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Depression comes

quietly sneaking into my being

-no tragedy

-no significant event

Just a growing melancholy

that’s hard to shake.

The barrage of bad news and bad weather

A hard day at work

Things go wrong at home

Lots of little things that

cling to my heart and

squeeze the joy out.

I feel my thoughts returning

to old habits of thinking sad.

Doomsday predictions and

melancholy thoughts.

I forget to notice the daily good;

the daily beautiful.

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13 thoughts on “Depression

  1. It’s hard – the blues can come and settle and seem impossible to shake off. But I love how you look for the beauty and the positive in the midst of the negative. It’s a good reminder that it is there…in even the simplest of things.

  2. Unfortunately a place I know well (and have known often) in life. Particularly in the winters (season depression – what a joy). The worst part is feeling it descend and feeling there’s nothing we can do about it…that draining of recognition of all that is good in and around us. Potent emotional capture in this.

    • Hones, heartfelt, spot-on IMO. It’s the worst when it seems to just occur without a reason, as in “Just a growing melancholy.” Can relate. I’m certain many others can too.

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