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Feelings And Perspective

I've struggled with depression most of my life. I tend to see the worst in things and often need to be reminded of things most people do naturally. This short poem is one of those reminders. A great tragedy occurs when the bad days numb us to the good ones. Try to enjoy the good days, because they don't last that long. Try not to fear the bad days, because they won't last that long. Whether time is currently your friend or foe, however it can help you today, remember today won't last that long.

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I, too, have dealt with depression most of my life. I have learned two things. Feelings are just that. They are fleeting. They come and they go. I have also learned to rely on my rock, my...

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A Day Away

Brian E Pardee © more by Brian E Pardee

Published: May 25, 2020

Some feelings are shallow, some feelings are deep.
Some make us smile, some make us weep.

Some we love, some we don't.
Some we'll savor, some we won't.

Some grounding, some uplifting,
Some long-lasting, some constantly shifting.

No matter what feelings I'm feeling today,
I know tomorrow is only a day away.

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  • Nidhi Rana by Nidhi Rana
  • 1 month ago

Living our lives from moment to moment is what defines us. When we are happy, all things look bright and beautiful. But when we hit the the lowest ebb, everything is dull and banal and the hours are long and the day much longer. The poem beautifully suggests what famous romantic poet Shelley wrote, "If winter comes, can spring be far behind?" The two poets teach us to look beyond, at the shine and blaze of a new day ahead, a new beginning ahead and that time is fleeting, shifting each moment. So, live on!!

  • Diana Yarrito by Diana Yarrito
  • 4 months ago

I, too, have dealt with depression most of my life. I have learned two things. Feelings are just that. They are fleeting. They come and they go. I have also learned to rely on my rock, my faith. I fought my belief for a long time, wanting to control my depression myself. I realized it was something I could not do by myself. So, I died to myself and gave my life over to God. Together, day by day, we fight, struggle and conquer. On most days, I have peace. On the days I don't, we weather the storm together. Knowing I am not alone makes all the difference. When you said tomorrow is only a day away, you write truth.

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