Day 88 – Depression Is

CheneyPoetry, Writing Challenges16 Comments

depression is
staring at a blank screen
for hours
and asking myself why
i keep bothering to put
my butt in this chair.
what’s the point?
i will be pushing up daisies
unpublished.

trifecta This is for Trifextra Week Sixty-One, to write a story in 33 words using an idiom. This may or may not be a true story.

16 Comments on “Day 88 – Depression Is”

  1. 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! 🙂

  2. 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!

  3. 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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