Certainly, a depressing start simply because of the fact that this suggests there have been many.
But that's okay when you are fighting it like this. I love how you have personified depression here, allowing you to face something "solid" almost, rather than just a condition. It certainly feels real enough when we are suffering it - it demands a face to be slapped upon! This poem does that.
I have heard too many people offering too much useless advice about how to tackle this killer, but the plain and simple truth is, it is always there; the best way to stand up to it, though, is with a never-say-die attitude and an unwillingness to let it in anymore. It sounds like you might be on the path to beating it.....
Take care and all the best,
Thank you so much, Ben, I truly appreciate it. I think so many people mean well, or may not know how to help at first, but I've heard a lot of people say to "just get over it" or "just be happy". While happiness IS a choice I believe, sometimes it's not as simple as that. I pray that people can overcome depression with the right tools, whether that be meds, therapy, etc... but for some it is chronic and so that person is constantly needing to work through it and remind themselves that there is hope EVERY day.
This has touched me and hit home for me. Depression is no joke and it does exist but it does not define who we are. It's a struggle and it takes everything in us but we are strong people. People don't understand nor try instead they like to advise us to get over. Not that simple. From what I am reading you are on the right path. Keep going. Take care
2 years ago
by Ben Pickard
Absolutely. As you say, it really isn't a case of just "being happy" always, is it? It is a constant battle. I think the trick is, though, to never give up on wanting to battle it. As soon as you do, it wins.