Reviews for Your Depression
frugale chapter 1 . 2/26/2010
The word I have in mind reading this is YES! Just plain "yes". I loved the three lined chorus, of mantra if you will, I don't know how you would label it yourself, and the two themes are just perfect for each other.

"But you were worse than the lake,

the way you fought in your panic (...)"

I mean, that just yells YES to me. That was the climax of the poem to me.

I want us to be friends.
Cynthia Brent chapter 1 . 2/3/2010
This poem really gripped me. It's so easy for a beginner like me to stick to the safe, secure tales of glamor, sensuality, and melodrama, and safe emotions like love or passion or whatever. This poem is about living people and the pain that comes from not having all the answers.

Thank you!
EliMerriman chapter 1 . 1/27/2010
I'm amazed that this has not yet received any reviews. This analogy works so well for depression, and it's so very mature, no teen angst stuff (as you so often find on this site). The imagery is nice and I really like the refrain of:

"I must shine

as the sun is warm on my back,

and the water is still dripping from my skin."

Very well executed.