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Moments

For those of us who struggle with depression life is a lot like a roller coaster ride. We have our highs where we feel on top of the world quickly followed by drastic falls, twist, and turns that scare us … Continue reading

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Lost Boy by Ruth B

As a 51 year old man surrounded by a bunch of adolescent children, I rarely share their taste in music. However, the teenagers have turned me onto one song that I find quite moving: Lost Boy by Ruth B. I imagine most … Continue reading

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Dealing With Pain You Can’t Explain

I just saw this quote by Robin Williams on social media and felt compelled to write something. Pain takes all sorts of shapes and forms, but some of the worst pain is hard to explain because it only exist in the … Continue reading

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When it rains; it pours

It’s raining again; perhaps I should say, still. If it lets up at all, it’s not for long. The grass in my yard it getting long, but the rain doesn’t stop long enough for it to dry so I can … Continue reading

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Hope

We all experience dark and trying times many times in life. During such times we may feel abandoned, hopeless, shattered, confused, and downright lost. What’s worse is that we may feel as though there is no foreseeable end to the … Continue reading

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The Visiting Demon

It’s been a while since he’s come my way But a demon came to visit me today He looked like any ordinary guy But I knew he was a demon in disguise. He pointed out my flaws one by one … Continue reading

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The Happy Pills Song

I’m actually not sure when I wrote this song. I imagine it was written 2006-2007. Anybody who has read some of my poems during this dark period of my life (see When the Demons Come, The Great Abyss, or Does … Continue reading

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To Anna

This was written for by niece,  Anna and posted to My Space after Anna moved out of my mother’s house. Her reckless life has long been a concern of mine and I continue to hope she will change it around. … Continue reading

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Does God Hate Me?

 This poem, along with “The Great Abyss, ” was written while attending the Moline church of Christ on 3/25/06. My journal records that I wrote 3 poems at this time of very dark depression. The poems were: When the Demons … Continue reading

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The Great Abyss

Written on 3/26/06 at the Moline Church of Christ. I was obviously clinically depressed at the time. During this face of my life, I could really meet with the church without crying at some point. I felt like I had … Continue reading

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