Several weeks ago I mentioned that I had started writing a poem that was a little darker than my usual creations. I finally had a chance to sit down and mold my random thoughts into this poem. If anyone is struggling with moods (or even depression), I hope this poem reminds you how important you really are! The picture at the bottom of the poem was taken on our recent trip to Fort Bragg, I felt the clouds in the picture represents the darkness that moods can sometimes bring in your life, but, even if it’s difficult, you have to remember that the sun is always somewhere behind the clouds ready to burn through and shine it’s light on the world. As usual, you can find this poem and all the others that I have posted on the poems tab.
I’ll never understand the ever changing of my moods
They affect my days in quiet interludes
Sometimes I feel so happy, full of joy and life
Other days, I’m so blue, it’s hard to muster a smile and everything cuts like a knife.
I just wish these moods asked my permission before they decide to change, I know it’s a lot to ask, such a challenge, but it would make my life so much easier to manage.
Although, most times I try to hide my moods so not everyone is aware
But my family sees right through it and knows when my moods are there.
And then, suddenly, without notice I finally feel so much better…
almost like a weight has been lifted off of my chest and I no longer feel the pressure
or it’s as if a storm cloud that has been drenching me in sadness and guilt
has turned into a puffy white cloud which makes me think back of how sad I really felt,
I’m just thankful to have an understanding group of people for support,
my husband, family, friends and co-workers for a start.
I want to take the time to thank them for all the patience that they share
And especially when I’m at my worst, I’m thankful for all their love and care.
So, if this poem reminds you of yourself (or someone that you know,)
Remember, even if you feel lost, please know that you are never alone,
Just reach out for help, and you may be surprised by the support you receive
Friends who are willing to lend an ear to listen, or a helping hand, will help you believe
That you are important through & through
And you may not know it but you make a difference in the lives of the people around you!