There's but one way through ...

My Light is in there somewhere
My Light is in there somewhere

Depression is but the tunnel itself
a name for a symptom we can but suppose
And yet the darkened passages require that we
make our way with
what we can
or what we have left


Feeling my way within the darkness is
all that I could come up with
And yet I stand back and
clear my eyes with rubbing
fists
And just for a moment
just one
I can see my way
however vaguely f
orward
always forward

And even in those days of sun
and glorious warmth
I can feel a certain addiction
to this insatiable
affliction
Or ......maybe thats just the easy way out
to give in and crawl
inwards
however uncertainly
however far

That's was my way and for far too long
it worked
curling up in primal fear
burying my head
in the lining of my
blanketed
existence
and screaming in
silence

And in the end if thats what I
dare call it I learned buy one
true lesson To never
never
stop moving
Because and only
because
There is but one way through

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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Well done friend. I have never met nor heard of a great person that did not suffer the affliction.

The song goes something like this (ccr)

well you wake up in the morning to the work bell ring, they march you to the table to the same old thing, piece of bread upon the table and ain't no butter in the pan, but you better not complain boy, you get in trouble with the man. Well sometimes we have to just keep on moving.


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chrisnstar 3 years ago

As a depressive, I can say that you nailed it. Well done. xx


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Eric , Creedence Clearwater YES , loved them boys for one ....lol....Thank you kind sir !


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Well written advice. Congratulations and thank you.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

chrisnstar, Why do i think you're ahorsback !.....Thank you !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Mhatter , Thank you sir !...............:-}


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B. Leekley 3 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Up and Interesting. Well expressed.


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Stina Caxe 3 years ago from Virginia

My therapist thinks I am depressed, I can definitely relate to the feelings. It really is something you have to find a way through and get over.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

B Leekley Thank you soo much !,,,,,,,,,,Ed


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Stina , Its worth the taking of the pill !.........write on girl !...........:-]


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

This one is too sad and negative for me, today. There should never be "only one way" in, or through or out!! We have to be better and smarter to survive and go forward....but your poetry is always amazing....positive or a bit sad........UP+++


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

fpherj, Getting through depression is a dark journey sometimes , Thank you for sharing !


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gerrytan 3 years ago from Toms River NJ

I have had depression for years and years. You have really gotten it right. So right, I might think that you are a depressive. Great work.

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