Help - ful

This is a poem that represents by struggle with depression for years and how i have begun to overcome it. I have used my experience with this invisible disease as an outlet to relate to others struggling and in doing so I have helped myself and many others which has also lead me to discovering my purpose in life and what i want to do in the future: social work/psychology helping troubled teenagers. It was hard sharing this but what im throwing myself out there...here it goes:

 

 

(H)opeless

Alone

Distraught

Spacey

(E)mpty

Dissociate

 

Dissociate my mind from my body

 

Disconnected

Snapshot

Moment

 

Moment in time in which I find myself mesmerized by the most arbitrary of tasks

 

(L)ethargic

Lonely

(P)ain (–) Paint

 

I would be perfectly content to watch paint dry

 

Focus

Details

 

How interesting it is that once you separate mind from matter, the details jump out

 

Jump

Building

Save

 

Save myself but most importantly…save my friends

 

Why?

When?

What…happened?

 

What is wrong? Let me help you

Associate

Compare

Relate

 

I can relate. I understand. Let me help you.

 

Release

Opening

(F)reedom

 

Free my mind and yours to connect to our bodies once again

 

(U)nited

Connected

Hopeful

 

Hopeless…to hopefull a three-letter difference, a life changing difference

 

(L)ove

Cherish

Prosper

Repeat.

 

 

 

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