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Depression!

The sea of people swarming

seem oblivious to my feelings

which swell, inundating my soul.

The tussle continues unabated

my thoughts scream yet,

the deaf ears do not heed

each one, engrossed in their bubble.

My mind plays diabolic games,

I wallow in guilt and self pity.

The unsaid words are imprisoned

within the walls of despondency

refusing to let the ray of light enter

before spiraling  into an emotional abyss.

Sadje’s WDYS # 67

73 comments on “Depression!

  1. Sara Humayun
    February 1, 2021

    Wonderful

    Liked by 3 people

  2. DeepikasRamblings
    February 1, 2021

    The deep emotions, pain and sorrow of a depressed soul beautifully described, Radhika 👍

    Liked by 4 people

  3. Nawazish
    February 1, 2021

    Wonderful post R

    Liked by 3 people

  4. blindzanygirl
    February 1, 2021

    Oh wow! Do I recognise this feeling! Well put

    Liked by 3 people

    • radhikasreflection
      February 1, 2021

      Thanks Lorraine, but I hope you are no where near experiencing this feeling. Stay happy and blessed ❤️

      Liked by 2 people

      • blindzanygirl
        February 1, 2021

        Thankyou so much. I have experienced this feeling in the past. I hope that you are okay too ❤️

        Liked by 2 people

      • radhikasreflection
        February 1, 2021

        Glad that you are out of it Lorraine. Yes I am fine. Thanks and stay safe ❤️

        Liked by 1 person

  5. HappySoul
    February 1, 2021

    Brilliantly done R!

    Liked by 3 people

  6. Indira
    February 1, 2021

    I am awed at your skill to compose verses on any subject, Radhika!!!!

    Liked by 3 people

  7. Cindy Georgakas
    February 1, 2021

    So deeply penetrating and well written and relatable Rahika.
    It’s a tough time for soooo many! 💖🤗

    Liked by 3 people

  8. a e i o u !
    February 1, 2021

    Beautiful !

    Liked by 4 people

  9. Msdedeng
    February 1, 2021

    Another great post!

    Liked by 3 people

  10. vaniheart
    February 1, 2021

    You expressed the emotions so beautifully 👏👏

    Liked by 3 people

  11. Sadje
    February 1, 2021

    This is powerful Radhika! Very heartfelt writing and moving too. Thanks for joining in.

    Liked by 3 people

  12. Stuti Prajna Patra
    February 1, 2021

    The feeling of being trapped inside your own mind is not foreign, and in my opinion that’s what depression feels like

    Liked by 2 people

  13. Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
    February 1, 2021

    Radhika, so well-written! You have captured the depths of despondency in this poignant poem. < Take care.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Infinite Living
    February 2, 2021

    This is a very relatable post – line after line described in perfect beautiful words – making evident the pain of invisibility and the inescapable inner turmoil, the loneliness that depression brings for one. Truly so important to be kind no matter what because we never know.

    Liked by 3 people

    • radhikasreflection
      February 2, 2021

      Exactly Pragalbha. It is very important for family and friends to understand the pain and agony the person is suffering from is undergoing. Many a time, they are not willing to accept that depression can happen to their family member.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Infinite Living
        February 2, 2021

        Yes exactly I agree with you, there is not much awareness and the tendency is to deny it. Simple words of support and affirmation could be a good contribution from them that would make all the difference, instead there often is judgment too.

        Liked by 1 person

  15. paeansunplugged
    February 2, 2021

    Radhika, the pain so beautifully portrayed. ❤️

    Liked by 3 people

  16. Moushmi Radhanpara
    February 2, 2021

    I am speechless. I can’t possibly say anything worthwhile, except that depression is normal, and it isn’t a choice. The least we can do is to just be there, even with our silences.

    Liked by 3 people

    • radhikasreflection
      February 2, 2021

      Appreciate your kind words Moushumi. Sadly today we hear of so many cases of depression across all age groups. And they definitely need our love and understanding.

      Liked by 1 person

  17. Chris Hall
    February 2, 2021

    My response to your words was a sharp intake of breath. So well written, Radhika!

    Liked by 3 people

  18. vishalbheeroo
    February 2, 2021

    I can relate Radhika, the abyss and deep, dark echo unheard by the wall and bars. It feels like being jailed. A fitting tribute to souls in depression and what we can do is tender a hand and without judging. Powerful.

    Liked by 3 people

    • radhikasreflection
      February 2, 2021

      Absolutely Vishal. All they need is an absolute support from their loved ones. Last year has taken a toll on the mental well being of many.

      Like

  19. Annika Perry
    February 2, 2021

    Radhika, an incredibly powerful and raw poem depicting the utter isolation and devastation of depression … where many struggle to verbalise the extremes of emotions you do so with beauty, starkness and utter truth. Wonderful … I hope light enters this person’s life soon!

    Liked by 3 people

    • radhikasreflection
      February 2, 2021

      Thank you so much Annika. It is such a helpless situation to be in. Yes, I hope they get all the empathy and support from others around them, to successfully come out of their depression.

      Liked by 1 person

  20. -Eugenia
    February 2, 2021

    Wow! Depression perfectly expressed, Radhika! I wish there was more help and understanding for those who suffer from depression.

    Liked by 2 people

  21. boundlessblessingsblog
    February 2, 2021

    Powerful and deep words of depression, Radhika. Depression is a slow killer we have to come out of it and pull ourselves to safety. Lovely poem.

    Like

  22. Olivia Ava
    February 2, 2021

    Another Brilliant piece, Radhika❤️.

    Like

  23. sunisanthosh
    February 3, 2021

    You beautifully penned the feelings friend 💕

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Love, Lottie 💛
    February 4, 2021

    Beautifully worded.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Sheri Dye
    February 4, 2021

    Beautifully done.

    Liked by 1 person

  26. rosidabegum
    February 4, 2021

    Great! Radhika. You have reflected that emotion so perfectly in this poem. Depression kills. People need support to overthrow this terror.

    Liked by 1 person

  27. iamjasmeena
    February 4, 2021

    Amazing write up so much truth right there

    Liked by 1 person

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  29. forsunshineatdawn
    February 5, 2021

    Nice Poem dude.. but a small suggestion if you add up a small bright hope at the end.. it would have become a marvel poem…

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      February 6, 2021

      Thanks for the input my friend. But sometimes life isn’t fair. Don’t know why for this particular one I just wanted to leave it with a dark ending. In general, I love happy endings 😊

      Like

  30. annclairegachie
    February 5, 2021

    “I wallow in guilt and self pity”
    Sadly, we have that in common…but its great we get to share it 😃

    Liked by 1 person

  31. judeitakali
    February 6, 2021

    Beautifully poignant

    Liked by 1 person

  32. Benjamin Grossman
    February 6, 2021

    Very good line! “The unsaid words are imprisoned”

    Like

  33. April🌞Starr
    February 7, 2021

    Great blog great content I love it and it’s fits into mine mental health blog

    Like

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  35. healinghands231
    February 9, 2021

    Both beautiful and relatable 👌🏽

    Like

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