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10 Things everyone with depression knows:
1. Depression sucks.
And although that may seem obvious
I'm not oblivious
To the reality that life itself
2. Depression is not always crying.
Sometimes you play with your balance of life
Seeing how far you can reach for the sky
Until the books fall out from underneath you
because they will.
3. Depression is not an enemy (sometimes)
When you feel like you have no friends
Exactly when you're prepared to end
Depression pulls you back from the edge
4. Depression fades.
Yes there are two ways
And the line between them is a haze
Don't cross it.
5. Depression has a half way mark.
Just when everything is good
And then everything that could
6. Depression is not permanent.
But this isn't dedicated to those who had an illness
Because illness fills the emptiness
and never leaves.
7. Depression doesn't reason.
In your happiest moments
Depression pops in for atonement
An even deal.
8. Depression doesn't share.
Anxiety or OCD or anything that can control
Will compete with depression for your hold
The loser is you.
9. Depression loves you.
It may not seem so
But if it didn't wouldn't it go
like the others.
10. Depression is in your head.
It's called a mental illness for a reason
And sometimes it's worse depending on season
But what doesn't change is you.