Holding On

Holding On - a hand is shown reaching up in front of a rock or cave wall
Photo by Tobias Tullius on Unsplash
It’s hard to stay up when they keep knocking you down,
	It’s difficult to stay positive in a negative world,
Your voice can’t be heard when you don’t make a sound,
	Want to be a grown woman but you’re just a little girl.

Things could be better, but you don’t want to try,
	What doesn’t matter now were things you adored,
Tears soak your pillow but you don’t know why,
	You had love and hope but you don’t anymore.

“There is light at the end,” you have heard it said,
	The dawn follows darkness and so you wait,
You convince yourself you’re not better off dead,
	Get up and get moving before it’s too late.

Copyright © 2022 Brandon Ellrich

*Originally published on Medium

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If this poem resonated with you, you may also want to read In My Head or Spiral of Depression.

Published by Brandon Ellrich

I live in Central Missouri and enjoy reading, writing, playing tennis, watching movies, and exploring creative outlets. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and I love to take my readers inside the minds of my characters.

10 thoughts on “Holding On

    1. I’m glad you were able to relate, but I’m sorry to hear what your daughter is going through. I know it’s difficult for a parent. You feel like there’s nothing you can do. Keep reminding her that you love her and encourage her to reach out to her friends.

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      1. Same here. I have a bipolar condition which includes periods of depression. That’s why your work was so recognizable to me. Keep healthy!

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