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.

54 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

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  11. I really do think that for the most part we all have experienced or are experiencing depression from the major shocks we all have received. As for the last quote ….. my philosophy is it is not our responsibility to solve others’ problems unless that is, we are first asked for help. One exception. Personal problems are meant to be solved by only the individual with those problems. Just my take on what you wrote, Jude. Hope all is well with you! xo

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I get what you are saying Amy, but depression is not just a mood that comes and goes, it’s worst state is caused by past traumas that cannot be overcome alone. People go through trials we cannot comprehend and that’s why I implore you to always extend a helping hand Amy. And to help even when it seems your help is not wanted.

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      1. Now I understand. Thank you for explaining.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        For you Amy, it’s my pleasure ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ’›

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  12. memadtwo says:

    I really like the way you construct many of your poems as conversations with yourself. Very effective way to show that everything has more than one side to it. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      It try to view the more sensitive subjects I write about from an open perspective while expressing my thoughts on them. I’m glad you recognise this K. And I’m grateful.โค๏ธ

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  13. manishasky says:

    I am blessed to come across post like yours! Amazing, pictures and words very well captured and constructed

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. This is such a heartwarming comment.

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  14. Wow, you write so well ๐Ÿ˜

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Rez๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ

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  15. Beautifully written, definitely agree that helping others who are going through something similar can be very good for ourselves, making us feel less alone and more useful. While the feelings expressed are definitely well descriptive and relatable.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. I agree with your succinct review. I’m glad you appreciate this.

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  16. Nawazish says:

    Amazing words!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you kindly ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

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      1. Nawazish says:

        My pleasure!!

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  17. kittysverses says:

    Such a deep subject and state of mind, you’ve beautifully expressed, Jude. Hope you are doing well.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Kitty. I’m okay, just have someone close who’s struggling and a few friends on here too.
      P.s, it’s been a while since we wrote.

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      1. kittysverses says:

        Oh okay, hope things get well soon.
        What a coincidence, even I was wondering about how long its been since we wrote, yes, I’d like to write a post once again. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. judeitakali says:

        I’ll drop you an email on Monday and we can trade ideas ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      3. kittysverses says:

        Sure, thank you Jude. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  18. michnavs says:

    Another brilliant piece from you Jude…and mostly i love the thought in it..”The answers we seek often lie in solving the problems of others.”

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Michelle. It means alot that this touches you โค๏ธ

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      1. michnavs says:

        ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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  19. bejamin4 says:

    Excellent writing. “For I am too broken, to dream alone.” That’s an interesting one and really is the heart of depression. But the collective dreams really can be the best ones, I think.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Yes indeed. It’s double the happiness. Thank you so much for reading ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

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  20. Spiced Chai says:

    Amazing Poetry

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much

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  21. theresaly520 says:

    Such a beautiful poignant piece!! โค

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Saly. โค๏ธ

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