John Henry killed my Depression

by Maple Tree   Mar 21, 2018

My depression suffocated me
day after first spring and our last snow.

I deal with pain in silence as birds sing;
she will join them soon and I will never
accept this devistation. ...

An eighty year old angel sat beside me;
A few minutes of waiting for the bus-
he spoke "you from here" he whispered along
with kindness and small talk; his eyes darkened
as did mine.

"I lost my twin babies in a drowning"
he knew my suffering and shared his. ..

"You never recover young lady, you just keep walking"; his cane kept him steady as he climbed into the bus.

I didn't have to tell him she's dying, because we share the same depression, he's just a bit more seasoned than I. ...


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  • 9 months ago

    by Brenda

    Oh Andrea, I'm gutted by this write. This man, this stranger, just knew. It's like he was sent for you, at that moment, in this time, a fellow traveler to provide a moment of respite in this nightmare you are living. I think in our lives there are people or animals that are sent to us, to comfort us or just to say hello. This has me all miscombogulated. Hugs my friend-

  • 9 months ago

    by Acoustic Odyssey

    Such rawness and emotion.. heartbreaking. It's interesting how strangers can provide that tiny bit of comfort we didn't think was possible. Sending you all the love and light!!

  • 9 months ago

    by Em (marmite)

    My heart </3

  • 9 months ago

    by Michael

    Such sadness Andrea, beautifully written

    much love and warmth
    Michael x

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