The Difference Between Sadness and Depression: A Short Poem

Sadness visits

Depression lives.

It is a resident of

Your mind

Who steals your happiness

Like your roommate eats

Leftovers in your fridge.

Makes you see the dark

Creeping behind the light.

The evil behind the good.

And makes you believe

You are not good enough

For anyone.

Sadness is the spark that ignites



Other times it is

Started for no reason.

The aching with no pain.

Every day a bad one.

Everyone you love

Do they really love you?

Of course.

But that fact is the moon

Behind the clouds

On a stormy night.

Sadness visits

Depression lives.