That Lamp Called Hope

“Dear Human,
When sorrow builds a house
inside your mind
don’t let it shake you
beyond what you can bear
Sit somewhere and find out
what the house is made of
get to know where the furniture
came from,
find out why the windows are so fiercely open


Read something uplifting
that empathizes but doesn’t
end in heartbreak
listen to that uplifting music
make love to the art
of patience and at night
leave a glowing lamp

Just know
the lamp is named hope
because when
the house inside you
sits tightly
Hope is ready with dynamics
To break it down


Break it down
to smithereens and
use the dust to build up
another stronger house
for you to get back up again

All you got to do is
You need only to keep it switched on”.

Depression is a disease that has been constantly swept under the carpet in today’s society. But it exists and all one wants to do is just keep going down that dark road instead of seeking help from experts. But I have learn that with determination you will rise out of that dark tunnel.

This poem came as a result of a bitter break up and then consequent sliding into the throes of depression that was difficult to get out of. My family members were never aware of what I was going through as I kept putting up the facade of a strong woman in the midst of it all. It seemed like no matter what, there was no light in the dark of that too long tunnel. But with hope came a new dawn, a new beginning that tomorrow is going to be better. So here I am still standing, still saying to the world to bring it on, give me all you got. I know I can surmount that obstacle in whatever way it comes and so can you who has found yourself in this same situation. Just believe that you can and you will!




58 thoughts on “That Lamp Called Hope

  1. AnnMarie John says:

    The poem is beautifully written, I love it. I’ve been battling depression and anxiety for a while now and it took me some time to actually seek for help. A lot of people don’t take mental health issues like that seriously which is why it’s more difficult to admit.

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    • iamunbothered says:

      You are so right, AnnMarie. People tend to sweep mental health issues under the carpet or try to place the blame somewhere else. I’m glad you got help and I’m sure you are well on your way to recovery. Keep your head up!


  2. Jagriti Roy says:

    Wow !!! The poetry portion that you have written is really amazing , I must say.. Being a poetry blogger I would love to get to know with another poetry blogger.. You have said about such an important and basic point of human life. Hope is the only weapon that can be an effective tool to outplay sorrow.

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  3. chewoutloud says:

    It’s a poignant and beautifully written poem. It really tells your story. So many people struggle with depression and loved ones aren’t even aware. I’m so glad you were able to slowly but steadily climb out of that and to cling onto hope. There is always hope. Thanks for sharing.

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