David McCannon

Depression Is Blind - Poem by David McCannon

Depression is blind, because you can’t see hope. The light is blocked by the eclipse of your soul. ~David Wayne McCannon

July 13,2010

You are totally blind during the eclipse of Major Depression. You have to walk through a dark valley and there is no light of hope in site. Along this walk you must get around some major road blocks that are invisible to the naked eye. The road blacks are self hate, the forest of internal anger, and the deep pit of the hurts of life.

Because of the darkness we can’t see that there are others who are there with us along the way. Because of the darkness you have injured yourself. You are afraid to reach out for help, and you feel totally helpless. The light of joy seems like it will never shine again. We must work our way through the darkness. We must let go the anger inside our mind, because it caused the eclipse. We must move our minds from the darkness within to the light that is outside of us.

We can’t do this by ourselves. Our Higher Power must take us by the hand and He can guide us out of the darkness. We may need to reach out to a professional for help. We may need a medicine to help the eclipse to end. And it does come to an end. You can’t snap out of it; you must work to regain joy and happiness in you life. Weather genetics made us prone to it, or a life changing event, we have to work our way out of depression. We develop bad coping skills that feed our tendency to become depressed. We must accept the fact we are ill. We must reach out for help. We must learn to love and accept our lives as we are. God can help you with this. Cast all your cares on Him.

David Wayne McCannon

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 14, 2010

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