Depression: A to Z poem

An A to Z poem is not something I had any awareness of until I saw it on another person’s blog (apologies I can’t remember who). It’s like an acrostic poem except the significant letters list the alphabet instead of spelling out a word.  In my desire to master ‘all things poetry’ I am willing to try any, and every, poetic form, structure and writing style.

Depression: A to Z poem

Blinkered by emotion
Caught up in thoughts, and
Dwelling on fears, we are
Existing not living
Freedom bound by lethargy
Grieving for the loss of who we used to be
Hating ourselves for failing
In life, in everything
Judgement rains down on us, like
Knives, their blades piercing
Lacerating heart and mind
Monday morning dawns
No hope that this week will be different
Oblivious to the world outside
Passing us by, we
Question and doubt ourselves
Remaining isolated
Trusting no one, not even ourselves
Unable to do anything
Vacantly we stare ahead
Watching nothing
eXcept the tears that fall from our eyes
Yearning to be free from this
Zombie-like existence

copyright © 2018 Karen Horsley

[I could have worked an authentic X-word into it, but it would have been very contrived… I will use eX-words in any and all A to Z poetry]


7 comments on “Depression: A to Z poem”
    1. Karen says:

      Thank you 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  1. Em says:

    This is really amazing, it speaks to me a lot. Oh damn you depression.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Karen says:

      Thank you. It’s odd I’ve been wanting to do an A to Z for ages but just couldn’t get in the flow! I’m working on another one for tomorrow.
      And yes, depression is pants!

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    1. Karen says:

      I especially like the K-L section!
      I’m working on a happier themed A to Z for tomorrow! 😁

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Lovely! Looking forward to it. 😊

        Liked by 1 person

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