Sunday, May 15, 2016

Depression


A mental state
Where no one understands
Where life turns grey
And all colors fade
And grey becomes black
Until there is total darkness

A burden to bear
When no one can see
The weight so large
And the mind so dead
But an empty soul
Vanishing away

Does anyone notice?
How depressed a neighbor is
Or we hide our noses indoors
And avoid to relate
Until the trigger wakes us at night
To the loss of a depressed one

What would it cost you?
To ask 'Are you alright?'
And lend a listening ear
A sigh or a nod
Can save a life
And cure a depressed soul.