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Author Name: Freejohncarter 8 Comments
Date Added: March 21, 2008 12:03:55 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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I have only words
To paint your blackest day with colour
To take away the pain
The affliction that has no name
The mask you hide behind
In your secret whispers
A lyrical masquerade
I do not jump
When silence brings the loudest crash
I know the key to silence
I have lived a lifetime in its footsteps
That dogged me around
But I have never had such a feeling
That moved me like the sound of your voice
Dark is only dark
When we do not allow light to enter
The mental prison we create
The walls we close in around us
And the loneliness like a dark cloud we trap
We only see the darkness
And not the open door I offer you.




Author's Notes:
This is for a friend of mine. He is suffering with depression right now. "I have never had such a feeling, that moved me like the sound of your voice" The telephone conversation i had with him made me think he was going to do something that is what those lines mean. I wrote the poem for me because i have been where he is now.
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Comment By: FreeAdri on March 24, 2008 10:54:15 AM Report
Moving.  A great piece capturing the it all. 
Adri x

Comment By: Premiumlionheart on March 22, 2008 01:29:02 PM Report
WE are all brothers and sisters for I have been in that place.



Comment By: FreeGee on March 22, 2008 11:37:24 AM Report
Please tell your friend that he is not alone.Outside his world there is someone who is in the worst situation and she is trying very hard to move on. Please tell him if that girl can do he can do it too. My prayer for your friend....


Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on March 21, 2008 09:19:16 PM Report
Depression  I have known three times in my life... So I know of the dark cloak of tears and silence... I do hope your friend finds the candle of light ...
 HUgs ~ She Whispers

Comment By: Freeb doneff on March 21, 2008 07:46:28 PM Report
I will not write anything trite in a comment on this. NOthing trite about it. It is lonely and cold, all grey and starving. Stupendously sad, monumentally moving. I hope your friend feels better soon, and feels warmth and light quickly.

Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on March 21, 2008 05:40:10 PM Report
"I do not jump
When silence brings the loudest crash"...beautiful! So true John, we can create our own mental prison. Wonderful, meaningful expressions. This dedication will move many hearts...just as it has moved mine. 


~Barbara~ *who has been there too*

Comment By: FreeZo Zo on March 21, 2008 04:47:18 PM Report
this is a very moving piece, sad yet with hope. I also have seen that dark place a number of times, but you just have to hold on!


a wonderful write!

Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on March 21, 2008 03:57:55 PM Report
I have seen that dark place, myself...more than once...All we can do is keep moving and wait it out, I guess...len


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