Finding purpose through helping others (Depression)

Create in me a world like no other
Drape my heart as your canvas of dreams
Write on me, with a flourish of hope
For I am too broken, to dream alone.

My fantasy is tainted
darkness has sipped in like a plague
My spirit yearns for renewal
light has ebbed out, so wane
My mind holds the soul hostage
Depression imprisoning joy
I do not know my desires
I cannot tell my needs!

Like a lone wolf straying in the night
I howl my desperate call
A terror to those not meant for me
A beacon to those who love me the most

Stand by me
Let me share your dreams
Stand by me
Explore your fantasy with me
Stand by me
Renew your spirit within mine

ยฉjudeitakali
Images @pixabay


The answers we seek often lie in solving the problems of others.

Stay safe everyone, and stay loving.

52 Comments Add yours

  1. darkness has sipped in like a plague…. Amazing words… another lovely piece by you…

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Singh. I’m humbled.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

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  2. Wonderful poem! So deep…

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Luisa. This had gotten lost in spam

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      1. Oh… What was I doing there?๐Ÿ˜
        Thank you for rescuing me โค๏ธ

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Haha, pleasure ๐ŸŒผ

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      3. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. Shruba says:

    The title makes so much sense to me. I actually do that as my default coping mechanism when I’m spiraling. I often aggressively look out for people who might be crying for help or who I think could do with some company at that point. Often, helping others have in turn helped me distract myself from my own thought loops and kept me grounded. Amazing poem! โค

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Shruba. I agree with you. Also, bringing happiness to someone can bring happiness to oneself

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  4. My mind holds the soul hostage….that is such a terrible state to be in. Lending a hand, reaching out to such a soul, helping them emerge out of their dark shadows is such a humane deed. You touched upon a very important issue which many are grappling with today. As always a wonderful piece Jude!!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Radhika. I’m so glad you empathise this way. We must always help and be patient.

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  5. HappySoul says:

    this is wonderful! Mind keeping the soul hostage! Wow !!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. I’m glad you appreciate it. I had an epiphany on that one๐Ÿ˜Š

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  6. mariamichaela says:

    Beautifully written, Jude. It was well put to words. Really beautiful ๐ŸŒน

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Michaela. It means alot๐ŸŒท

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  7. Pallavi says:

    I feel each word and emotion too. Itโ€™s been a challenge at my end to break free. Hope you are well my friend.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      It’s a deep subject, usually brushed off by many who don’t understand. I’m okay Pallavi. Thank you so much for asking. I must ask if how the breaking is going โค๏ธ?

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      1. Pallavi says:

        Not too well but I am here so thatโ€™s a progress..right?!

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      2. judeitakali says:

        It really is. I think being here means you’re trying to fight back by doing something you love.

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  8. A piercing, heartfelt cry of help.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m glad you think so Kim๐Ÿค— Thank you so much.

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  9. Elizabeth says:

    I was thinking another day how our mind plays tricks on us, and you put this well in this poem, … holds the soul hostage… it’s really true.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      The mind is really our greatest friend and also our greatest enemy.

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  10. vaniheart says:

    I howl my desperate call, yes indeed
    Loved it๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot Vani. It means alot

      Liked by 1 person

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