Depression’s Specter


It woke me from a peaceful sleep

with anguish and self-doubt

It taunted me and cursed me

for the things that I’m without


It stole the cheerful smile

from underneath my nose

It hid the sunshine from my view

and darkness ’round me rose


It laughed as I fell broken

in the ruin of my heart

This specter of depression’s pain

is tearing me apart


Shrouds of darkness cloak its form

and hide its solemn eyes

Whispers from its pale lips

taint my soul with haunting lies


No one else can see it

or why I feel this way

They tell me to cheer up

tell me everything’s okay


So I stand back up, I fake a smile

and go about my day

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