#SpokenWord: Dear Depression | Full Version #Poetry

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  • [ – ] Flying_Purple_Pizzas reply I've been there too many times in my life. It's good you are able to put it into words and say it out loud. I think so many of our feelings get stuck inside because nobody wants to hear them. I posted the following elsewhere recently, but I think it's important to repeat so I've included it here. A lot of our emotional problems seem to come from people taking advantage of us, especially when we are young. At the time we have no good way to have our say, to really communicate our feelings to those that abuse us. So that response gets stuck inside of us - the anger, terror, sadness, etc. It didn't get released. So it claws away at us from the inside. But there is a safe way to let it out and dissipate much of the pressure. This has helped me a lot recently: Find some time when you can be alone and you will not disturb anyone if your yell a bit. Picture someone who really angered you, abused you, saddened you, or hurt you. See them physically in the room with you. Know that they cannot ...morespeak or move. You have all the power. Now tell them all the things you never got to say. You can yell, swear, threaten, or anything else that feels right. The idea is to get the emotions out. Really know that this person can hear you and understand what you are saying. At this point it's not about them, but about you getting your say. It doesn't have to take long. You'll know when you've said enough. A variation of this is to go back in your mind to the point of the original event and do it over, but your way. See yourself with incredible power and ability. Make the event go your way this time. Speak what you want to say. Force others to your will. You are the god. You can do anything and you give yourself permission to do anything. Nobody really gets hurt. The purpose is communication of your feelings. Both of these can be done with a supportive listener as well, just someone who watches and supports by being there. These exercises have worked well for my wife and I. Our minds don't differentiate between the imaginary and the "real" very well, so to the mind, the new version can somewhat replace the original one, at least enough to create healing. We don't have to carry so much pain all the time. There are ways to release it safely. We just aren't taught them. I like you telling depression to f-off! That's telling 'em. Depression is a sign of blockage, of hitting a wall, of not feeling you can be who you really are and say what you need to say. It's stagnant energy pooling around us. The above communication method gets that energy moving so that fresh life energy can come in and through us. All in all, good job on the poem!
    • [ – ] PoeticOldSoul parent reply Flying_Purple_Pizzas, I got to tell you, WOW...this advice came right on time & I appreciate all that you've told me (so sorry for the delay in responding, Vidme isn't sending me ALL of my notifications & IDK why *smh*)!!!!! I will definitely use these exercises & take your advice, because I sometimes have flashbacks of being bulled and verbally abused, so all of this that you've told me will help so much, so thank you, thank you, thank YOOU LOL...and I'm glad you love the poem, gratitude honey *BIGGER HEALING HUGZ*!!!! <3 <3 <3
  • [ – ] Tillychan reply Can relate!
  • [ – ] Westley_Nash reply Really love your writing Tiffany, you have a raw honesty that's is greater than anything I've heard before. Like hearing a story, engaging. Particularly as this subject is very close to me as well , so relatable for added effect 😊🎩
    • [ – ] PoeticOldSoul parent reply Thank you so much Westley *BIG HUGZ*, your support always warms my heart & I'm grateful that my poem is relatable, for I wrote this as a way to tell others that you're not alone, not at all. Your comment alone makes me want to keep posting some more poetry...on this platform that is haha! :-P
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