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Lately, I had been feelings like the outsider among my friends and I felt like no one really understood me and knew what was going on in my head.

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I often feel that I am drowning. sometimes in a sea of loneliness, sometimes in an overwhelming ocean of responsibility, sometimes simply in my tears. I can relate to the feelings conveyed. I don'T know whether to feel glad that I am not alone or sad that someone is having to feel the way I do.
this poem hs rily touched me. lik it
Hey i lyked yur poem itz pretty gud it kinda remindz me of me lolz cuz it seemz lyke im losen my friendz 2 yea well g2g peace gurl
this poem has touched me because i next move i make i was going to drown myself in the river. i am in a wheelchair from a car accdent 4 years ago. i'm 17 years old and i suffer depression really bad. i have did pretty stupid things to my body.

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I'm swimming all alone in a pool of darkness
and I feel like darkness is slowly pulling me under
I yell for help but no one is there to hear it
I begin to see the water at eye level
and I kick and flail
fighting to stay above the darkness
But the darkness won't let go of its hold on me
and I slowly begin to give in
to the feeling that lies below the water line
the waters starts to fill my lungs
the lungs that once held so much life
yet now they allow the murky water to replace that
I know that this path doesn't lead to happiness
But why doesn't someone grab my hand
pull me from darkness's grasp?
because no one knows I stand at the boundary
the boundary between light and dark
so I give in to the thing that holds me
All of the strength and all of the courage
that I once held in my heart
can't save me from the water
So I slowly slip below the world of conscientiousness
undetected by the occupants of that world
I don't want to fight anymore
I've given into darkness

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this poem touches my heart bcz i am going through the same condition. too good.
I like to believe that we suffer for a reason and that reason his to makes us stronger so that when the time comes we may be ready for it. You are strong, now how many people can say that.
I feel it everyday. thank you.
It was jus really good. I especially liked how u used darkness and drowning as a metaphor for suicide.
i like this poem beckuse they spoke to me about how i felt about this woreld
you took the words out of my mind and mouth
it feel s nobody care s or understand you . i had those feelings a good few time s
hey, your poem has touched me, helps me to know im not the only one out there feeling the way i do. your poem is top . xx
i love this poem. i mean i can really relate to her emotions. i am so glad i am not the only one who feels like this.
I really liked this poem it got to me since i love poems like that . love it
Emily, this is a very powerful poem. The feeling is almost exactly how everyone feels when in depression. I applause you.
That was a really touching poem. Kinda what i feel like. Your poem was really good. Hopefully they will get you somewhere in life.
I know where ur at i sit at the edge myself occasionly dipping my feet in but im still here i guess im lucky cause when i need one a hand eventally appeares i hope the same can eventally happen for you try to hold on for urself though cause like you said theres not usaully a hand so ive just been lucky i guess. -another depression chic
I like this becuase it shows who I am, I am rejected allot, I cut myself, and burn aswell, no one really understands my pain but, I always say darkness holds me tightly, and that's why this means allot to me.
wow, this is exactly how i feel. i'm 14 years old and i've suffered from depression since i was 4, when my family fell apart. ever since then, the pain has only grown. even in elementry school i had really low self esteem. i'd look in the mirror and all i'd ever see was a dissapointment. the only thing i felt i could control was my weight so i relied on not eating to make myself feel better. i turned from not eating to burning my arm with a curling iron. the only thing that felt real to me was pain. i still feel that way. anyway, this poem can really relate to me because my depression reached a point where i got pulled under that dark water and couldn't face the world anymore. the past 2 months i've spent in my room. i can't attend school because to be truthful, i can't even attempt to leave my house. that little hope that i had i've lost. i feel so alone. my biggest fear is taking that first step outside. i'm paralized. i can't do anything, or at least i've convinced myself i can't do anything because i feel so hopeless and worthless. and now i'm having to face with the fact that i might be taken away from my family because they think my parents aren't responible enough because i'm not attending school. so, to anyone out there, if you get how i feel, just don't let depression conquer your life. fight for it, because if you don't, you might end up like me and if you end up like me your just gonna feel dead, but trapped inside a body living in a worst hell than you already are
This poem, was almost touching, it described you and other people and there feeling when life gets you down.
Great poem
omfg, honey, you are amazing. this is how i feel. i am drowning in the darkness and when i want to be helped, noone is there because nobody knows what i really am. i smile every day because of people like you who have the courage to tell everyone how they feel and to get help. thank you for this. you're an inspiration. :)
Hey! This poem tells exactly how i feel. i love it
This this how i feel. and you say it so right! Nice! thank you
when i'm sadly silent, and couldn't find isolated place to hide and cry, i think this poem will take it out of my heart till the time i can be safe to write down my own pains and worries in a vers memo.
that was deep
omg1 this totaly relates to me ! you are so good at writing!
Wow that is so amazing ! Its like u know me from the heart. Thats exactly how i feel.
i love your oem and your name hey did you know that Emily means ''devil'' in Hebrew cool huh!
i really loved this poem its all what i feel and how i can do
Ok, i think this poem explains my life thats exactly how i feel every day
great comparison
thier is some thing deep in these wards as long as it match with the dream world u r like me body any thing to Esc from the real world even if its for a faew sec````in dreames````` issa
Wow! Emily has touched another human soul. drowning in despair. good work
i think this is really cute, i hope u keep fighting hte darkness keep writing!
this poem is nice ti hit me. in a good way
I felt like this poem really touched me. Lately I have been thinking about suicide so that I don't have to feel my pain anymore. My ex boyfriend hurt me in a way no one else could have. I've tried to commit suicide a few times. but I've always been saved. Everytime I get something good going, something happens and it feels like the end of the world. Why can't we just got have feelings, it would make the world a better place.
i have felt this way my life. i have tried to write a poem but could never match the feelings in my heart. you did and that was so impressing and amazing.
I really liked your poem. Its so sad yet so true. hang in there it will get better
I love this poem. It really relates to me. It even got me to cry. you're a really good poet.
good poem Darkness
Emily . you have written what I have felt for a very long time. I suffer from major depression and am on the brink of suicide all the time. While your poen is filled with fear, it is sending me a message of warmth, somehow I know that the darkness will one day bring me peace. Thank you.
I feel ezcatly like this! ita like everyone just ignores me whenever i need them and i dont know why! i dont want to keep fighting if theres no point! if nobody cares why should i try to get out of the water?
this poem describes how i feel right about now. i would say its a good poem but it's sad and it makes me want to cry. so i guess it's great for what the author was trying to say.
its like you took the words in my mind and wrote them all down in one poem. such truth.
Hey that poem of urs is top grade, it describes how i feel most of the time, its like u know how to put sumthin as despressin as depression and put it into a truly beautiful poem. never quit writing emily u have a true gift u have made my day and given me some hope thanks
i loved the poem i can really relate to it, its sad how people can be giving out so many signs and know one notices how much that person needs help
***** I love it! And that's all i have to say. Your not alone
This poem is exactly how i feel. It's like no one hears your pain and your pain is shouting out so loud you think the world will go deth. No one sees your pain and your practicly on the floor bleeding to death
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