Sometimes I fall in slow motion

Like silently sinking to the bottom of the ocean

Sometimes I fall so fast

So fast…. I almost get whiplash

But it all ends….. in the same dark hole of despair

Desperately reaching and gasping for air

The dark memories of my past come flooding back

The voices in my head paralyze me as they attack

When I feel stuck……lost and alone

With shame spiraling me into the zone

How do I help myself?

Where is my courage?

I look and listen to the little things

The sounds of my children laughing, my wedding rings

It’s on love that I rely

Their love is strong and raises me high

It helps me find my way again

A hug, a smile, a talk with a friend

Slowly I crawl myself out of that hole

My face turning to the sun that depression stole

I want to stay in the light all the time

But anxiety and depression steel it, a crime

I have to hold on to those I love

So I don’t lose myself and come undone.

I tell myself just breathe and remind myself, I am loved

Things will get better and I am loved….I am loved!

                                                        Mellieah B.

How do you find your courage?

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