10/19/10

Magpie Tales

I’m not supposed to talk about depression, about the heavy weight that tugs upon me. 
We are well. We are strong. We are just…fine.

So I crawl into my bed. Very sleepy.
I say.
Just tired. Run down.

But the covers do not hide me from myself.
Sleep does not make it go away.
My perceptions are distorted.  Twisted.

And it takes me a while to see past.

And it takes a while to see past it.

29 comments:

  1. Depression is one of the hardest things to deal with. It's all consuming. I like what you did with this prompt.

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  2. depression is a powerful emotion. and if unrecognized or ignored, can be pretty destructive. it does take time... and lots of loving care.

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  3. A great piece of writing! I think you will connect with my category called "Meditation"...some of it is quite uplifting.

    Gio

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  4. depression makes poets storywriters of some ordinary people.....and depression makes life waste for some....its how you rise from it all that matters

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  5. a feeling I can see into. So complex at times.

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  6. You wrote this so well ... Just tired. Run down...We are just…fine. all of it, really well done!

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  7. Movingly and succinctly put. I am impressed.

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  8. Dear PP: Depression sucks the soul from a person. Time to reclaim once finding those depression triggers rooted often in the past reflections that never stop their impact on the present! Great poem!

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  9. This is a beautiful and too accurate portrayal of depression. The false face we put on (even for ourselves), the time it takes to realize what's really going on, the weight and exhaustion of it.

    You captured it perfectly. I hope that in your journey you continue to make strides and have new insights such as this one.

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  10. Depression is not easy. I hope u will get the support u need 2 make it through.

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  11. So moving because it is so very real.

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  12. Depression, I've been there and dread its return. So truthfully written, it does take awhile, doesn't it, to really "see" and move past...

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  13. powerful and true...depression is the hardest thing to deal with ..only in sleep,in our dreams we can relax..nice ending

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  14. It is some comforting to know that so many people understand depression. Thank you so much for your comments.

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  15. Your words give voice to feelings that so many people can identify with. Good writing!

    My Magpie

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  16. it does take awhile to come through the other side.

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  17. A beautifully written poem. I liked the formatting, the fonts that make certain words/ phrases stand out, and especially I liked how this (the following) made me think, and nod my head:

    My perceptions are distorted. Twisted.

    And it takes me a while to see past.

    And it takes a while to see past it.


    Thank you.

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  18. Very truly stated..I could feel this..

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  19. creative word play,
    you made it,
    powerful imagery flashes into mind along the lines.
    cool magpie.

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  20. Interesting word play here. Nice Mag. Love and Light, Sender

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  21. Very well captured. It is true that depression isn't really talked about. Sad.

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  22. nice. the repitition in the end adds much to the feeling in this the hardness in getting through the feelings of depression...

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  23. ..it takes a while to see past it...this line resonates within me..very nice, self-reflective write

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  24. Depression can take a while to pass but the thing to always remember is that it can & does pass!
    This was a very brave & honest Magpie and something I am sure that many of your readers may be able to relate to on some level.

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  25. yes, it is a well written poem with an opening line that begs for more... not to be disappointed true to the last line... rainy curtain

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  26. Depression can be like bricks on the soul...very devestating...you captured it well in your words.

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