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Some people try

to force a

smile from me,

but it's futile.


Sometimes they figure

out somethings wrong,

sometimes not.


Some actually get

angry because I

don't just

"Snap out of it."


So I pretend

everything's OK.

But I'm secretly

crumbling deep inside.


This brings on

nervousness and

stomach complaints.


I suffer

in silence,

so that I don't

bring others down.

depressionemotional pain

◄ The Creepy Old House

Sweet Isabella ►


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Sun 13th Jan 2013 22:27

Hi Shirley,
Great,under stated poem that perfectly explains how depression works,and the secret suffering of the afflicted. As usual,love the pic too x

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Rose Casserley

Thu 13th Dec 2012 15:47

totally agree with previous comments.x

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Tue 11th Dec 2012 22:05

ps-very nice piece of art work Shirley
the expression tells it all.xx

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Tue 11th Dec 2012 21:57

Hi Shirley.Having,like lots of other people,been through what you are going through,we know exactly how you must feel.The last thing you need is as you state in this poem not to be told to snap out of it.It unfortunately has to run its course.Our thoughts are with you.And you should not have to concern yourself about bringing others down-it is their problem if they lack compassion and understanding.Please keep bearing the fact in mind that you WILL come out of it-and obviously,the sooner the better.Bearing in mind what you are going through,it must have taken a great deal of effort for you to take time to read our latest poem and leave such a nice comment on it-lets hope this is a sign that you are pulling out of this dark phase.

Thank you ever so much
for this sad,brave and honest poem.
We will be thinking of you-good luck!!xx

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