188. Two Poems

Both of these poems were written by me, one when I was deep in depression and the other a couple of years after I came out on the other side.  I hope this is encouraging. If I can triumph over depression, you too can come out of the dark places of this fallen world.

May 28, 2008

How long, O Lord, how long,
Will I be depressed and anxious forever?
My eyes are flooded with tears,
My stomach a knot within me.

O, that I had never been born,
Or had died as a baby.
There is nothing left of me.
Please, God, I need a miracle.

November 2012

You are the song in me today,
With all I think and all I say,
With all events that come my way.

Your melody my spirit plays;
I’ll tune within and humbly praise
Your presence in me all my days.

It’s not what I achieve for You;
I’ll strive no more in all I do.
It’s only what You do through me;
I’ll wait for You on bended knee.

God is good!

About Patrick Day

In 2010, I escaped from four long years of deep, dark depression. This blog shares lessons I learned from those years as depicted in my autobiography - How I Escaped from Depression - as well as other insights about depression and anxiety that only come from someone who has gone through it. When you have a heart attack, you become an expert in heart attacks. When you have diabetes, you become an expert in that condition. As such, I am an expert in depression, with a four-year experiential degree and graduate studies in how to live a life going forward that keeps the ever-lurking Depression at a healthy distance.
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