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Each day when I look in the mirror,
I see sorrow that no one else sees.
A burial shroud of depression
has gathered its grip about me.

I wish I could live without shadows
and walk where the others have been.
I'd tell everyone that I'd meet there
how I've left a life that's never been.

But this doom somehow follows through thick and thin.
I've tried hard to leave it behind.
So I guess I'll just be what I'm meant to be
and get used to a life not desired.

It brings sadness to turn from the sunshine
and christen the funeral pyre,
but the burial shroud of depression
wraps me tight and holds to the fire.

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  1. Date: 1/17/2012 5:02:00 PM
    Depression.. you still have me baby, to talk to, stand tall and suck in the air, i've been on the bridge at 3am, thought it might hurt if i fell down there, reef ya self up by the bootstraps, stay with johnson the looni-tic yeah... thanks Madeleine

  1. Date: 5/13/2011 2:58:00 AM
    Sorry babe but lifes a bitch for us not super rich great verse mate very emotive with me xo Don don't play with Aussie snakes no more stupidity it seems for sure

  1. Date: 4/14/2011 5:57:00 PM
    I really like this one. The use of four lines per stanza gives it a nice fluid sound. I particularly liked the last stanza. I can relate.

  1. Date: 6/16/2010 4:08:00 AM
    Madeleine, I hope that this is just a very good write and not your life...I like the metaphoric language that you have used...Keep the creative pen flowing...Sara

  1. Date: 2/18/2010 7:12:00 AM
    deep whoice of write you chose... i enjoyed the read Royal T.