Photo courtesy of COCOMARIPOSA and is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
Like a thief at night, I entered your heart
I sampled your thoughts and broke them apart
I pulled up a veil to cover your joy
I enlisted The Negative Army to aid and employ
More negative intities to arrest your light
And make all days seem dark, although they are bright
My army of entities brought blind folds and rope
To bind all your joy and blind all your hope
Because you are not smart as you thought you were
You forgot your reality, thus I became your connoisseur
I simply awaited for that dark dismal, yet really bright day
When life was fine; thus you forgot to be thankful and pray
When all of a sudden in your mist of content
I snuck into your mind, Oh! not by sheer accident
For my purpose was to vanquish all optomist from your mind
To leave you deserted, lost, humbled and blind
What seemed happy and wonderful now seems so bleak
What you craved on yesterday, you don't even seek
You can not foresee another sunshine tomorrow
For your forcast is shadowed by self sadness and sorrow
But if you really look at the blessings bestowed upon life
You would vanish me quickly; dismiss the false strife
Realize the reality of beauty and light
Know that nothing is more important than the love for your life
But the repetitive thoughts, and high walls of oppression
Sustain only a dismal past and no future possession.
Of the happines and love you once grasped so well
By the absense of love; this is your earthly hell
And melancholic thoughts and memories have become an obsession
You ask who am I to be so evil? I am the deadly spirit of Depression.
The phenominal art displayed at the top of this post was created by a very talented artist, COCOMARIPOSA and is titled, "The Five Stages of Grief (Depression #4)" The series is very creative; I suggest you visit.
Symtoms of Depression are:
If you or a love one is experiencing symtoms of depression, I strongly suggest that you seek medical attention because usually by the time we realize our depressed state, we are in need of at least a temporary boost to get our brain chemicals back on track. If you believe you can handle this yourself, please try to talk to someone and of course embrace your spiritual self.
I have found spirituality to be a profound cure for depression; however, spirituality is a personal choice - and in states of depression, normally we are incapable of allowing the light to shine without help. But once back on track; I have found spirituality, as in embracing love, to be the best preventive measure known. The following are a few web sites that you may want to visit if you feel you are experiencing grief or depression: