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When I Am Depressed

When I am depressed
I float in self-pity
I roam in fantasy
I bask in solitude

When I am depressed
Thought of God bores me
Thought of family irritates me
Thought of life bores me 

When I am depressed
Doctors question than test
Doctors suggest than prescribe
Doctors philosophize than treat

When I am depressed
Self-confidence eludes me
Self-worth evades me
Self-criticism controls me

When I am depressed 
I loathe your presence
I detest your concern

Copyright © Akunna Olomi | Year Posted 2010


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  1. Date: 3/8/2016 11:51:00 AM

    Akunna, Enjoyed the way you expressed every line. Please keep writing, hope to see a new one from you again. LOVE LINDA
  1. Date: 1/10/2016 3:37:00 PM

    Hello Akunna, I enjoyed reading your excellent poem today. Thanks for sharing ---skat
  1. Date: 1/5/2011 8:37:00 AM

    Ah yes the endless test, however when there remember you share a very large space with so many souls. And to your final is know... I know nobody that I do not give unconditional love
  1. Date: 12/20/2010 5:18:00 PM

    I am new to poetry soup but not to depression,your words have touched me thank you.
  1. Date: 12/10/2010 3:29:00 PM

    I hope just a topic and not your life..Depression is a bad bedfellow..Great work..Sara