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
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.
9 months ago
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.
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.