DEPRESSION

 

Alltoooftenlife'sgreathopes,

getoverwhelmedbylife'sdespair;

Depressionloomsoverabeing,†††

likeastormsetintheair.

 

Thefogofwoemaymisttheheart,†††

hidingjoylikecloudsdothesun;

Cryingtearsdownliketherain,

stealingthedayoutfromourfun.

 

Eventhenormalpleasuresmayhavelosttheirtouch,†††

asiftheflowershavenomoresmell;

Thenectarsoflifeforbidtheirtaste,

negatingourlifetohell.

 

Melancholysingsnosongsoflove,†††

asintimacyisleftalone;

Wininganddiningcan'tmaskthisdisgruntle,†††

norcandrugsdisguisethismoan.

 

Perhapsitsasignofasoullooseningitsgrip,†††

orafearofthedeathofthebody;

Aglimpseintoourform'sfinitude,

oureternitysmotheredbytheungodly.

 

Sometimesthereisaquestion,

whethertoweatherthislifeornot;

Suicidemaybecomeanoption,†††

toendthisdrama'splot.

 

Orwhenweturnourangerinward,

andhateourego'sway;

Thismayalsobringdepression,†††

thathidesthetrueself'ssay.

 

Therearemanywhohaveadepressedreaction,†††

toalifeevent;

Adeath,divorce,ortheweightofdebt,†††

addssorrowtowhatFatehassent.

 

Opraywhatcanbringusbacktolife,

andputthetastebacktoourtongue;

Guaranteeourheart'scontent,

soourlifesongmaybesung?

 

What canintriguethezestforliving†††

andcleartheskiesofstorms;

Whocanreallydryourtears,†††

andforsakethatwhichisforlorn?

 

 

 

 

Truly,noonebutourselvescanhelp†††

seelightwherethereisdarkness;

Especiallyifoureyesareclosed,†††

tohideusfromthestarkness.

 

Anwhenourweaknessofwilladdsweighttoourbones,†††

andcynicismtarnishesourmind;

Nopillorpotioncanrenigthisturmoil,

andundothiskarmicbind.

 

Everylifehasitsupsanddowns,†††

asdoestheclimatewhichcoverstheearth;

Alwayswemustbearoutthestorms,†††

andrealizetheirdepressingworth.

 

Forwithoutstormsourlanddriesup,

yieldingnocropstoreaporsow.

Perhapsthesamewiththestormsofourheart,

whichmaynurtureourfruitstogrow.

Someofusshareinthesorrow,†††

ofaworldsetindepression;

Disease,famine,tyranny,greed,

aretryingtoteachusalesson.

 

Thelessonofcaringforlife,†††

asthemostpreciousgiftofall;

Withlove,inpeace,maywecherishlife,†††

asaserviceofoursoul.

 

Forwhatislifewithoutlove,†††

butanempty,tragicexistence;

Alifewithloveandcaring,†††

overcomesdepressionísresistance.

 

Melancholymaybechemical,†††

andhavesomeresponsetomedication;

Butpillsarenoexcuseforlove,†††

thatprovesthesoul'sdedication.

 

So,ifonefindshimselfadrowning,†††

inthewoosandwoesoflife;

Tryloveastheessentialremedy,†††

todefeatbittermelancholy'sstrife.

 

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