Depression can effect adults and children of any gender or cultural background. For many these are brief episodes that can be manages and moved past. For others the experience with Depression can be long term and have a negative impact on a persons quality of life. In the most sever cases depression can be linked to suicide or the development of mental and physical issues.
Everyone’s experience with depression is different. The following poem is an account of one individuals empierce over a particularly difficult weekend.
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Where is the Star of my Soul?
They say loneliness is a dark place
Like a cave or a pit, shut eyes bring an endless night
without stars to map the shifting heavens.
I search for movement, evidence of time passing
Proving there is a beginning, a place this was born
And a promise of an end whether with answers or not.
What is this place? This feeling?
Emotions are colorblind when there is no mirror
Happy or sad are the same when shrouded in mist.
Reach out with a finger, an arm, or a word
Ask for acknowledgment from the emptiness?
Nothing will answer, not even my echo.
I fight to find an opening to this weariness
And expose the raw origins of my depression
To give me the invisible sword to slay my dragons.
Until then, comfort is a fetal self hug and tears,
Although primal and vulnerable, it is me,
And someday I will stand again and face the sun.
Note from the Author
There isn’t always a trigger or cause to depression, but it does make us crawl away from the world into ourselves. Thanks for reading! -Krista
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