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]

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Hi, I'm Karen, creator of which is home to my poetry, art and general ramblings. I am the author two collections of poetry, 'Kaleidoscopic Beauty' & 'I am the Stars in the Sky', and the children's book 'All That Glitters' (not yet published). I also enjoy running.

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