Wayne Leon Learmond

(12th March 1963 / Liverpool)

Depression (Like a ten-ton truck)


Depression hits you
Like a ten-ton truck.

One minute you are down
Then you are up.

With depression
there is no in-between.

You are in a dark tunnel
with no light to be seen.

You try to pull through
Try to cheer up.

You are sick of people
telling you:
'Enough is enough.'

It's energy-sapping
And you're always feeling rough.

When you're feeling worthless
friends and family you can't trust.

They are hanging around
Making a scene.

You know that they are worried -
still - you want them to leave.

Depression
is a very selfish
'State of Mind'.

But when you got Depression
no other 'State' can you find

When people say to you:
'It's time to cheer up.'

That is when it hits you
Like a ten-ton truck...

Submitted: Monday, August 14, 2006
Edited: Wednesday, August 25, 2010

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  • Ershad Mazumder (6/19/2008 10:47:00 PM)

    God has created humanbeing out of extreme love. Basic priciple of life is love. So do not create a space for depression.
    One minute of depression means 60 seconds of wastage of life. (Report) Reply

  • Vallerie Lobell (8/14/2006 12:09:00 PM)

    It is sad that it is so true....it is not the 'State' we choose but is thrust upon us....I hear you (Report) Reply

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