I read, a couple of months ago, the views of a fellow ‘depression sufferer.’ She was going to be giving a talk locally about mental health, so I did a little bit of background reading before deciding on whether I would go along to listen. What I read, despite being supposedly the thoughts of somebody […]
Emptiness, hopelessness, darkness No light at the end of the tunnel No end to this torment in sight I turn back but the passage crumbles No way to pass the ruin and rubble So onwards through the dark I stumble Arms outstretched, my hands groping Blindly I press on just hoping The next […]
This is my house But it ain’t my home My family’s here But I’m all alone It’s where I dwell But not where live To find a home Is my dying wish
What am I? Who am I?
I was inspired to write this by Ana’s post Mask, in @bitter sweet diary. We all wear masks: to hide behind; to pretend we are someone else – for comedic, dramatic or other purposes; to live another life. We paint over damaged walls, to mask the cracks. We say words we do not believe, to […]
“I’m no good at writing.” “I can’t find the right words.” “It wouldn’t be as good as yours.” I keep hearing excuses such as these. People tell me that they’d love to write poetry, but they won’t simply because they feel it wouldn’t be good enough.
People often mistakenly see my openness about my depression as a cry for help, or a method of attention seeking. They think that those who are genuinely depressed don’t talk about it and try to hide it, as though it’s something to be ashamed or embarrassed about. Some are ashamed or embarrassed, but that’s because of how society still treats […]
I’m standing on the beach And I’m looking out to sea Several thousand miles of ocean Stand between you and me Last night I had a dream I saw inside my mind I was lying on the sand And you were by my side This is not a love song I don’t want […]