Light Me Up: Spoken Word

Light Me Up: Spoken Word

Light Me Up: Spoken Word

Light Me Up || Viano Dee

It’s freezing cold like a –20°C on the inside. A –2°C is what is reading on the outside.

There’s hardly any activity going on; it’s freezing up: bitter cold — can feel my mind transforming into an iceberg— it’s that bad.

For a minute it sounds sad cause every idea, plan and dream is a cold stone, really stone cold.

I’m shivering yet hollarin’, wonderin’ if anyone can hear me, see me, maybe even feel me and read me but it’s no use ’cause

too many cries for help have fallen on deaf ears— I’m left helpless ’cause no one really understands what is going on — and it’s not wrong:

you can’t understand shit till you’ve been through it.
I’m frightened — not death scared— just frozen and all I need is someone to light me up.

Can you light me up?
Will you?

Written and Performed by Viano Dee
Instrumental: Realization by
Hanu Dixit

About Light Me Up

Light Me Up is a spoken word poetry about depression, stagnation and the desire to be relived from both. Though depression may be difficult to fully comprehend by people including the ones who suffer from it, it is important to support them by constantly looking out and praying for them.

The poet drew her inspiration from a dark phase in her life. Though she is in a good place now, she strongly believes it will resonate with many.

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Viano Dee

Non-niche blogger. Poet. Songwriter. A hardcore romantic. Her write-ups could take any form: poetry, articles, and even songs in ways that'll inspire you, resonate with you, or tell a story while keeping you both informed and entertained.

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Kristine Nicole Alessandra

These words pierce the heart. It is so sad that the person in the poem is alone in her misery. It does resonate with depression and all its ugly feels.


True, Kristine.


This is sad and great at the same time. I could feel the pain involved. Well written and spoken.

Reply to  Joan

Thank you, Joan.

Elena Toma

This is such an emotional poem, really lovely! My father is fighting depression for many years and it has been quite a struggle for us, but we are stronger together and we try to give more strength.

Reply to  Elena Toma

I’m sorry you have to go through this but I’m glad that you all have found the strength together.

Di MadWriter

My sister is bipolar. Before she was diagnosed we didn’t really understand what was going on with her. And then my mom took her to the doctor and we found out she was sick. She was very young. Highschool. We thought it was teenage dramatics, you know?

But no one really knows. So you have to listen for cries for help… even faint ones, because no one really knows what’s going on.

Crickette, The Things I Have to Say

Reply to  Di MadWriter

So true, Crickette. Most times, people do not understand because they have never walked in those shoes and that’s understandable. How do you explain what you don’t know?

Forever My Little Moon

I love the visual representation of depression given in this poem in relating it to the cold. It can certainly feel that way, reminds me a lot of Elsa from Frozen.


Thank you so much.

Ewuzie Kingsley

This is both moving and inspiring.. You always have a way with words, i have missed reading and listening to your spoken word poetry. I know a lot of people dont really like to talk about depression because of fear of how others will look at us, but the truth is that without talking about it, we cant be able to get the help and support with need. Both medical and emotional.


Thanks a lot, Kingsley.


I loved the lyrics its so beautiful and heart touching. Keep writing like reading your post.

Reply to  Khushboo

Thanks so much, Khushboo.

Karletta Marie

I absolutely love your work. You say so much, so beautifully. I would love to feature you on Daily Inspired Life.

Reply to  Karletta Marie

Thank you so much, Karletta. I’d be honoured.


Powerful words. You have an obvious talent, I’m glad you are sharing it with us…and I sincerely hope the process helps you.

Reply to  Ellen

Thanks so much, Ellen.

Yomi Spontaneous

This piece does resonate with many; it’s true to say that even those suffering from depression want to light up…and that’s why we should be there to hold their hands. Loved it!


Thank you so much, Dalene.


Oh wow, I’ve never seen those reaction buttons before, but I think it is such a great idea with poetry! People can just put what they feel after reading, and I think that’s so cool to get people’s reaction!

Reply to  Kayla

Thanks a lot, Kayla.


Great piece!! so creative and yet so complete. I am sure many people like me could connect with it.

Reply to  pooja

Thank you so much, Pooja. Glad you can relate.

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