Depression Poem

A Family Coping With Depression

My mother had never shown a hint of depression until a number of triggers, including a death in the family, led to a severe depressive episode. Out of the blue it was a massive struggle for the family to get our head around and help Mum through the illness. She is now out on the other side, thankfully. I wrote this poem at the time to try to understand what was happening, and I'd like to share it in case anyone else is in a similar situation. My father was brilliant throughout the experience.

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Lost And Found

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Published: April 2018

Lost - a mother depended on for everything
Found - a father who helped make us more decisive

Lost - a mother quick witted and kind
Found - a father with humor that brightened the darkest hours

Lost - a mother whose strength and patience guided us
Found - a father who learned what real patience is

Lost - a mother with organization and forward planning
Found - a father who had to focus on the here and now

Lost - a mother we are all lost without
Found - a father who provides hope our mother will be found



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