I wrote this poem about depression; how it makes me feel and getting through the other side.
In the depths of darkness and despair
I feel so alone, like no-one is there
Surrounded by dangers unseen and unheard
Trapped and frightened, like a caged bird
Thoughts so jumbled, make no sense
But pain and heartache are so intense
From the world, I just want to hide
And keep my feelings bottled up inside
But wait, there is something that has caught my eye
It looks blurry through the tears I cry
Yes, it’s shimmering and shining bright
A distant glimmer, shaft of light
It seems so very far away
But I know I can draw closer day by day
From my dark corner there is hope
And support to help me cope
The light grows brighter every day
My world has gone from black to grey
I continue onwards, spirits rising
My soul had started re-energizing
I came through the other side
With just a sparkle as my guide.
If you suffer with depression, I have written a post with some strategies I use for coping that might help, which you can read here.