Dear Depression by Nandini Pandey
When I was a young one your concept
Was unknown to me
The only thing tough was tying
Knots, not thee.
You bring out the worst in me
Giving me nothing but pain,
You’re my enemy.
Not once did you make me laugh
Tears became my other half.
But even in the times of my recluse
You’re the one I wouldn’t choose,
Somehow you’ve become
A part of my existence
Don’t come on strong, you’ll
Feel the resistance
You’ve built a love-hate relationship
Between me and the dark
I can’t face people or take walks in the park
Because 10 eyes feel like a 1000 sharks
Sensing into my claustrophobia
Clenching onto my heart.
And even though talking about you is in trend, I won’t give up
On my pride, won’t let you become my only friend
But that’s not it
You’ve watched the movies and read
The books, but to my condition, they’re not the only hook.
It took me years to fight and not give up
Asking for help and questioning all there is, I tried to wrap my head around it
All I ever got was, “Its all in your head, snap out of it”
But just because people have it worse, doesn’t make my suffering invalid
But don’t you worry
In spite of you kicking me when I’m down
I’ll get up and fight
I’ll leave you behind.
Artwork: Shawn Coss
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