In the last couple of days, some amazing friends of mine reminded me that it is the little victories that I must focus on. Whether it’s being able to make a real dinner for my family for the first time in a couple of weeks, cleaning up something that has just been too hard for me to tackle lately, or making it a full day at work. Sometimes it’s as simple as getting my hair washed. Some of the hardships that come with depression are very ugly. Without a clear topic in my head this week for a blog I decided to write a poem.
In the winks of an eye
A hand wave goodbye
Little by little many parts of me died
Dredging daily through pain
So much of me dripping in shame
Waiting impatiently to surface again
Where did me go
You are somewhere out there I know
Relying on faith, time, purpose and hope.
A broken life taught
A better one now sought
And getting it depends on how hard I’ve fought.
Escaping is what appears right
When things are so far out of sight
All the while life is in mid flight
Come back to me
Please set me free
I’m dying inside just yearning to be
Peace comes and goes
The memories now froze
Of a time that has changed me more than you know