Are you inherently weaker?
Not resilient enough?
Not optimistic by nature?
Unable to pull yourself up by your bootstraps?
These are questions one can face when depressed
Advice that is not helpful:
It will pass, be patient
Be grateful for what you have
You just need to change your attitude
People mean well
But we don’t understand depression
Well enough yet
Depression holds so many of us
In its grips
No one talks about it though
It’s easier to pretend all is well
It’s easier to not answer why or why again
So we hide behind the mask of normal
And very few people know our pain
Depression resembles laziness
Lack of vigor
A negative outlook towards life
And how is one to explain
That you are trying hard
You are doing your best to feel better
You are not enjoying wallowing in your grief
That you don’t have complete control over how you feel
The answers are not so obvious
February 20th, 2019