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Below is the poem entitled Depression which was written by poet Sue Mason. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Down in the dumps
Except when fixated on
Pen and paper to produce a
Rhyming (or not) mental diversion
Essential to the
Soul's seasoning that
Simply lifts
Into the ether the dark mood
Out into the light of
Nature's muse of hope.

                         Assignment for Constance on how
                           poetry can heal depression

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  1. Date: 5/26/2010 11:54:00 PM
    when will i be able to write like this!

  1. Date: 5/19/2010 2:12:00 PM
    Sue! Seeing your comment on my feature lifted me out of my depression! Thank you sweet, dear friend and soooooooooo happy to hear from you!!! Much love and warm hugs, shar xoxoxo : ))

  1. Date: 5/5/2010 5:54:00 AM
    Also my congrats to your win, Sue! Great Acrostic! And so true!!!...Thank you for your comments and have a great time...Gert

  1. Date: 5/3/2010 5:14:00 PM
    Congrats on your win in the contest, Sue! Enjoy your win! Peace, love, Audrey

  1. Date: 5/1/2010 10:21:00 PM
    Congrats Sue on your HM in the contest by Constance... a perfect piece to express your assignment... enjoy this special honor... with luv... from the "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 5/1/2010 3:37:00 PM
    Poetry can definitely lift the spirits. Great Acrostic, Sue.

  1. Date: 5/1/2010 10:30:00 AM
    Soup Mail!!

  1. Date: 4/30/2010 8:32:00 PM
    Dealing with my chronic illness, writing has been my light. I really can relate to your words. Love the last line. Good luck in the contest. Will have to check it out. Best wishes. Thank you for your kind comments. Have a good weekend. Karen

  1. Date: 4/30/2010 5:42:00 PM
    yes Sue! turns to a bright future in the last 2-lines! jimbo

  1. Date: 4/30/2010 4:53:00 PM
    I am a huge supporter of the idea that writing heals, so couldn't agree with your poem more. Good luck with this unique acrostic. At your comment on 'Penumbral Phase'--yes that was a typo, and thank-you for pointing it out! You are only the second comment that I have ever had, that actually helped with a typo/grammar issue. I have pleaded with people to not worry about hurting my feelings and help out with such things if they want. Thank-you, much appreciated. Chris.

  1. Date: 4/30/2010 4:52:00 PM
    A difficult assignment, Sue (I was given one much easier to write about!! ) You did an amazing job....and acrostics can be even more difficult! Good luck in the contest! Also...thanks so much for catching my spell-boo-boo...I always appreciate when someone sees something I've missed!! Thanks so much!! I see absolutely nothing her that needs correction!! :) Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 4/28/2010 8:01:00 PM
    I agree that the written word can help heal. It always helps me when I can express what I feel no mateer how disturbing the topic may be to others. It is just a way of getting it out of your system and healing your mind, body and soul. Terrific acrostic!

  1. Date: 4/26/2010 12:31:00 PM
    very nice write and good luck in the contest well done and have a great day

  1. Date: 4/26/2010 12:17:00 PM
    enjoyed reading

  1. Date: 4/26/2010 12:02:00 PM
    I like this alot!!! Very well written