L. B. Mek

Depression

is like: 

 

subtly,

being landlocked in the middle of the 

Ocean

 

despairingly,

floating free on a melting 

Glacier 

 

convincingly,

projecting a tranquil self - in denial of that internal

Tsunami.

 

While all around you they debate

validity

of Global Warming’s: reality…

 

 

© L. B. Mek

January 2019

Comments6

  • Goldfinch60

    Good thought provoking write LB.

    Andy

    • L. B. Mek

      thanks Andy

    • orchidee

      Good write LB.

      • L. B. Mek

        thank you

      • dusk arising

        Wow, that must be one definitive revelation of a poets inner sadness.

        • L. B. Mek

          defining definitive is sadly too subjective, but as a mined thread of thought, maybe it has value in its universal concepts, mainly though I read it as a voice for the absurd within ignorance, a drop from that lava of frustration encompassing yet another generation's legacy of wasted opportunity,
          glad you seem to like it and thanks for sharing your interpretation

        • Fay Slimm.

          Ah your pen images it well this wide-spread depression - - a write to ponder on my friend.

          • L. B. Mek

            thanks Fay, yeah worth pondering indeed: the true epidemic that no one wants to discuss openly,
            I think w. h. Auden's age of anxiety was never addressed, hence it has festered between each rise and fall of society's universal 'X & Y' indexes of economy and morality, festering in the depths of our generationally inherited fear - distorting that we titled 'normality',
            how else to explain our fascination with 'Marvel' caricatures of infantile escapism as the heroes in our lives, while our brave soldiers, selfless devotee's and great mind's are reduced to side note mentions...

          • The Uneducated O.A.P

            That's sent the grey matter up a gear.

            • L. B. Mek

              lol, I like that imagery - 'Poetry: the Peloton for our mind' (sorry but I'm inundated with those adverts)
              glad you found it an interesting read

            • Neville

              Having spent almost the whole of my working life within the diverse field of mental health and trying to respond to the needs of the individual in various forms of distress and despair .. I can honestly say, you have come closer than most in describing and defining the beast that is depression ....

              this is excellent my friend ...

              Neville

              • L. B. Mek

                'the beast', indeed!
                Thank you for the informed feedback and encouragement



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