D  iscussed by the few is the affliction of so many

E  xperiencing despair that will not be appeased

P  rescribed medication for a social disease

educed to a mind that is held in captivity

xpression through poetry as subconscious therapy

S  ilently we scream through life’s insuffiency

uicidal in thought from overwhelming disparity

I  nability to fight this unwanted intruder

O  verwhelmed by the thought of an uncertain future

obody should suffer this silent abuser, alone

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