Inside the endless night
I’m prisoner to the poisonous ways
Depression has to take root
And blackout your days.
Insidious and random,
The victims are too many to count.
Discovering at some dreadful point
This disorder, this jail, won’t let you out.
Giving in to the immense black hollow
Is easy and sometimes we do.
I’ll try to come back,
To be the person I once knew.
It’s such an long fight
When it’s burrowed so deep.
Your mind, the your soul.
What else can you keep?
I will feel worthless and I’ll stumble
And fall down the long flight of steps
That lead the way back
To the light that signals success.
I hope when I get there,
Because I have to believe that I will,
That you’ll be waiting,
In love with me still.
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