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Poem about Depression

IcyShadow

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I found this poem years ago...

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
by Steve Feinstein

Now I lay me down to sleep
Another day is done
With nothing gained and nothing lost
Like every other one

I stand before the mirror
And the tears begin to well
What have I done that I've become
That empty joyless shell

The hair unkempt the face unshaved
The teeth a smokey brown
The cheeks just hanging by a thread
The lips a lifeless frown

The eyes are black with weariness
Yet I am loath to lay
Too brief will be my restless sleep
'Til falls another day

At last I can resist no more
And curl up in my bed
I might decide on suicide
Were I not already dead
 
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