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Depression

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Depression

Of course, I regret
some things I did
but, I can't change 
them now
I knew there was
a reason
but, didn't know how
to stand up
for myself
I let them whip me
down
which added to the
illness
I was carrying around
Finally, I gave in
told God to help me find
some saneness in my life
and He was being kind
when He let me have it
but, was there to save
what was left of me
those years of tears
and sadness
could have been prevented
if I had done as ordered
instead of ever consenting
Depression is my middle name
I hope it's never yours
and if it is, stay on your meds
that is the only cure?

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  1. Date: 10/15/2012 8:19:00 AM
    Polly, I can understand exactly what you're saying. I'm going through this right now myself. I lost my wife to cancer 6 weeks ago and if it wasn't for the pills, I don't know where I'd be. I need a favor, Could you read the 3 epitaphs I posted and let me know which one is best and how you might change it? I'm wanting to have a memorial made and need this. If you know anyone on this site, please have them do it also. This is my first try at something like this and I need help. Thank You.

  1. Date: 10/14/2012 8:50:00 PM
    Hello Polly, i know how you feel, gosh I wish, i could change a few things in my life.. and than maybe i would have never gone through that depression overdose.. LOL.. on anther note, depression is a matter, one can only fall back in to very easily... hope some one hides your meds from you...JK.... always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 1/7/2011 12:00:00 PM
    I really enjoyed reading your poem. I too have dealt with depression which is dredful. I also wrote about in a humorous kind of way. It's called "Sanity" Let me know what you think. Thanks Julie Heckman

  1. Date: 1/7/2011 8:53:00 AM
    Depression is something that hits many and taking the right steps to clear it is good. I find depression seems to hit all ages but I see so many younger people with it. I think it is the times and the pressure they put on themselves. Keep writing it is a good way to express yourself. God Bless Phyl

  1. Date: 1/5/2011 4:13:00 AM
    Good brave poem- well done - Liz

  1. Date: 1/5/2011 3:51:00 AM
    You have created a nice personification of the abstract term depression. enjoyable piece, polly