Poem -

Carnivore

Depression

Carnivore

Devour a dispirited heart
Rip this cadaver apart
Sweetmeats ravenously cleared
Consumed by all things feared

Damaged goods shattered
Bits and pieces scattered
Humanity says suck it up
Smile through life’s disrupt

Reject an unbearable loom
Elude that harbinger doom
Too fantastical to ignore
Depression is a carnivore

Infernal hell, oh the hypocrisy
Flayed by this monstrosityΒ 
Feelings have no bearing in life
Be content with the twisted knife

This melancholia exists
A next meal never dismissed
Demons inhabit a dank room
Glutting on inconsolable gloom
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John Prophet

Yikes, that’s a bit dark yet written in PD fine style.
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Lorris Morris

Are you talking about me....lol.....all smiles

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Hi Lisa...Depression is real and not something to ignore...the world thinks that as long as you smile, it is okay...but we all need to face our demons and get through sadness in life that pulls us down...For some it is a lifelong struggle.Β  The mind tends to hold onto the things that have hurt us.Β  Honest write. Powerful. xo ;)

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Icarus Flocke

i admire artists who can transform their pain into beauty.

very well written

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S.zaynab.kamoonpury

Wowww that's sooo awesome!! My teenage son began suffering from a form of depression like you describe it Β ESP the fear part and the harbinger doom , sense of doom after he survived a trauma and was prescribed mess for PTSD. The meds messed him up as before the meds he didn't have depression ah.
your poem is so creatively awesome in how you describe it all in words in marvellous poetic dark deep ink. Kudos for that.

pls pleez do review my newest poem too, it's nice to hear from fellow poets for exchange of thoughts or it feels like a monologue.

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Marion Price

Hi Lisa, depression is an invisible poison seed that actually destroys lives and happiness...a true inner hell. I felt this...🌹🌹

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