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Even Nature Succeeds at Overcoming Depression.

Updated on May 22, 2022

One cannot bury nature for long, it always finds a way to regrow.

Never give up no matter how much the weight of the world lays upon you

Mid-Winter, bitter cold,
wood stove blazing 
and begging to hold
more logs that lay
knee deep in 
the snow that day.
So I bundled up warm
and faced the storm
long enough to 
place an old sled
over a flower bed 
by my house.
Then I moved several
pieces of timber
at a time, 
to the top of the sled
stacking them almost 
as high as my head,
and making it easier to fetch
the fuel to warm my bones
Covered in a tarp 
they weathered the winter 
sheltered and dry
as the season passed by.
Up until mid -April
when much to my dismay
on a warm spring day
I noted that there were
tulips and daffodils
in a lovely array
all along my house 
except near the sleigh.
Like a rescue team
frantically working to
uncover an avalanche
I carefully removed 
each log and thick branch
and put them back
where they were before.
Not truly knowing 
what was in store
beneath their 
oppressive weight
for those flowers 
that could not pollinate
and lay in wait
in the dark shadows
of long dead trees.
Much to my delight
when the last 
log was cleared
and the sled set upright
there each flower appeared
in palest shades of green
bent like old 
men and women 
after a long 
inhospitable stay
in a dark 
depressing place.
With only about six inches
of growing room
they stretched from 
their man-made tomb,
Malnourished tendrils 
of milky green
unlike anything 
I've ever seen
reached to the sky above 
through the 
slats of the sled
in nature's labor of love.
Two days later
they began to bloom
freed from the gloom,
into some of the heartiest
tulips and daffodils
that ever burst forth.
Bright yellows and greens
marking a peaceful scene
from what was a 
wooden sarcophagus.
There is a 
lesson to learned
from this simple 
act of endurance.
No matter how 
hard we've yearned 
to free ourselves 
of depression
under the weight of 
things over which 
we have no power.
If we persevere 
eventually a 
path will clear
and we can lift 
our weary heads
and let the sun 
bathe our face.
Much like this
embattled flower bed,
We will begin to 
grow once more
back to a place 
that offers more
than just darkness 
and despair.
Soon enough they 
will wither and die,
leaving offspring buried 
deep in the womb
of Mother Earth
but come next 
spring they will rise
in a glorious rebirth.
If we can but 
simply maintain
our basic needs
when all the 
world around us
fails to heed
the sorrows we bear.
Eventually chance 
or happenstance
will free our soul
from what has 
far too long 
taken control
and we will 
regain the colors
that we cherished so much
before the darkness 
our imprisoned lives.
Or we can stretch 
our weary arms
to someone who has 
experience in uncovering 
our flawed existence,
a caring physician
who will help 
lift off the weight
the wait that 
keeps us down.

© 2010 Matthew Frederick Blowers III


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