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There are many thoughts that envelope your inner voice
There are many scenarios that do and do not give you a choice
There are many fears that grip your heart and very soul
There are many changes that were not part of your goal

You lose the will to achieve, to fight, to carry on
You lose the strength to except things that are gone
You lose the understanding that you once held so true
You lose the confidence that once was your mainstay glue

D  Day by day lost in confusion and fear
E  Escalating frustration that no one hears
P  Pursuance of a dream so very hard to achieve
R  Reliance of a truth, that you no longer believe
E  Everywhere others find their way, or so it seems
S  Solutions evade you, lost in nightmares and dreams
S  Solitude is your friend, your enemy, deep within your soul
I   Interwoven confusion, all anger, all angst you withhold 
O  Only you hold the key to release all this anger and pain
N  Not being able to see any achievements, the gifts you have gained

I understand your feelings of being lost, in despair 
I understand sometimes you feel that no one cares
I understand your need to find love and compassion that define
I understand your depression, though I truly don’t understand mine

These are the many feelings of being lost within ones self
The negative feelings you have should be placed on a internal shelf
This is self absorption, you should never visit, that should be denied
This cannot help you, only leave you lonely, in a world only you reside 

We all experience some form of depression from time to time 
Try to find something to be grateful for, something so sublime
Try and give many thanks for what you have right here and now
Try to give a warm smile to another, maybe help them somehow 

You are not alone within your depression, though that’s not how you feel
These feelings you have can be so overwhelming, each one of them so real
Reach out to others in your darkest times, in your deepest time of need
Don’t go it alone, the answers you seek maybe when someone intercedes


Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 5/22/2019 1:09:00 PM
This is accurate. Easier said than done, but people suffering depression need to not be alone. Thank you for this poem, it could be a lifesaver, just when someone needs to know they are not alone. x
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Charlie Baker
Date: 5/22/2019 1:27:00 PM
Thank you, just the reaction I was hoping for, everyone feels depressed now and then, I thank you for your kind words