Poetry 365 Challenge: A Poem A Day - 2015

I started this on Inkvite, then Wattpad, now I'm trying out Movellas!

There is no real prize as such, just the adventure of expression, and bettering ourselves as writers.

I'm no poetry expert but used to enjoy writing poems in school. So thought this could be fun and a good way of improving writing skills.

There are no major rules, you can write in any style of poetry you like, as long and short as you like.

I will set set various topics or themes, but again, you can follow your own path if they don't appeal to you.

For example, I think the first poem we write should be on the theme of "New Year's Resolutions" posted on 1st Jan 2015.

I will post the current theme at the top of this page regularly.

Hope you guys like this idea please leave comments letting me know if you support it.

Please share on social media and with your followers if you feel so inclined.

I'm going to use the tag 365 in this so we can find each other's work.

Note: my poems are only semi-biographical!

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39. 8th Feb: Clinical Depression

Date: Sunday 8th February 2015

Style: Free Verse

Title: Clinical Depression

 

Persistently sad, this is no triviality

Feelings of hopelessness

Losing interest in the things I love

Lack of appetite and no sex drive

I can't begin to tell you how tired I get

I slept for twelve hours and wake as if I needed twelve more

Eyes heavy and laden as if I'd just done a full day's manual work

 

Pull yourself together, they say

Snap out of it, they say

In my head, jump, they say

 

I've thought about suicide a lot

But I know how selfish it would be on my friends and family

Besides I believe in an afterlife

Would I walk an eternity in limbo?

Would I burn in hell for being gay?

 

I must solider on, through these hard times

It has been made worse by recent events

 

The fear

The uncertainty

The terror of the unknown

 

Despite friends and family, we all face this illness, and life, alone

 

Clinical depression is nothing to be scoffed at

I'm going to try, try really hard to get through this

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