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by Epona Love 

Posted: 01 May 2004
Word Count: 62
Summary: I wrote this, quite a while back, about the isolation of depresion.

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Through the darkest night
And past all hope I wandered,
Where home was out of sight
And heart and soul were squandered.
Where none could help my plight,
If any ever wondered.

Alone, beyond despair,
Without an arm to lean on.
For no-one walked out there,
Unless they'd been and gone.
So no-one glanced without a care
To such a bleak horizon.

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roovacrag at 18:08 on 01 May 2004  Report this post
In depresion you are alone and lonely.

While others around can be alone and not lonely.
Beautiful piece,well written.
xx Alice

The Walrus at 08:08 on 02 May 2004  Report this post
I think you've captured the essence of (the isolation of) depression beautifully, both for those with or without experience of the condition.

Particularly like:
'heart and soul were squandered'

Well done Emma.

The Walrus

poemsgalore at 13:03 on 02 May 2004  Report this post
I really enjoyed this, it is so full of feeling. For some reason it made me think of Christina Rossetti's work, maybe it's the style you have used. Lovely.

Nell at 07:00 on 03 May 2004  Report this post
Epona, I particularly loved the rhythm of the first stanza, the way the 'ered' sounds echoed through, and then the way the echoes changed to the shorter 'on' sounds in the second. It's a lonely poem with a strong evocation of the isolation felt, glad it's not a recent poem.


Lawrenco at 23:50 on 09 May 2004  Report this post
It`s a haunting poem full of the despair that depression can bring especially isolation and hoplessness.I wrote a poem called shine that you might like .I`m not fishing for compliments,or comments but I would value them if wanted to leave one .Oops it`s like i`m not giving you a choice...Better go !

paul53 [for I am he] at 14:27 on 27 February 2005  Report this post
I'm commenting on this one rather than your current upload as that is part of an exercise. Writing oneself out of depression is something many of us can identify with at some time in their lives. You have done it very well here.

Kara at 15:04 on 18 March 2005  Report this post
A lovely poem, I'm sure lots of people would idetifu it and get comfort from it. Have it published at once!!!!

portobelloprincess at 00:14 on 13 August 2007  Report this post
Simply superb poetry; there is such a deep poignancy in your words. I was truely moved by this poem and it has an eloquence that makes the reader want to read more - superb indeed.
Always kind thoughts and smiles across the miles from Linda B

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