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Mental Health Month - In the Wallows

October 14, 2019



A series of what it's like to live with. I offer no quick fix solutions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Wallows

 

 

 

I sit

 

Slouching really

 

In the tepid gloom

 

Of a season in decline

 

An unflinching force

 

Towards winter

 

A lowly lit room

 

A pathetic metaphor

 

For my fatalistic mood

 

Defeated, it feels

 

By the everyday

 

The alarm chime, the routine to rise

 

The traffic, the commitment

 

The morons whose mistakes

 

Aim to trip us up

 

Our constant guard exhausting

 

The arsehole whose harsh words

 

And selfish actions

 

Taint our worldview

 

And make it all

 

Unnecessarily difficult.

 

 

 

And now I’m aware

 

That I’ve gone from

 

I to Us

 

As though I’m speaking for others

 

Universal practices or not

 

Whereas

 

It’s just me here.

 

 

 

The battle is very personal

 

And right now

 

I feel I’ve lost.

 

 

 

That’s the true evil of depression

 

That the current mood

 

Stands for all time

 

The pervading, cloying doom

 

Eternal.

 

 

Whereas in half a day

 

I may have clawed my way back

 

As we often do

 

As those aforementioned tediums

 

Require that we must

As money is still required

 

To survive.

 

 

So I’ll rise once more

 

No doubt

 

But for now

 

I’m home

 

In the wallows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                  marina by m.tau

 

 

 

 

At the end of the series I'll be compiling this poem and 9 others into a pdf for download, called All Empires Crumble. All are from 2019.

 

 

Email me if you want to chat, or call a help line if you feel that bad. 

 

 

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