Notice of absence from Drewp
I may be absent for a bit. Feeling really low today so really don’t feel like writing. You lot are an amazing bunch of people. I’m going to play guitar and record some music I think. x


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

Copyright © Andrew Phillips 2017

  • Author: Drewp (Offline Offline)
  • Published: November 16th, 2017 06:11
  • Comment from author about the poem: I would like to dedicate this poem to a member of this site who contacted me today. I hastily but thoughtfully wrote this for you. I know, I understand first hand and I care.And you, my friend are not alone I was Inspired by Michael Edwards poem published yesterday on this site , ‘Artist’ and the style in which it was written.
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  • Users favorite of this poem: Christina8, Ed, MelanieSkyes.


  • FineB

    Thank you Drewp for your thoughts on Depression. An interesting poem.

    Mental Health is fast becoming an issue in society which we all need to be aware about.

    Keep writing

    • Drewp

      It was to let someone I spoke with today that I know what they are going through or at least my experience of this illness

    • HChristian74

      Beautiful! So poignant. So true. An amazing write!

      Best Regards,

      • Drewp

        Thank you my friend

      • Christina8

        A very well done acrostic on such a heartbreaking issue. I've struggled with depression for years but I've been a bit better lately. Thank you for writing this and sharing it with us!

        • Drewp

          Thanks for reading.I’m glad you’re in a happier place. Your words are very kind. Thank you.

        • Fay Slimm.

          Just letting someone know you and your poetic words are there can be enough Andrew - a compelling read on a topical subject and thanks for sharing it.

          • Drewp

            The person I dedicated it too has been in touch. I am humbled at the power of words and profoundly touched by their response.Thank you

          • Michael Edwards

            What a great job you've made of this on such a difficult subject - I take my hat off to you Drewp

            • Drewp

              Thank you Michael, high praise indeed. I’m happy you appreciated it.

            • w c

              very clever. i enjoyed it

              • Drewp

                Thank you very much.

              • WL Schuett

                Very cool Drewp,well done !

                • Drewp

                  Thanks for taking the time to read. First time my name and cool have been together. I think I like it.

                • Goldfinch60

                  Very good write on an horrendous problem, that last line is so meaningful.

                  • Drewp

                    Thank you Goldfinch, for taking the time to read and comment. Very grateful for your view.

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