My thoughts in poem

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Step inside my mind, and tell me what you see.

Are there dreams with happy endings?

Is there light above the trees?

Do streams and rivers flow? And happiness abound?

Does love’s path last eternal?  Is it really all around


For all I see is darkness, a hazy mist of gloom.

A life filled with depression, failure, neglect, my tune.

I want to be like others, and share their ups n downs

But for me the ups aren’t present, and in the downs, I drown.

Help is all I ask for.  Help is what I need.

Help and understanding, but should I have to plead?

I’ve cried, I’ve fought, I’ve tried so hard to explain,

What goes on inside my head, so am I just insane?

Thinking that I can live a “normal” life, 2.2 kids, a house with a wife.

Why not? I am “normal!”  Depression is real.

Something I’ve tried all my life to conceal.


But it’s out and I’m glad, no more keeping it hidden

Like a some dark secret whose talk is forbidden

I am not contagious, but avoid if you want to,

For I know that that, is a reflection on you.


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    I think your poem is beautiful.  You have a real gift Deaver.  
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  • Posted

    I think you've hit the nail on the head and it's helped me realise how my husband must be feeling right now.  Thank you
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