Gwen Maffia


Depression - Poem by Gwen Maffia

For Michelle-the light of my life
'Depression' reflects an emotionally painful time in my life. This poem is dedicated to my daughter, my source of inspiration whose strength & courage have kept me grounded. It is also dedicated to my sister whose love, wisdom, & support helped me to never give up.

pain, fear, confusion
escape is nothing new
struggle overwhelming
transparent clouds of blue
bleak, dark, grim
sharp edges of despair
invasion of the mind and soul
forbidden tender care
prisoner of illusion
helpless from within
shattered glass, broken dreams
unsparing silent sin
silver waves of peril
rush upon the shore
cryptic trepidation
found its way once more
in solitude
invisible
fallen from the storm
unimagined turmoil
compels the newfound norm
the battle of the illness
the curse it fights at will
burning hearts, restless minds
weep twilight tears that fill
hang on, hold tight, be strong
light suddenly appears
fragile rays of hope lost between the tears
foreign shades of rainbow
dance across the sky
chilling thoughts of terror
disappear and die
happiness awaits, the road ahead is long
your strength
our love
new dreams
a gift
come back where you belong


Comments about Depression by Gwen Maffia

  • (10/31/2007 11:28:00 AM)


    Wow.
    This is really powerful,
    thankyou for sharing it,
    Benjamin
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 21, 2011


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