Depression & Other Magic Tricks by Sabrina BenaimDepression & Other Magic Tricks is the debut book by Sabrina Benaim, one of the most-viewed performance poets of all time, whose poem Explaining My Depression to My Mother has become a cultural phenomenon with over 5,000,000 views.
Depression & Other Magic Tricks explores themes of mental health, love, and family. It is a documentation of struggle and triumph, a celebration of daily life and of living. Benaims wit, empathy, and gift for language produce a work of endless wonder.
Depression Poems by Teens
Submit your work, meet writers and drop the ads. ThePoet Nov They don't know how it feels to awake every morning, and all they can wonder is why they had even awoken. They don't know how it feels to pick up all of their pieces, and put them back together but still feel like they're broken. They don't know how it feels to say all that they can say, and still feel like there's more but every word has been spoken.
Prev Poem. This is such an inspiring poem. I am a seventh grader with depression and it is because of my loving boyfriend that I am still alive. Please, anyone who is depressed, know that there is Read complete story. She stood on the bridge In silence and fear For the demons of darkness Had driven her here They cut her heart Right out of her chest Making her believe That the demons knew best They were always there Sometimes just out of sight Waiting in the background Till the time was right These demons were destructive Knocking down the life she knew Hating everything about her She hated herself too These demons can't be seen But they're far from fairy tales They live inside your mind Their evilness prevails So on the bridge she stood About to end the fight Then she stopped and thought I'll fight them one more night. Scars By Laura R.
Depression has a different quality than the normal range of sadness that you may feel throughout the day. When you are depressed you do not feel like being with anybody. You either sleep way more than usual or you can hardly sleep at all. Similarly, your appetite is either nonexistent or increases dramatically. Your energy level goes way down and you have a feeling of hopelessness about life.
One of the vital parts of putting an anthology together is the research. Depression poems offer up such a range of experiences and really put the period at the end of the statement that no single experience can get it right or accurately depict what a mental illness looks or feels like. Find below a wide range of depression poems, from contemporary pieces to classics from well-known poets. Included are full poems, video performances, poets who are making a name for themselves, and much more. Knowing these depression poems will dig into the realities of life with mental illness, proceed with caution. It deals with some of the complex feelings I grappled with because of my depression, fears and anxiety. Feelings like worrying that past scars would prevent my growth, that my fears would paralyze me and my anxiety about people getting tired of waiting for me to heal.