Dear Depression – by Matt

Thanks to Jade for posting this on her blog. Letters to the Mind is a great idea, I’m so pleased that I decided to write this. Jade asked what I would write in a letter/poem to my illness. This is what I came up with. Thank you for reading, please check out her blog!

Letters to the Mind

Wherever I go, you’re not far behind
You are the shadow cast over my mind
My face is fixed, no twitch no blink
I show no emotion, as I come back from the brink
It took me time to see through your lies
To see the truth hidden in your eyes.

I’ve made some mistakes, there’s no denying
If I claimed anything else, I’d only be lying
I’ve lived my life in black and white
There was no colour, there was no light
I can’t see where I’m going, but I know where I’ve been
I don’t want to return there and see what I’ve once seen.

© Matt McKeen 2015


About the author:

My name is Matt, and I started this blog nearly two years ago now. It’s been a release from the stresses of everyday life ever since (though I’ve not always written as often as I’d like!)…

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