I’m not sad
Sad, I think, I could do.
Sad doesn’t crowd in during the threadbare hours
To chase you out of yourself,
It doesn’t turn out the lights
One by one.
Sad doesn’t steal everything you care about
And taunt you
Because you can’t find their whereabouts.
Sad isn’t a menace
Threatening to stay by your side
Sad doesn’t convince you to abandon all hope –
All love –
Sad doesn’t take your life away
Until the only thing left to do
Is jump off the cliff edge it has led you to.
Sad is sad. It’s the opposite of happy.
Depression is depression. It’s the opposite of well.
©WeeGee 2012. All rights reserved.
Based on an original work published at https://weegeemcscot.wordpress.com/
16 thoughts on “Last one”
Just… wow, what can I say. So accurate, so well written and done in a way which explains the difference between sad and depression that can often be so hard to portray to others. Well done x
This is probably the most eloquent and apt description of depression that I’ve read. Beautiful; true; tragic.
Thank you lovely. I’m glad it spoke to you.
Thank you for sharing these! Enjoyed reading..xx
Post more poems if you have any, please.
Love Dotty xxx
I’m sure I’ll have a few from time to time 🙂
Love WeeGee xx
PS Welcome back!
you explained it so well, this is an incredible poem! having said that, how are you doing?
Thank you. And I think I’m doing okay. I think! Hope you are too? xx
glad to hear it, i am pretty good today and i’ll take that!
yes, absolutely yes.
Hello! Nice to see you xx
((((hugs)))) I enjoyed reading them, thank you xxx
You’re welcome and thank YOU xx
love it because you struck a chord with me…depression sucks, to put it bluntly
That’s it in a nutshell isn’t it? Depression sucks xx