No Escape

It never leaves,

Though sometimes lurks away hiding.

This darkness called depression,

Haunting me every day.

I've been there before,

I don't want to go back.

But do I have the strength,

To fight it forever?

I can't look in the mirror,

Because I can't stand my own face.

I don't like who I am,

And I'm sure no-one else does.

I can't trust anyone,

I've been betrayed too many times.

I want a way out,

Though not the one I've tried before.

Death isn't the answer,

I learned that the hard way.

Physical pain doesn't help,

It only fills the void for a short while.

The light grows fainter,

My emotions grow numb.

It's back and I can't stop it,

I've given up.