Sometimes, poetry is a brave way to step forward. The poetess Rubab S. (Wordchaos_R) tells us about her fight: depression. This is the poem “The curse of depression.”
Depression isn’t a condition or a state. It is a disease. That is what Rubab wants to bring forward with this poem. That this poem is about the topic depression is more than clear: the title, the first word of this one-stanza poem.
The poetess compares the depression from a drug or a drug addiction, except the fact that it seems that there is no recovery. Well, not without the possibility to get out clean. It seems that this word (clean) is in line with the usage of the word drug.
This intoxication comes with moments when there is only that you feel like you are riding those waves on this ocean of intensity.
Well, that is what we thought of this poem. What did the poetess say about these words?
First of all, there is a good reason we used the word brave in the introduction text to this analysis. That is because she told us, that this is how she feels.
“Depression is somewhat weird, like a sticky gum. You see, people say it will go away. After years, I’ve come to the point that it doesn’t.”
Something or some event can make one suffer so bad, that it can lead to depression.
“It’s going to stay there. With time, we just become habitually to this. Depression stays, every once in a while you are depressed. Pulled under. But what is different: at first you didn’t have an idea how to survive. Now, you have grown into it. You are strong. You know how to dive and come back. To survive.”
Based on this information, you can consider this poem not only brave because it tells about depression. It is very brave for someone to be able to say that there was part of recovery. To be able to survive.
The curse of depression
Depression is like a
drug with no
never come out of it
clean, a part of your
intoxicated with it.
And, once in a while
you find yourself
That’s the curse,
which is here to