16 Comments

  1. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    March 30, 2013 @ 3:04 am

    Good choice of idioms

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  2. trifectawriting
    March 30, 2013 @ 6:04 am

    Depression is the biggest jerk out there, and I say that from experience. Your writing is amazing. Tell Depression to go stuff it.

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  3. chamblee54
    March 30, 2013 @ 6:11 am

    You could be staring at a TV set. At least with the blank screen you have the potential to create something.

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  4. Jenna Hatfield
    March 30, 2013 @ 9:00 am

    Depression is a jackwagon.

    Be well.

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  5. jannatwrites
    March 30, 2013 @ 10:49 am

    Depression sucks…your piece didn’t. Great writing!

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  6. Draug419
    March 30, 2013 @ 1:05 pm

    Yeah, I feel you on all accounts there ): But this piece kicks depression’s butt.

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  7. barbara
    March 30, 2013 @ 4:12 pm

    depression can go push up daisies . . . I trust you will not.

    great job!

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  8. Ruby Manchanda
    March 31, 2013 @ 3:24 am

    Wow

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  9. ann bennett
    March 31, 2013 @ 9:04 am

    woe is me, you got it wrote and did a beautiful job.

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  10. Marie Nicole
    March 31, 2013 @ 1:03 pm

    Depression sure can ruin a good dream and sense of hope… Stay away from that shit – your stuff is good!

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  11. Kelly Garriott Waite (@kgwaite)
    March 31, 2013 @ 1:16 pm

    I have learned to accept that publishers aren’t always the best judge of a piece’s merit. What’s cool about this forum is the built in readership and support.

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  12. Crystal
    March 31, 2013 @ 7:20 pm

    You are a great writer! Stick with it, there will always be difficult patches but they pass. This is a nice, succinct piece although sad.

    Charles Dickens, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Sylvia Plath, Edgar Allen Poe, Hans Christian Anderson, Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway, and Leo Tolstoy are just a few of the many extremely successful authors who suffered severe depression or other mental illnesses.
    I had a friend studying English Lit at University who told me she wanted to be a writer, but upon studying the evidence she wasn’t sure whether she was mentally unwell enough to be brilliant.

    Take your feelings, whatever you are feeling and see the passion that is life expressing itself through emotion; illuminate it, squeeze it tight and then turn it around on itself to give it a different, positive angle.

    Btw there is a note you might like on the first and second pages of this about the pursuit of mastery and difficult paths which writers endure! It’s by the best-selling author of Shantaram.
    http://www.shantaram.com/pages/ShantaramArchitecture2010.pdf

    You are well on your way! 🙂

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  13. Suzanne
    March 31, 2013 @ 7:32 pm

    I hear you – but putting your butt in the chair is the only way it’s going to happen, so keep at it! Great use of idioms — wonderfully written poem!

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  14. lovethebadguy
    March 31, 2013 @ 8:16 pm

    Been there, mate. Not fun.
    But this is wonderfully written. 🙂

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  15. kymminbarcelona
    March 31, 2013 @ 9:03 pm

    The daisies can wait!

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  16. atrm61
    April 1, 2013 @ 2:30 am

    What a cool piece of writing from one so young-a great job & keeping my fingers crossed that you are not really walking down that dark alley of depression,life is to be enjoyed:-)God Bless & keep smiling

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