3/3 : Tell Them. Show Them

This is the third poem in the series on mental awareness. To read the previous 2, please click on the links below this poem. While its’ not easy being around someone going through depression, walking away may not be an solution. What seems like whining or cribbing may actually be something much more. So, if you’re not in a position to help, get someone else to help the person.

Being around someone going through depression, can be extremely depressing. And its’ easy to get frustrated when you’re not trained to provide support.

While it is true that you must surround yourself with positive people to be positive, what if somebody you know or love is going through depression? You can’t drive them away or leave them drowning. Help them accept that there’s something wrong and it’s like any other ailment that affects the body and it needs treatment. Because mental health is an illness and its’ not a choice.




Tell them, Show them

Tell them there’s no magic wand

Tell them how special your bond

Tell them you believe

Tell them their smile you’ll help retrieve

Give them your ears

Give them your hand to wipe away their tears

Give them a shoulder to lean on

Give them a reason to go on

Show them you care

Show them you’ll be there

Show them life’s a circus

Show them their purpose

Tell them it ‘aint easy

Tell them it was never meant to be

Tell them it’s not just them, or you or me

Tell them they’ll see

It’ll all be worth it, in the end



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9 responses to “3/3 : Tell Them. Show Them”

  1. Susi Bocks Avatar

    Very encouraging piece, Smitha! I’ve nominated you for a Sunshine Blogger Award https://iwriteher.com/2019/10/21/sunshine-blogger-award-3/

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you Susi for your comment on the poem and for the award. I am so glad you found the poem encouraging. 🌷

      Liked by 1 person

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  3. Andrea Stephenson Avatar

    A powerful trio of poems Smitha, showing all sides – despair, hope and support from someone who loves the person.


  4. Writing to Freedom Avatar

    Lovely poem and reminders to reach out and help.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you Brad for your kind words. It’s so easy to forget and move on with our lives. You’re so right about reminders.


  5. robbiesinspiration Avatar

    This is an amazingly powerful poem, Smitha.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much Robbie. So glad you think so. Thanks for sharing it. We need to spread the word as much as we can.🙏

      Liked by 1 person

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