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depression
by jeannie d sanders

Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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sigh...

 


 


Depression


 


 


push


heave


 


snow


a low in the landscape of my mind


makes my shoulders groan


rusty hinges


shooting dirty orange pain


to my brain stem


that threatens to shatter in the arctic cold


 


push


heave


 


wind


pinches at my bare skin


slaps and punches


burns


grabs the sharp white grains


and laughs in my ruddy face


by drifting back to where I have already been


 


push


heave


 


sun


coming only in iotas


teases the icy edges of my mood


my left foot begs to be stabbed


and bleed reason


for not needing to go on


in this endless blinding winter


 


push


heave


 


 


2.14.07


jds


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Reviewed by L. Figgins 4/19/2009
Powerful in it's intensity. This one of the best descriptions of the "black dog" I have ever read! Please post again...Lin
Reviewed by Belinda Baker 1/11/2008
Wow, your imagery of this disease is amazing put. I have suffered with Manic Depression for over 6 years now. I have wrote so many poems about this disease and how it effects myself and everyone around me.
I just feel the pain in your words--honestly I do.

Belinda
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 2/15/2007
It is a damn blighter to have, the main thing is to reach out..
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