My Truth (about depression)

My Truth (about depression)


Is not just a phase
Like the girl who outgrows
Enacting plays with dolls,
Or pretending the mirror
Is her applauding audience.

Is not just sadness
It is screaming and anger
And irritability-
Being a short ended fuse.
It is rudeness and numbness
And night vigil,
To make it go away.

Depression’s antidote
Is not love.
It doesn’t magically evaporate
By the presence of someone
Whose world revolves around
Love makes it better,
Love is no cure.

Depression is not glamorous.
It is pure hell,
It is a mean friend.

Last month was my blogiversary, and I asked you all to ask any questions you want to be answered. For this month, I’d be posting my blog posts with an answer to a question, so keep an eye out for that.
Question 1 (Colin and Ray). He asked: What was the most impactful event (what has influenced you the most) in your life to date?

I had to think a lot about this because there’s been quite a few events, but, I ended up choosing one. And this is because, this particular event was what started a spiral for me and that event is “leaving home and going to another country (Sudan) at the age of 15 to start university.
The main reason I chose this is because, I know now, that if everything that occurred with me whilst I was in Sudan, had happened back at home, the end results would have been completely different. So moving to Sudan at that particular age and time, made all the difference.
Thank you very much For the question Colin.

18 thoughts on “My Truth (about depression)

  1. A moving poem that speaks the truth. Well written dear friend!
    I can’t imagine moving to another Country at the age of 15. Had you ever been to Sudan before you moved there? I am very glad that things worked out for you!

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    1. Thank you very much Joy ❤️❤️
      I had never been to Sudan. And the Funny part was that, i didnt even know the country existed till I saw it in the newspaper and it was listed in one of the poorest countries in the world 😂. Never thought i’d go there

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      1. You are so welcome!
        Now I feel like Colin when he commented about having more questions! I have more questions now too. 🙂
        We just never know what direction life may take us, do we!

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  2. This is so true. A lot of people think depression can be cured if that person had someone who had listened more or spent more time with them, but depression is so much more complex than that. You can be incredibly loved and still fight demons every day, but love, at least, makes the fight a little easier. People should never have to fight their battles alone.

    P.S. I can’t imagine starting over at 15 in a completely different culture. That takes so much courage and so much strength. I am in awe of you, Ameena!

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