Torture of the Mind

by BrownEyedBabe   Nov 20, 2018

Good morrow world
The sun is bright
No clouds to mar the sky
Blink but once
The light it flees
Darkness moves in with a cry
Close your eyes
Hold your breath
Plea for light once more
Sit in fear
Of all the demons
Darkness has in store
A little giggle
The loving face
Of a precious little soul
A tiny embrace
That's all it takes
To make your heart again feel whole
A light bulb blows
The coffee's cold
And dark creeps in once more
And now you sit
All but paralyzed
Staring at the door
The little smiles
The worried eyes
Of children, so soft, so sweet
Are you okay?
Please come play with me"
"Not right now
Baby, please go play
Just give mama a little time"
Instead they stay
They kiss your face
And once again you're fine
When the world's collapsed in darkness
Fearing you'll be forever stuck in night
The love and compassion of tiny souls
Is the brightest shining light
Until it's not


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  • 2 weeks ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    Congrats on the win, powerful piece and I send all my support and love to you.

  • 2 weeks ago

    by Darren

    Congrats on the win, much deserved

  • 2 weeks ago

    by The Prince

    A touching and bitter account of depression - something we can all relate to in some way. Congratulations! Your writing was brutal and chaotic in form, but soft in language.

  • 2 weeks ago

    by Jamie

    Congrats on your win

  • 3 weeks ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    Thank you for sharing this and I wish more people could understand how debilitating depression can be sometimes. None of us ask for it. I am not a mother but I send light and hope your way. I don't think I would understand the severity or depth of depression even as a a teenager... I didn't understand that's what I was dealing with until I was diagnosed in college. So I can only imagine it makes it even more complicated wanting to protect a child's innocence but also let them know you're trying your best and it's not so simple to explain. Most of us do the best we can with what we are given. There are few words for how that darkness can come into our lives when we just want to live the best life with our family, friends and ones we love.

    Thinking of you! <3

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