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Depression He calls my name. I ignore it. He calls again, I pretend I didn’t hear. He is persistent, and Stalks me as a marauder. Where can I run? He hides in my mind. Has access to all my hurts. My failures. Shameless he flaunts my Inadequacies. I listen. A heavy damp blanket covers me. How can I remove it? I have no strength. I gaze out and see only darkness. End it, he cries. Death seems my only answer. Pray for me my husband. For only in God is there light. Chase away the darkness And put Depression to flight.

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Date: 3/19/2023 3:50:00 AM
Powerful portrayal of depression's grip on the mind. Nicely penned!
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Date: 4/1/2018 5:56:00 PM
This is the greatest story poem. I have enjoyed every word, every stanza, every rhyme. If an elementary student reads this poem, he or she may like Poetry month.
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Date: 4/1/2018 5:54:00 PM
A candlelit grin. Yes! Exactly.
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Date: 4/1/2018 5:45:00 PM
W O W Well done! Well said! Well felt!
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Date: 4/1/2018 5:40:00 PM
I miss myself sometimes this much; well written and great poetry.
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Date: 4/1/2018 5:38:00 PM
This one is deeply a personal triumph.
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Date: 4/1/2018 5:26:00 PM
Straight to FAVES! The urgency could not have been written any better!
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Date: 4/1/2018 5:23:00 PM
You have epitomized the importance of optimism in this poem.
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