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(16 December 1943 / Nottingham)

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Depression

HE's blanked my Mind yet again,
Why cannot I find the words?
Has Depression taken hold once more,
With no Willpower to knock it to the floor?

I am depressed, I admit it now,
Writing poetry usually lifts my spirits,
But problems imminent there are,
And without answers my heart aint in it.

Will I be made homeless within days?
Or will it take weeks, or when? I say,
My future's in another's hands,
Should I cry, or should I pray?

My cable-tow is running out,
The noose slips around my neck,
For dismal lies the days ahead,
Is it safe to get out of bed?

This poem is difficult to write,
The gloom cloud hangs above,
If I could only find the strength,
To give my depression a great big shove.

Copyright (c) Jonathan Goldman [JGthepoet] - 2 January 2006

Submitted: Monday, January 02, 2006
Edited: Tuesday, February 21, 2012


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  • Linda Hepner (1/3/2006 1:42:00 AM)

    I add my voice to Charles Chaim Wax. You can do it, Jonathan, and I for one am rooting for you!

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  • Charles Chaim Wax (1/2/2006 6:48:00 PM)

    an honest poem
    sharing with all the world
    the terrible mood
    which sinks your heart
    like a giant rock
    in ten thousand feet of water
    but,
    a poet's task
    is to write poetry
    and tomorrow
    you shall create another
    fine poem

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