I remember a time when I was depressed

My mind, and body was extremely stressed

I didn’t care to even dress

Emotional repression, temporarily had control

Blessed be the spirit that provided an air hole

I sensed a strong presence of vitality

And tasted life, just as you can smell death

I swallowed my shame and

Crawled out of the mud from my sinking self-pity

I overcame when I realized I had been

Too timid, there was no one to blame

2:22 PM

Vera Jackson © 2013