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Oh, how I laugh
As you tell the others
How I'm just fine,
I'm normal like everyone
And there's not a thing
Ever wrong with me,
It's just a fulfilling act
-- I'm just another fake

It's the people like you
I wish to hug so dearly
And let you know
That it will be okay,
Because it's obvious to me
That mind of yours isn't ready
For the life waiting ahead

I'd you knew enough,
You'd realize the dark sheet
That covers my mind -
It allows in the sun
While elsewhere,
My thoughts collapse
Falling over each other,
Rolling to the front
Where the dark sheet falls
And sends all my mind
Into another episode
Of a fit of depression

But you go on ahead,
And let them all know
How happy I always look
And how the moments
I break down in class
Is just my asking
For undeserved attention

If they know better,
If they understand challenge,
They'll know whether or not
To call me names
From the back of the room
Just like you,
Or be one of those
Who lay a hand on my back
And tell me how it'll pass
And the sheet will rise
To allow the light

Until that moment comes
For their decision to be made,
I'll wait for you to have a challenge
And it's your break-down
That occurs around us all -
And I'll hug you tight
And give you the pity
You'll be requesting,
Since you won't even know
What strength even is
To pull yourself out

And when you break comes,
I'll be sure to tell the others
To send her some pity
Because her mind can't quite
Wrap around the idea
That the sheet will rise

For all she understands
Is the fake emotions
And all she can know
Is how to ask for pity
Since all she can comprehend
Is the need for attention -

While the rest of us know
That the attention we ask for
Isn't in the form of pity,
But simply just a piece of reality
To remind us of ourselves
And help bring us back around
To a point where the sun shines
Past the falling sheet

In other cases,
The sheet doesn't even exist,
And some get so much sun
It fries away the rightness
In the minds of simplicity,
And attention-asking pity
One of the things that irritates me most in life are the people who like to use depression as an attention-seeking excuse. Because things like 'my boyfriend dumped me' doesn't get you pity, but 'my boyfriend dumped me, and it lead me into depression'  suddenly it's just everyone can't even handle how she breaks down in class. And it irritates me, despite the situation they use the excuse in, because they don't even get it. It's like something makes them sad, so now they're depressed... Sometimes, I feel bad for them because of how stupid it is.

This is specifically about a friend who is really good at frustrating me. I try and help her, and her usual reply is "I have depression, you don't understand me!" Well, yes, actually - I do understand to enough of a degree that if she'd listen to me, she wouldn't be stuck in this problem any longer.

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Felixia-mew Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student General Artist
I want to hug you and everyone who commented because I completely agree! I have depression and my peers say I'm asking for pity when I say I have clinical depression and talk about being in a mental hospital and being bullied and having ten years of therapy. It sucks. And it's mostly because of the people who don't have depression but want attention fake it for pity and make the real depressed people look bad!
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LMW-Creations Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student Writer
I understand completely. The way people are, uneducated and unknowing - some even straight up asking for it. It hurts the rest of us and makes everyone else's perspectives turn for the wrong.
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MySocksRock Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
I think I have the same friend!  lol  She drives me crazy, falls in love with a new guy at least once a month.  He is always her "soulmate" and then when he dumps her it is the end of the world and all she can do is cry and cry.
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LMW-Creations Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student Writer
People like that drive me crazy. Love isn't something to simply toss to a person fkr absolutely simple reasons, or simply just to be loved and so on,
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Felicia-Neko Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I can relate to this so much.. suffering from depression myself and yeah, I hate it that people seem to think that they know and understand me.. thinking that all I'm searching for is attention and that the depression is a small thing that i can use for that.. while people don't know how hard the struggle is each day because all they see is a smile that's fake
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LMW-Creations Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Student Writer
An that's the complete truth. Too many in this world that just refuse to use their brain enough to understand.
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Felicia-Neko Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
society is selfish unfortunatly... and cruel... that's how I see it.
If only people would try to understand a bit more yes.. but sometimes things like that are too much to ask for ;)
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AnnaBellLee17 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student Writer
i hate those sorts of attention seeking  people.. and the ones who aren't FUCKING faking usually get their asses kicked... (i am sorry for swearing)

and you sound like a good friend.
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LMW-Creations Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student Writer
I don't mind swearing, and I have to agree there.

And thanks... I try and stay understanding, but sometimes what I understand isn't right in terms of (in this case) being fake. *lack of words, there from me...*
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AnnaBellLee17 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student Writer
yes, it is very sick when you mock disorders/disabilities.  Oh, i could go on forever about this subject, I truly can, but I won't.  I done enough today and I still feel annoyed. GRRR - Animated  And it sadly involves me too... oh well... i am sort of used to it by now and i don't even ask for it.  *sigh*
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