Comments : To Those Who Chose to Leave

  • 7 months ago

    by Em

    If I read this right then I truly believe that those who choose to leave would never have found solace in todays sunlight. I suffer severely with depression and some days are okay and I am filled with so much energy, other days I reward myself for getting out of bed and doing something even if its making a cup of coffee then sitting on the sofa lol (you have inspired me to write something) I guess no two people with depression are the same as they have their own woes and foes.

    A great poem with quite alot of food for thought.
    Take care, Em

    • 7 months ago

      by Poetess

      Thank you for your comment!
      I hope you have brighter days ahead of you.

      You are right in saying that everyone suffers depression differently. The two friends I thought about while writing this were the type who kept things in and suffered quietly.
      I often wonder if they had thought better of leaving their children behind, would they have changed their minds? Or if they'd waited it out a little longer to see things changing for the better, that there were better options. It just sucks that they're not around to see the changes or experience them.

  • 7 months ago

    by Naughtymouse

    I thought that your imagery here was first class, there's a really great flow when reading this feeling completely unforced and natural to read if that makes sense.

    Epic

    Ben

  • 7 months ago

    by PETER EDWARDS

    Liked reading this write. Imagery was good and the few words said a lot.

  • 7 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    A wonderfully delicate piece of writing that deserves the front page, in my opinion.
    All the best,

    Ben

  • 7 months ago

    by Brenda

    So sad but beautifully written. I wish so many people we have lost had somehow found the strength to deal with the night to be able to see that glorious sunrise once again.

  • 7 months ago

    by Ingrid de Klerck

    Depression is terrible desease. You describe the way we, the ones who suffer with them and can't do anything, feel.
    Beautifully written, dear girl.

    Love, always xxx Ingrid

  • 6 months ago

    by Naughtymouse

    I'm so glad this is on the front page such an epic write.

    Ben

  • 6 months ago

    by Courtney Hough

    This is gorgeous in its simplicity. Simple and powerful.

    Court

  • 6 months ago

    by Ren

    Beautiful!
    Congrats on the win!

  • 5 months ago

    by Pagan Paul

    Such a heartbreaking write, nicely penned.
    PPx

  • 5 months ago

    by Maple Tree

    Ohhh this poem sank my heart, such beauty mixed with tears....Ugh...Very pretty

  • 5 months ago

    by Tony

    So beautiful. If the sylable count were different they could almost be considered a series of haikus.

  • 5 months ago

    by ddavidd

    You must be painter ( so many poets are) to draw this colourful picture with words.

  • 4 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    The night always resembles the struggles of life and the morning gives another hope. This is so greatly pictured here. This is so beautifully penned, Poetess. Congrats on the win.

  • 3 months ago

    by BlueJay

    Judging comment:

    Not only has this piece captivated a large portion of PnQ this week, but it has also made it's mark on the hearts and minds of many. With imagery so clear that there is no mistake in the scene, and a tone of voice that is both gentle and startling, Poetess has reminded those around her that depression, dark times, and really any other difficult day are just minor experiences they do not hold us back from our potential and they do not taint the beauty of the world around. For such a brief write, this is stunning. So phenomenal that not being recognized this week would be a tragedy.