burst

depression sat
like a big black hat
like a pat becoming a push
like a turd fresh from the tush

but why give into that
I’m not a doormat
or a self-serving cat
why stay so gruesomely flat

so I’m out with my bat
striking hard with a whack
flatten that selfish brat
bringing my sunshine back

life’s too short to wallow
coz it only leaves me hollow
and I’m far better than that
so why give in to the rat

let life burst forth
love joy and hope are first
turmoil can’t swallow
my heart I shall follow!

23 comments

  1. I’m Smiling to myself Kate… I think you’ve been reading my mind…. yes these are oppressing times….
    I adore this stanza….

    ” so I’m out with my bat
    striking hard with a whack
    flatten that selfish brat
    bringing my sunshine back”

    I’ll have to rummage around in the shed and find my old cricket, I’ve not had a whack for years…

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  2. The simplest and also the more difficult path – being true to yourself! I went to the thrift store and bought a pair of leggings and thought of you – they are all over little roses in red, pink, and coral!

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  3. A wise poem on how to avoid depressive thoughts, how to defend yourself from bad news and turn it into positive thinking.
    I greet and embrace a man full of love and goodness.

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  4. Too right! Depression is always lurking in the background, just waiting to claim us. But that doesn’t mean we have to give in to it. Life is for living, we just have to be brave enough to stare the beast down and move, always, toward the light!

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