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by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

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unless you have walked in my shoes
you can't know what i'm going through

unless you've seen the things i've seen
you don't know what my life has been

unless you've trod the road i'm on
you can't say that all hope's not gone

unless you've been there, in my place
you cannot judge me, to my face

unless you bear the scars i do
you can't know what i have gone through

the pain i feel...the tears i cry
sadness darkens my world...my sky
* * * * * * *
depression is a devastating condition.
i've dealt with it in the past, and
sometimes, when life threatens to ov-
erwhelm, it raises its ugly head. i
battle this dragon every single day
of my life. most days, i keep it at
bay...but there are days when i'm
just too tired to fight.

don't tell someone who suffers from
depression to "just get over it." it
isn't that simple. encourage them to
talk...to you, to someone they trust,
to a professional counselor.

the battle can be won...i know

(((HUGS))) and love,

karla. :)



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Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 7/8/2003
Oh Karla this was so toucing, keep up the great work, and whenever you eed to talk you know how to reach me.
(Hugs))))
~Michelle~
Reviewed by serenety L 7/8/2003
Oh karla, this was so touching. I feel for you. Please look after yourself and stay strong, okay.
Love
Nico
Reviewed by Steve Joos 7/8/2003
Good one. This should give us all something to think about.Good advice.
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 7/7/2003
Excellent advice Karla, I loved this,

Reindeer
Reviewed by Handsum Hart 7/7/2003
a very thoughtful write, take care
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 7/7/2003
I understand this so well! How many times depression has threatened to overwhelm me! But as the years have gone by it lessened. Now as they keep going by it increases. But I can deal with it usually. I do understand. Hugs............ Bill
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 7/7/2003
Great advice and wow what can I say? you have placed into words an emotion that is not easy to display. GREAT WRITE!
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 7/7/2003
You are absolutely right, if one could just "Get over it" they would have already done so. Good Write.
Reviewed by john zimmerman 7/7/2003
i know that dragon a little too well
good write

john+
Reviewed by Bianca Boonstra 7/7/2003
(((hugs)))
Reviewed by Vesna Blueflame 7/7/2003
..there is a saying that the American Natives have..unless you walk one day in my mocasins you cannot know me....hmmm...in so many cultures the same thing is said...wonder why?...ah yes..I recall ANOTHER as having said 'Do not judge lest you be judged'...hmmm..maybe it's time we took notice of these words.
Excellent write...
Vesna
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/6/2003
This is powerful Karla!!

love
Tinka
Reviewed by jude forese 7/6/2003
powerfully expressed!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 7/6/2003
Excellent write Karla! None of us can know what any indiviual goes through, for we all react differently, we can only judge by what we feel, and it's never the same;-)
Reviewed by Jack Roberts 7/6/2003
Very nice write Karla!!!!!

Jack
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 7/6/2003
Such bittersweet truth and I also know this all too well. Thank you for the write. ~Z~
Reviewed by T. Emilie Dybevik (Reader) 7/6/2003

I love your love. These thought are mine exactly...that is why they do such a wonderful job of slapping reality right on the reader! Stated so well.

Thanks,
Emilie
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/6/2003
so true, karla; one can't possibly understand what you are going through "unless they have walked in your shoes". i am sorry you have had to endure depression; know that i am there for you, and if you ever need to talk, i'm there; i'll listen and try to support you in the best way i can! (((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, karen lynn. :( >tears < wonderful emotive write! well done!
Reviewed by Robert Blackwell (Reader) 7/6/2003
{{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}} Always. All the time.

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