Waves lap around cool naked legs,
Toes squelch shyly on the soft warm bed,
Skipping, dancing
Exhultant and free,
Mysterious Ocean cleansing me.

Black iron shutters, misery, pain,
Handcuffs of terror entrap me again,
Sinking, drowning
Deeper I fall,
Ghost of depression encompassing all.

I try to remember, cuddle and play
With special loved ones, cherish each day,
Depression entwines me, dormant and bled,
No respect for my life,
I wish it was dead.

Feeling so little before the vast sea
Peace and hope awaken in me.
Drown this depression, its no friend of mine!
My life is for living
Not just to survive.

Ria Landon