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  1. Lise says

    This was lovely.. I’m not a good writer, so i prefer to read others words when i struggle with my own depression.. That and song lyrics.

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you! I like reading other poems and pieces as well. Sometimes it helps to say the words that I can’t form. And I listen to music 24/7 and really appreciate good lyrics.

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you for reading them! I always feel great after writing. One of the worst things for me is writer’s block.

  2. Melina Elisa | Ivefoundwaldo says

    Your poems are so good. I also struggle with anxiety and depression, and these are great examples of what it feels like at times when you go through a funk (funk is a light way for me to hint at depression). It’s so difficult to describe it to someone who doesn’t understand. I can’t come up with enough words in order to make it make sense to someone, but you did so beautifully. Great post xxx

    Melina |

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you Melina! I have a friend who is just forever happy – they understand that people have depression, but they can’t fathom having it. So describing it is like teaching a toddler algebra – or teaching me for that matter! xxx

      • Melina Elisa | Ivefoundwaldo says

        I used to have an ex who thought that depression was just something that was when you were sad. He didn’t really get it, and it was super difficult and frustrating to explain it to him. He would actually get angry at me if I was upset and couldn’t explain why. I know looking back that he was probably frustrated and didnt know how to help, but it was super upsetting back then.

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