The Great Depression

by Maple Tree   Aug 7, 2016

What does it mean
to have a thousand pounds
of darkness, lay before your
planted feet?

She asked me while I wiped tears
from my cheeks, it took me a few
hours to come to a conclusion.

You want me to embrace this evil
that has stripped me to skeletal bone.

Encourages me; She wants me to write
about the pins that prick my skin,
pain unexplained and the pure rush
of sorrow.

My cheeks are flooded with a thousand
depths of unanswered questions and her
eyes only want to know the truth.

I can't give her reasons,
only feelings as to why I
have become burdened.

I feel foolish for breaking down.
My fingers ache to write and nothing
seems to release this darkness;

but she says my true nature and birth
will crush this Abyss soon.. I have to believe
this stranger because I want to continue to



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  • 1 year ago

    by stormingdance (Jessica)

    Never apologize for how you feel - only when you hurt others. I wish you strength and courage to work through what is causing you pain. Take care.

  • 1 year ago

    by Angel Tears

    I loved the conclusion of this piece. Very well written.

  • 1 year ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    And you WILL live, it doesn't make you weak if you breakdown or cry, only human.

    But your spirit will remain <3

  • 1 year ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Dear Andrea, I can so relate to this write. It's ok to feel this way and one day when you are ready you will let go of what's hidden inside. It took me years and years and finally I broke down. It's like a ton of bricks came of my chest. I can breathe. The pain will always be there and I came to terms with it not to mention the forgiveness. Cry if you have to, feel sad, get angry this is about you. That's why you keep on writing. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. You are strong and you are a survivor and adored by so many others including myself. Take care and hugs

  • 1 year ago

    by Brenda

    Andrea, a very sad beautiful write-it's ok to seek help to be able to understand what you are feeling. Sometimes it's something that happens that seems so innocent that triggers emotions you have had buried for a very long time. You've always been the person who helps others, now it's your turn and it really is ok. Take care- hugs-Brenda