from letting hopeless pleas
slip from between the crevice they form.
My arms used to be clear of scars
until I fell apart and gave into my pain
all those months ago when I just broke into pieces.
Now they have old scars from long
battles that I tried hard to win
but ended up being defeated.
I refuse to deny my depression
and I see no point in hiding my past pain
because I am human and sadness is human.
I've recently come to the realization depression
isn't always bad.
It's only bad when people give in to the point
where they can no longer stand back on their feet.
Depression is a form of sadness
that just yearns to be felt by us
lonely creatures walking along the face of this
broken world that is drenched in sin and hate.
Depression is a human feeling.
It's just a feeling and it's okay to feel depressed.
It's not the depression that is bad,
it's the giving in to the pain that causes
all the problems associated with the sadness.
I am okay with being depressed
because I know that one day I'll be happy again,
that I can feel an overwhelming peace from God,
and that things will get better in due time.
I will not fight my depression;
instead, I will accept the sadness
and I will battle against the desire to give in
to the pain thrown at me.
Depression is something every human feels
and it's not something that needs to be
despised and hated
because our sadness and our battles against pain
is what makes us stronger.
I'd rather be strong than to be weak,
so I shall embrace the struggle and grown.
Yes, I'm depressed.