This year has had a powerful impact on our lives physically, mentally and emotionally. For those who already suffer from chronic depression, it has been even more complicated. Vashti Quiroz-Vega brings this into perspective in her powerful poem in response to this week’s Colleen Chesebro poetry challenge.
It’s the third week of the month! Time for Colleen’s Poetry Challenge‘s Ekphrastic Photo Prompt!
The Saddest Leave The Least Of Clues
Depression sneaks up when least expected
What you once had seems far above you
as you spiral into darkness
sapping your life of meaning
but you smile all the time
though you’re rarely fine
You leave no clues
“Real depression is when you stop loving the things you love.”
When I saw the image chosen by Author, D. Wallace Peach it reminded me of a beautiful soul who couldn’t see her ethereal beauty in the water because she was shrouded by the darkness of depression. I have several loved ones who suffer from depression. This poem is dedicated to…
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