I Am

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Tucked away from the view of the world

I am 

Locked out of sight of those that do judge

I am

Riddled with contempt of other’s strength

I am

Hiding my face and refusing to let anyone see 

I am

Afraid to breathe lest I divulge my hiding place

I am

Breaking people in two and families asunder

I am

Ensnared by the turmoil that eats away inside

I am 

Fallen from the light into the darkest of times

I am

My name spoken on the lips of the persecuted

I am… Depression©

by Mac

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Rain Upon My Soul

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My soul is thirsty but I have no more to give

The spring has all but dried up within me

My body decays as I long for this quenching

How am I to live in this state of utter need?

To thrive as everything around me withers

The living among this wasteland of the dead

Exposed to emotions of loss and utter pain

I pray for rain to come and relieve my soul

Tears that will wash away the dust and filth

Revealing new growth and revitalizing the old

Changing that which I was into what I will be

Newness of life and a soul once again full of joy

I must hope, I must believe, I must have faith

If the rain does not come I fear all will be lost©

by Mac

 

 

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Strength In Love

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by SBDMB (MM)

Light peaks across the horizon and festive tones of amber bloom

Gently I look to you and watch the hues caress your features

Knowing that all will be well wherever the darkness is no longer

Washing away all impurities and taking away all of your pain

Golden embers of fire in your soul will ignite once again as flames

You shall come forth as a phoenix with power born of strife

Heartache may be your bedfellow but overcoming is your soul mate

Exhaustion looms and threatens to overtake you once again

Hold fast and look to me for strength as you walk this path of life

For I am Love and I am here to guide you along your way

©by Mac

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I Want A Refund

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No deposit and no returns

I can’t believe how life burns

Chews me up and spits me out

Of its intentions I have little doubt

It makes me suffer and wants my soul

Leaving me to feel like I have no control

Still I’m caught up in what is the game of life

And it is forever and ever going to cause me strife

But what is easy has so very few forms of worth

So as long as I am allowed to be here on earth

I am choosing to live each and every minute

Like I am existing in life’s game to win it

One foot in front of the other every day

It’s beautifully molding me like clay

My hopes and dreams I will revive

Repaying me so that I can thrive

by Mac©

 

 

 

 

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Your Love

Your love is unconditional, no matter how I feel

If I need some attention, you come and help me heel

When life gets all distorted, and things get rough

Your love shines a light, makes me feel I’m enough

Days get dark and dreary, emotions come to stay

Willow my little angel, you help brighten up my day©

by Mac

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Willow© by SBDMB (MM)

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An Ode To Depression

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I let you in, under my skin

Keeping you all for all time, but became a mime

Inviting you to go, you said no

Then want you to stay, hope I can live this way

A bird in a cage, filled with rage

Damn depression you suck, with you I’m stuck

Confusing my reality, set me free

The cycle is just insane, but yet you’re my bane

I push you away, beg you to stay

I must except this reality, you’ll never let me be

Afraid what I’ll find, in my mind

The fog keeps me in denial, it makes me so vile

Continuing I cope, filled with hope

That one day I’ll be free, no longer a you and me©

by Mac

 

 

 

 

 

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The Long Haul

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I’m in it for the long haul

Catching you when you fall

I promise to always be there

Forever and a day is what I share

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And if you ever doubt my voice

Just know my heart has no choice

No matter what, this love will go on

Because it’s not a sprint it’s a marathon©

by Mac 

 

 

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