It moves through me,
In waves it collapses over me,
Like a crushing landslide,
It consumes me,
Until I am once more,
A broken pile on the floor.
Depression has a face.
Like a virus, it invades its host.
It sucks the lifeblood hard and fast,
Destructive and devastating it breaks down,
All joy and content taken,
Snatched away from its owner,
Left alone to suffer in the dark,
Loud and chocked,
My body shakes as the tears emerge,
It is muted and it causes fright,
In a darkness,
Black as night.
It all rings true,
Just trying to make it through,
Just wanting a world that’s brand new.
Hayley Geri 2017 ©
I know this isant the kind of thing I normally post, but I needed to say it. To everyone out there who’s struggling with their mental health, I just want you to know I’m here if you need. I know it sounds like a random thing to say. But tonight when I was at my worst a stranger reached out to me and I couldn’t be more thankful.
Please know I think you’re one of the strongest people out there. Your battle is one that should be applauded, because it is one of the hardest you’ll ever fight. You are amazing in my eyes and I’m so proud of you.