Why was he depressed,
In many ways over stressed….
Is rarely mentioned,
He often slept fully dressed!
An old man playing with trains,
Selling off most of his gains…
Buying physical reminders
Of memories put blinders
To results from financial drains!
Getting things actually done,
Is a struggle—not the only one…
Gave practical wings,
Climbing the first ladder rungs!
You depressed—take heart–
This struggle is one I’m a part…
Long distance hugs
Might brighten sad mugs,
You’re not alone—dodging life’s darts!
(a fellow sufferer of long-term depression)