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Have You Tried?

For the Man Who Thought I Could Just Ignore Depression

You ask me have I tried not being sad?

Because I’m choosing to not be happy

I’m choosing to take away my joy

And all my problems can all be solved

By ignoring my mental illness

You ask me have I tried the power within?

But my depression is within too

Everyday is an inward battle

My joy vs. my sadness

You ask me have I tried talking to someone?

I’m talking to you

I thought you’d understand

I need help

I’m begging you

You ask me if I’m even trying?

Can’t you see me struggle?

I’m trying to tell you about my battle

I’m trying to escape

Help me

Don’t discredit me 

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