About the Poem
A poem about a person who yearns for the happiness that lies so close, but can not be reached.
|by Jeremy Redinger|
|Am I to be happy?
I dwell so deep within myself
that I have never seen the light of day.
The past never happened,
the future will never come,
and the present isn't real.
Depression is a part of everyday life.
The birds chirp for someone else,
The day warms the lives of everyone,
Happiness lies near,
but my mind won't let my heart reach for it,
and happiness never knew.
I live in a prison,
Fear is my guard.
Nothing stops happiness from reaching me,
only me from it.
I am sure that if I can ever grasp it
that the barrier will be forever shattered.
How do you break through invisible bars?
What is it like to touch something you've never had?
I am confined to myself,
Just me and my sadness.
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48 Visitor Comments
i suffer from depression all i seem to do is get really upset and breakdown and cry! this relates to me
The poem was good and shared common imagery with other writers of this time. try to write more. Just like my life, like all the other sad peoms out there. Just like my life. yup.
this is so amazing and beautiful, touches the hearts of every depressed person, brought me to tears.
This was a good poem
this is sad and i am very sade. the life is sade i always try to be happy but some thing make me sade i don't know why? hiva
I gotta say that i know how you feel. PS: love your poem!
i don't know how to explain, this poem is great, it's an awesome job.
ur poem is awesome,really great. it touches my hart . keep writing dear,u r gud at it.
MY X-BOYFRIEND CAUSED ME SO MUCH PAIN THAT I ENDED UP IN DEPRESSION PRETTY BAD AND I DIDNT WANT TO LIVE BUT IVE MOVED ON TO BIGGER NAD BETTER THINGS AND MY LIFES STARTING TO COME BACK TOGETHER NOW.
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i love this poeme mush whene i read ie i felt like it was me
Wow! Wow! Wow! That is an amazing poem! It is totally real and explains how I feel. Keep up the awsome work.
Hey, I loved this poem It just touched me so much but im not quite sure why i think it is kind of describing how i feel at the momment - maybe this is the reason but anyways it was jsut so good.
very nice. this poem really reflects how i am.
wow. i think you are a great writer. the words you chose and how you put them together were great. good luck.
I'm sure most people say this. The poem is truth, and i know it, and it makes me feel ever so right somehow. For a minute. So thanks.
Dude this poem rocks because it's the definition of my life. you can make this into a song. and then it's perfect!
this poem is awsem dude I love it keep writin man!
i live this life
hey i really enjoyed reading this poem for me being a writer myself i like 2 read other poeaples thaughts of these certain topics i tend 2 write alot of suicide / death poetry as it releases so much feeling an greif from the inside this poem had alot of insperation 2 me keep up the fantastic work luv danni
i like this poem i can relate to it i was depressed and i didnt know what to do i liked this poem so much keep writing!
i can really relate to this, this poem is me in my everyday life. keep writing, you really have a way with your words.
there are so many people out there who i am sure can relate to your words written. thank you for allowing others the opportunity to see that they are not alone. One of my favourite lines in your poem is: What is it like to touch something you've never had?
This poem. it well. touched me. It describes everything that has happened to me, it made me feel. great, better than I have all summer. Thanks to the author, it was. heart warming.
i dont want this vote to be like all the other comments, because your poem isnt like anything else. i suffer from depression due to an eating disorder and abuse and i really want to thank you for that but of inspiration, though that was probably not your intention when you wrote it. well done, though. its a special poem
this poem is awsome. it is exactly how i feel all the time just locked up with myself. this poem is awsome!
hey i noe how u feel im always depressed but i loved ur poem:)
I hate to sound depressing,but that is how i feel every day. I suffer from clinical depression and i go to a shrink to work out why i hear voices in my head. My family has disowned me and my closest friend past away 3 years ago. Poems like that make me feel like a need to live,for im not alone,and if others can live like this,so can i. thank you. ~alice~
I can relate to this poem so much. It was really good. Keep writing your great at it!
it was a great poems. i ready enjoyed it
i love that poems its realy great and you should keep up the hard work
thank you for writing this it is exactly how i feel. and i am sorry for everyone else who has to feel like this everyday.
i think that it is great every word of many people feel like that but never have the courage to say i hope u make it someday. good luck to ya
very good poem! it had a lot of meaning to me!
To break invisible bars just feel happy and think of what you have, and that you have not had, then I am sure you would be happy. I like your feelings.
I could almost feel those exact words in my mind. They cut me real deep.
its a great poem.
tears flow from my eyes upon reading this poem, it is like all about me right now.
I love this poem it expresses how i always feel Keep writing man this is great
all i can really say is , i really like it i dont know what else to say
like this poem and unfortunately understand it to well
nicely said. i love it
This poem is just amazing, it just put everything I feel into words
was incredibly moving , it was like he read my mind , good way of expressing a lot of peoples feelings
the poem you wrote is something that i feel inside. i can relate to it in every word. it's a perfect description of what it feels like to be held back from something. something that's right in front of you but you can not grasp it.
This person wrote that about me. iIm 51 years old and have done everything, therapy, pills, everything and I can't break free
This poem rocks. I relate to it so much that I can't describe it. It feels as though it was written for me.
I JUST LOVE THIS POEM.FOR A PERSON THAT HAS DEPRESSION IT'S VERY HARD TO PUT YOUR FEELINGS INTO WORDS AND IT'S VERY COMFORTING TO KNOW THAT THERE'S OTHER PEOPLE THAT UNDERSTAND.
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