Depression - A Statement of Mind
March 8, 2008 9:23pm CST
I was in the dark, falling, down, deeper... Lost, alone and afraid I felt there was nowhere left to go Crying out reaching for anything there was to grab hold of Further I slipped into the mindless pit of despair and emptiness No hope and no light I fear that I might never return The tears I shed fall upon my cheeks, there is no one around to see Is this the end for me, my fate to live in this half baked shell? The whisper comes soft as a breeze upon a warm spring day My fall is cushioned by an unseen force, a hand reaching out I close my eyes and prepare to meet my maker thinking this is the end Only I find myself with my feet back on the ground, the sky so blue Light has found me once again and I'm not even sure how The voice comes again, "Despite your loneliest times I am with you." My heart swells and I feel that old familiar feeling of animation It's as though my soul is reborn into this world with another chance Some unknown force has kept me here, has saved me from myself I open my eyes to face the world anew, arms outstretched to what lay ahead My strength renewed I stand, ready to fight for a new day to dawn I am not alone..... Depression can drag a person down. It can make them feel as though they are isolated and without hope. I have been here, down this lonely road. I have experienced the cold dark feeling that goes hand in hand with it like an unwanted friend. Please know my friends, too anyone who feels like this, you are not alone. There is always a friend out there willing to help, willing to listen, willing to lend you an ear or a shoulder. You are not alone, so fight for a new day. Fight for you.