depression

Written by: tara jennings

crippled in the grief
as all i've ever known
the oppressive shackles drag
behind each dreaded shuffle

years have stretched and still
i weep here in the shadows'
watching those i love smile
out of reach from my stretched rope

i am dragged back to this room
to hang my head in misery
that i can not understand
how joy can come so easy

when all we are is alone
this depression is familiar
like a cloak weighed in lead
i sit and ponder its existence