaves2013 jesussaves2013 18-21, F Oct 10, 2013

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    Time Is Running Out For Me

    As Time Runs With An Unknown Ending Date, It Catches Many By Surprise (Me Included) The feeling of emptiness is taking hold of my insides and draining my strength to go on. It is like too much thread going through a thin needle, and getting stuck in the process. Time is what I...
    hangingonbarely hangingonbarely 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2008

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    I Cant Sleep

    Poetry has been my outlet, when I have been unable to communicate openly and out loud with my words or had no one to communicate to or understand what I was experiencing, my paper always listened to what I had to say. I wrote this poem one night, when like many nights, I was in...
    SelfDefinedPrisoner SelfDefinedPrisoner 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2012

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    The Night Has A Thousand Eyes

    The night has thousand eyes, And the day but one, Yet the light of the bright world dies With the dying sun. THe mind has a thousand thoughts eyes, And the heart but one, Yet the light of a whole life dies When LOVE is done......
    moonii moonii 18-21, F Jul 14, 2010

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    Maybe Not....

    I've thought about this. Could it be the other way round? That when we're most deeply in those dark shadows that harden into horrors of helpless sorrow, our true creative spirit rises to the fore? Perhaps we don't write better when depressed into a useless blob of luxurious...
    ptinski ptinski 56-60, F 3 Responses Nov 19, 2010

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    When I Am Blue

    When I am sad when Iam blue Why is it then I can only write about you? When I am sad when I am  blue I have no problem writing that you are poo. When I am sad when I am blue I think you should be cooked in a stew.
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 26, 2008

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    I Can Pretend

    I CAN PRETEND I HAVE EVERYTHING, AND MY HEART WILL SING, I CAN PRETEND I KNEW, BUT I CAN'T PRETEND I HAVE YOU. I CAN PRETEND NOT TO CRY,AND I DIDN'T TRY, I CAN PRETEND TO SAY HI ON QUE, BUT I CAN'T PRETEND I HAVE YOU. I CAN PRETEND THE MOON IS MINE, AND THE STARS WILL ALWAYS...
    unpredictableinkc unpredictableinkc 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2010

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    No Title

    Behind my eyes, the tears hide the pain, behind my smile, my jaw clenches tight, fighting the need to scream and tell everyone "no I am not alright, I am not okay", because I know what they will say "you are just having a bad day" but then again how could I expect them to...
    SelfDefinedPrisoner SelfDefinedPrisoner 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2012

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    My Hope Is

     Im holding a telescope but know nothing of future, my dreams are made of gold yet are covered in ashes, My hope is sleeping and i feel alone. Always wondering of a dream that lives somewhere,within, behind the darkness that causes disbelief, my hope is like a...
    amysangels amysangels 22-25, F Nov 19, 2010

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    I haven't written any poetry in a long while.

    People read it and then move on with their lives. I'm not inspired much anymore.
    ChizzyVanGogh ChizzyVanGogh 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 9

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    At My Worst

    When I am at my worst, poetry comes at it's best.
    BellaFairy BellaFairy 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 9, 2012

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    Work Horse

    We bow our heads Ignore the sun upon our our backs. Ignore the blisters that rise From the unforgiving leather Which binds us To the plow we pull behind. We don't dare slow The steady pull For our masters walk behind Cracking their whips To ensure we can't stop. We can only dream...
    jesussaves2013 jesussaves2013 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 26, 2013

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    Standing in the rain.

    No drop is touching me, They just pass me by. Alone in the void. When i'll lose you then i'll lose the fight. Time is what i hate now. Winters are bitterly frore. More than you know, i have seen the lonely, dead end road. I told you once," i wanna die" But i cant look you in...
    jainrishabh jainrishabh 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 8

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    Its Bloody True You Do

    Neglected Wife!   Why do you say you love me? When your body you deny. Why do you only kiss me? For your affections I do cry. Why can't you just love me? Like the lover I do crave. Why do you leave me wanting? So much tenderness I can't have. Why do you make me...
    ToniBee ToniBee 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 3, 2009

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    When You Are Too Sad To Pretend To Yourself

    When you are just plain too sad to lie to yourself, that's when you express yourself best. In my Emma's playhouse, Just beyond my eye, My Emma's happy dancing, Playing in the sky, Who am I to wish for her, To live on in this world of strife, No, my precious little girl, Go on...
    SarcassticMum SarcassticMum 31-35, F 1 Response May 11, 2013

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    will the real mother please stand up

                                   Will the real mother please stand up            ...
    germany100 germany100 18-21, F Jun 11, 2009

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    The Dark Brings Out the Creativity

    I guess because when I am depressed, I find comfort in words.  Finding a way to express how I feel.  I find it more difficult to write when I am feeling good.  Strange, I think.
    darlene darlene 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 18, 2008

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    Cleansing

    When I was going through a really terrible time in my childhood, I turned to writing as an escape. That's when I started writing poetry on a regular basis. As a result, most of my poems come from that 'darker' place. Its therapeutic for me because I tend to internalize my...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 31, 2008

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    Happiness Kills Creativity...

    I've always felt this way... I just can't seem to find my creativeness when I am happy... I have always written some of my best stuff when I am depressed... wrote this about 2 months ago when I was going through a bad spell of figuring out medications and what not... DEMONS...
    phidget phidget 31-35, F 1 Response May 27, 2008

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    It Comes Naturally

    ok, so i'm no great poet any time, but there's something about feeling down that just gives me this urge to write. and somehow being sad just makes all the words and the feelings pour out effortlessly onto the paper. it seems like the words form themselves into poems all on their...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2008

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    I can't drink away my pain,

    because every morning my long term memories are still intact.
    GreenPanda2015 GreenPanda2015 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    Just Dont Care

    The pain i once felt the hate i once had have just passed its like u cased me under your spell get away from me go to ******* it feels like its not even worth writing a poem about you i just dont hate you i just dont care anymore
    moonii moonii 18-21, F Sep 26, 2010

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    All Because of You

    i look at you now and i wonder, why was my love not enough, baby your my addiction, all my dreams. all my hopes. all my happiness, was all because of you now your love have ended, mine still lives on, one day you'll look back and see, after i've gone, that there was no...
    sweetsabs sweetsabs 18-21, F 2 Responses May 28, 2008

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    When the Tears Flow the Words Fall Into Place

                            When emotion fills me like wine in a glass, when words dance at the end of my pen and past,         ...
    jadedchick16 jadedchick16 26-30, F 2 Responses May 20, 2008

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    Rescue Me

    The Light It's blinding The truth I keep denying. Staring me in the face But I turn and walk away. The darkness sounds sweeter The lies it whispers Gently in my ear Say as soon as I enter the light My life with stop. Everything will change. Fear runs deep I hate the life I live...
    jesussaves2013 jesussaves2013 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 10, 2013

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    Prison

    Everyday I fight the walls I built, That keep me in this hate and fear and guilt, A thousand doors line the walls before me, Doorknobs gleaming as if to taunt me, Yet one by one I rush and open them wide, Yet everytime I'm sorry to find nothing inside. And the worst part is I...
    Liptongal Liptongal 16-17, F Jul 7, 2012

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    Its True

    when im depressed, all the feelings i've previously had can be spilled out in poetry. its the best way for me to express myself. im not sure why this is, so i plan on looking deeper into myself the next im feeling waaaaaay down 
    colinstreet1 colinstreet1 13-15, F Oct 6, 2009

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    When I write.. I feel.. that writing is the only thing that I should be doing.. and I feel idont want to be anywhere else.. and when I read.. I feel .. that my soul.. is being fed...
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    if you call it that :') idk. Imagine Yourself ~ Imagine yourself No one wants you You're lonely, unwanted Like an unpaired shoe Nobody knows The feelings inside you Internally...
    stupidfears stupidfears 13-15, F Oct 13

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