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Try to Understand.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

My husband found this poem online and it truly describes what he goes through on a daily basis with his depression. Thought I would share. It is actually a war poem .....

Try To Understand...

If he stays home alone,
And doesn't like to hear the phone.
If he won't answer the door,
'cause he doesn't want to see anyone any more.

Try to understand...

If nightime is something to dread,
And his sleep is restless and fleeting in bed.
If he quietly gets up in the night,
So as not to disturb your pleasant respite.

Try to understand...

If he becomes nervous and jumps around,
At unexpected movement or a sudden sound.
If he sits in a restaurant with his back to a wall,
Because he can't have anyone behind him at all.

Try to understand...

If he shows no fear and wouldn't turn if he could,
That part of him has gone that says you should.
If his anger seems quick and extreme,
He's only trying to control intense emotions unseen.

Try to understand...

If he seems emotionless and indifferent some day,
And perhaps he just says "Go away!"
If he becomes depressed and may seem unkind,
He is only trying to spare you the agony in his mind.

Try to understand...

If his mood changes and alters,
And he becomes unsure and often falters.
If he becomes sad and stares into space,
He has only gone to some other place.

Try to understand...Because he doesn't...

~Author Unknown~
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  • PCOH051610
    Just reading this now! What a powerful poem and it does sum up depression pretty well. Thank you for sharing this
    1602 days ago
    Thank you for sharing Georgia. It does put some of these issues into perspective, but again, as others have said, you are one strong woman to keep carrying on when we know some days must be very hard indeed.

    Always keeping you both in my heart.
    1669 days ago
    Georgia I'm glad Barry was able to share with you and you with us. Now wee could use a poem to cover how you deal with it daily. The strength of your positive attitude amazes all that have the pleasure to know you.
    1670 days ago
    Such a movi9ng poem!
    1671 days ago
    Wonderful poem. Says it all for everyone who suffers
    from the Black Dog. Prayers to both of you. emoticon
    1672 days ago
    The poem sums it all up - I found it very moving!
    1672 days ago
    this does make sense, Georgia. We all need to understand about depression but it is so hard unless you have been there. So hard for the love that loves them.
    1672 days ago
    Thank you for reading my blog.
    Susie it is very hard and many times I take it very personally which makes me even sadder but last night after reading this it made so much sense and actually made me feel so much better about everything.

    I shared as i am sure many people feel like this.

    Hugs to all.
    1672 days ago
    Hi Georgia,
    Yes I can relate to that !.
    I wish I could just switch off ..How do you cope?.
    Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1672 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/28/2012 4:53:39 PM
    Wow that's deep! I'm trying to understand, sad!
    1672 days ago
    Oh, my. This puts a new perspective. ...
    1672 days ago
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