Poetry

Reach out

reach out

reach out

When dark clouds hang above you
And waking up is hard to do

When all you want is to stay indoors
To avoid people and forget your chores

When your love to write seems a lost cause
Ideas fade away thanks to your long pause

When other interests begin to dwindle
And nothing can make your passions kindle

When exercising is no longer fun
And you pile the kilos one by one

When eating healthy becomes a drag
And you gorge on junk until you gag

When compassion begins to take a back seat
And your cruel words hurt those you meet

When ‘not good enough’ becomes your motto
And you’re going through life as if on auto

When nothing makes you happy anymore
And all you want is to curl up on the floor

When the tears come easy but smiles are shy
As every little thing, makes you want to cry

When you cannot focus on things to do
Thanks to the crap your mind tells you

When you start thinking of death and dying
The weight on your shoulders can be very trying

When all this happens and life sucks for you
It’s time to reach out to a friend or two

When you have someone who can lend you an ear
Understand your feelings and your fears

When you have someone who can show you the light
They can instill some hope to make life bright

(c) Sanch Vee @ Sanch Writes (16 March 2016)

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19 Comments

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    Janine
    March 16, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    This reached me at the right time and place 🙂 Thank you. I tell you it’s weird being on the other side watching and helping someone go through it.
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      Sanch, the writer
      March 17, 2016 at 10:19 am

      I’m usually on the helping side so it’s weird to be on the other side! :S Hope you are doing okay Janine

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    Beat About the Book
    March 16, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    Sending all the positive vibes and the warmest if hugs your way. All of us need the comfort of a friend sometimes. Hope you have many of them close by.
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      Sanch, the writer
      March 17, 2016 at 10:20 am

      Thanks Tulika — currently avoiding a lot 😉 But I’ll get there.

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    Nabanita
    March 16, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    Sending lots to g love your way…as you say, remember to reach out is what you and I and we all need to remember..and if possible find time to write..it has always helped me in my trying times..hugs

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      Sanch, the writer
      March 17, 2016 at 10:20 am

      Thanks Naba…yeah, I really need more time to write. I did have time yesterday but spent hours just staring at a blank screen unable to get anything out.

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    Shailaja
    March 16, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    Hugs galore coming your way. Reach out. Find that friend to talk to. Don’t let this win. We’re here for you. I promise ??

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    Lata Sunil
    March 16, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Sanch.. take care. This poem is very touching that we know that you are actually feeling it. Hugs.. you will get through.

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    Parul
    March 16, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    Sending you love, hugs and lots of positive vibes. Know that we are for you. This too shall pass.
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    Shalini
    March 17, 2016 at 12:52 am

    Been through some worst phases of life. It’s easy to say someone to hold on. But we can do only that. Face everything bravely. Your write is touching.
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    Vasantha Vivek
    March 17, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Heart touching flow of words, Sanch. I loved the last two lines very much …. <3 <3 <3
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    Debbie D.
    March 17, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Your poem captures the essence of depression so profoundly! It sounds like you ‘re personally going through this and I wish you well.
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      Sanch, the writer
      March 19, 2016 at 1:03 pm

      Thank you Debbie…yep, going through it right now but hoping to see the light at the end of the tunnel at some point

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    Ashleigh @ MyMeow
    March 18, 2016 at 8:07 am

    I love this poem. When you’re feeling like this don’t put pressure on yourself to write, just chill. I know what it feels like to have no words. Hope you’re onto it and getting some support.
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      Sanch, the writer
      March 19, 2016 at 1:02 pm

      Thanks Ash…yeah finally saw my therapist this week after 3 months.

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