The Year I reached out for Depression


The year I graduated Highschool.

The year I start college.

2016 was going to be my year.

Oh how life decides to shake things up

I went to get help in the summer of sixteen

but all I got in return was hives all over my body 

Pill after pill

Steriod after steriod

2016 how could you do this to me?

Another pill

Another side effect

I thought I'd be happy!

I thought I'd get help!

Opportunites lost

life moves on 

Six months later, will I make it on my own?

2017.. I move away

With a new mind set

And being grateful for each day.


This poem is about: 
My community
My country


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