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An Epidemic Of Melancholy Proportions

an epidemic of melancholy proportions
is sweeping through many societies countries
despair dejection sadness misery hopelessness
are recession downturn decline consequences

suicide globally haunts many countries cultures
suicide globally engulfs preys upon countries cultures

many countries cultures ethnic societies
never even developed coined a word for depression
yet globally according to recent studies
fifty percent of women suffer episodes of depression

yearly mainly
each at least
a single episode

as opposed
to only ten
percent of men

ask the question
is depression
an issue the world

should take seriously...

one million people a year
are cured permanently
one million people a year succeed
in their attempts at suicide

issue depression needs countries cultures to address
society wide ways to address negative mind problems
depression has become a diabolical mind field killer
when will we learn to honour all our human family?

Submitted: Thursday, October 11, 2012
Edited: Friday, October 12, 2012


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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Written in October 2012 on the 12.10.2012.
See also the poem 'State Of 20th Century Man'.
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Copyright © Terence George Craddock

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  • Anita Sehgal (10/12/2012 12:41:00 AM)

    today's frightening scenario.... when will we realize the world is one... so much bitterness... so well brought out

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