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"Depression in the Future"
Joella lays down in her bed, up high on the Ninety-Seventh floor
Despite living in the amazing future, life still feels like a chore
Even with no more war and a unified human race,
She often feels down at times, and eternally out of place.
The flying cars pass by her window, shining their ethereal glow
Since she sleeps every day away, it’s the only light she’ll know
Awake the entire night, Joella dwells while the world is fast asleep
She knows it’s a good time to be alive, but her sadness feels so deep.
The advances of humankind haven’t taken away her emptiness inside
So she stays for weeks in her bedroom, simply wanting to forever hide.
Even in the Utopian future, she’s too depressed to enjoy life’s perks
Joella wishes she could just be happy, but that’s sadly not how it works
(Starring the talented Joella of Sevenreasons.tumblr.com!)