Depression is a monster
That destroys both heart and soul.
It tortures without mercy
And consumes its victim whole.
It cripples and disables,
Making life too hard to cope.
It can make each day a nightmare
And leave a person without hope.
Some people feel this sadness
From the time that they are young,
And believe that they are different
And can’t be loved by anyone.
It’s reinforced by parents
Too depressed themselves to care
For that child they’re supposed to love,
But instead forget is there.
Depression can be nurtured
Through violence and neglect
And fists used only to degrade