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This is a sampling of my so-called happy life. Depression is an evil monster that drowns you in a deep, swirling black hole. Writing on subjects in the soul of depression has a healing quality - it inspires me to seek out my darker emotions to convert them into positive energy

Death Of An Angel

I once knew a lady named
Misery
she lived in a damaged world
she calls to me in transparent dreams

a lonely star
outside
the closed universe

she was my twisted soul

long ago
she experienced
the darkest of
pain

beauty was something
she could not
believe

I once knew an angel named
Evil
she traveled like a
ghost into the shadows

her heart was dying for some form of
life

all seems balanced
now
the angel burns to
die
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63 Visitor Comments

sabrina
wow that was sooooooo deep. it's like you knew exactly what i was thinking aboot. after reading your poem i finally found reassurance and hope. kind of
Ana
I l9ove it it was sooooooooooooooo me!
voodoo doll
hey there i useally dont do this is not my thing 2 freak out on poets i kinda was looking 4 sum 1 that understands life and who has been there your poem is an eye opener even thou my hart is empty it realy touched me in a strang way just wanted 2 say rock onn
Haley
this was a very touching poem i loved it
ranilou
very nice poem.
tiffany
its a really good poem
paige
wow this peom is perfect! keep it up
JAMES
great work of art, loved it
fabiola
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Saffy
i love this poem and i know wot this person feels like!
Leigha
wow. i like this. its so. ::sighs:: the point is. its good. i dont like just anything so. yeah
lily
hey hows it going? i like the poem it touched me. i would like to hear more poems from you because u give it emotion.
Pam
Awesome. The words express depression so well.
tahliya
i love this poem, im into this stuff! it touched me! i loved it!
Brooke
i liked it. it was very touching and i give it an 8
joseph
its a deep representation theat lies withing us all
jasmine
ur poems is so true u write lyk i do ur poems is awsum it so rox my sox
donna
This poem really touched me it has so much emotion luv it!
ernestina
this poem really touched me it sounds alot like me but all i wanted to say was keep up the good work.
Quanisha
This poem is so inspiring and i can understand where yopu r coming from
sharhonda
I think this poems is a good one and it touched my soul and helped me think of the reason why people are gone from you and how to cope with theri loss. All i have to do is come to this site all the time and read their poetry and i'll feel good for the rest of the day.
valerie
i realy really like this, there is so much feeling in it. good job!
Shannon
oh my god your poem is sOoOoOo good! i wish i could write like that!
ilona
eu gud poem and im sry u feel pain and u should right more poems if it helps u n i hope u get rid of ur pain
Carolann
When I was in sixth grade, we all had to find a poem that we felt we connected to and read it outloud to the class. I happened across yours somehow one day at school, and something sparked. This has been my favorite poem for six years. I've finally found it again, and I hoped to get in contact with you. This is beautiful. You have no idea what this poem means to me. It has touched me deeply. Thank you.
Crystal
i can hardly express how amazing this poem is. it was as if i were reading about myself.
julian
really good loved the ending
kailee
I loveeeeeeee this poem, its touching and deep!
Carolann
I had to read a poem to my sixth grade class and I read this poem aloud while everyone else read silly things. I've loved this poem for the longest time and it has a very powerful meaning to me. It was the first poem I memorized word for word. I really appreciate Joseph Smith for writting such a beautiful work of art.
Cassie
Well spoke,great job on being yourself in the poem.
Amanda
I loved your poem. I dont know many teens who understand about life and depression the way you do. I wish that there were more people out there like you.
Bailey
OMG! THIS POEM IS THE BEST THING I'VE EVER READ! you go girl!
Susan
I really like this poem. It really explained what really goes threw a persons mind if they're suicidal or just sad at that point. If you have anymore of these kinds of poems you should e-mail them to me
SongHero
i am a girl so i've felt this way well. i still feel this way.
Amanda
This poem really touches people. I can't wait to read another poem of yours. YOu are a great writer with good style.
Drue
Great stuff.
brittney
it was cool in a dark was but it was kind of scared me
Devi
I just wanna say that i really like your style of writing very unique and very very good, dont stop its great work!
Jessica
I really enjoyed this poem. It touched me down deep. I believe I can correspond with this poem. Thank you
SHEZZA
I loved it it's beatifull so creative just wonderfull 10 out of 10
Adele
Very, very good.
Liza
Bravo
Nonya
this poem touched me and i really like it i think that is a good way to harness all the bad energy and that is to write poems
Sarah
Don't ever stop writing. It gets heard by some of those who need it most. I love this poem. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
christina
This is a very special person who believe or not is very much intuned to his emotions.
Sarah
That is a really amazing poem. its very well written. just remember, NEVER GIVE UP!
Liliana
I really liked this poem. I hate to read poems but I liked this one a lot. I think is pretty good.
darren
I know how you feel, your very good at writing so don't stop,
Angel
I'd give the poem a 100% Poetry is the biggest help for my depression. Just Remember, nobody deserves the right to be alone!
Victoria
your poem was very touching 2 me,i like the way you compare and use your words to express the way you feel. keep it up!
Stacey
This perfectly describes my own depression. i only hope i can escape before it's too late
shannon
wow i really like that poem and it makes me think of so much wow i really like that poem
angie
WOW! that poem was beautiful and very deep. I'm a poet myself and in described my personality at every angle. Please, please keep up the good work. and continue sharing because poems like these help the growth of my poetry.
R
Joseph- THis is a beautiful poem expressed deeply. Don't give up your graceful writing style. Someday you will look back and be so impressed! Always know, someone, whether you know it or not, loves you and you've affected his/her life.
Natal
God created all angels, including those of light, I hope your angel lives.
sister
hi nice poem... well expressed !
Alex
Very good poem, love title and the writing style, its also straight to the heart
swe-angel
i am sorry u felt that way..sometimes i do too! but u have talent and that's something we can all be proud off!
tanina
Your poem rocks. Keep it up!
vanessa
that poem hits me right in the heart
jamie
i love your poem its really kewl i like this style of writing, you got talent on your hands keep it up boy!
nely
i think your poems are the bomb
linda
i'm sorry you feel this way. stay smilin and live life to the full

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