Sadness is a funny feeling.

Old man in sorrow (At eternity’s gate) by Vincent Van Gogh

Sadness is a funny feeling.

Sometimes you don’t even know where it comes from.

You look for the cause and you end up blaming things that aren’t at fault.

You’re stuck in a storm you can’t seem to get out of.

You’re in a spiral of thoughts which repeat themselves over and over again.

And yet these thoughts won’t leave you. And you’re in a dead end.

It’s as if you’re seeing through a film that’s distorting everything,

things you loved now lose their meaning.

Sadness is a funny feeling.


11 thoughts on “Sadness is a funny feeling.

      1. Well, in all honesty, I did suffer from depression for two whole years. So yes, I agree, this poem is much more about depression and being constantly stuck in the sad state and no matter what you do, nothing brings joy.

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      2. Wow, I’m glad you got through it!! I’m sure it has made you stronger. That’s exactly what I wanted to portray. It’s not something you choose, it doesn’t come with an on and off switch. You may desperately want to be happy but yet there seems to be no way how. It sucks, but I do believe that in the end you gain so much knowledge about yourself and you do grow stronger. Hope that was the case for you.

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      3. Yes! I have no idea how I made it out, looking back, I have no clue! But comparing myself to pre-depression, I am like x1000 ways better. Maybe in my case it was necessary for me to break out of my shell, you know.
        like an insect, doing fine, then suddenly surrounded by the cocoon, all dark, but then emerges a butterfly! I guess depression isn’t just a one-time episode for everyone (hoping it is for me), but it is definitely a learning experience!

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