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David Michael Barnett

Falling into the Arms of Depression

It is sad to hear
that you are still in the arms of depression.
He is a deceitful lover.
He invites you into his arms so subtly.
You think you are being comforted,
while he sucks all the juice out of your brain.

Some do battle with depression,
others give up and listen to the siren song.
They go deeper and deeper into his arms
until there is no light.
There is light on the other side.
A tiny starburst,
is trying to break through the abyss.

Open your heart to the light.
Trust that there is hope,
grace, and peace.
Believe that the light
is a better lover

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Take Suicide off the Table

Take Suicide Off the Table

When life is dark and dreary,
and pain is deep within your soul;
thoughts of death and destruction emerge
and depression takes its toll.

Solutions may be hard to find,
and optimism seems too cavalier;
find a space between your thoughts
before spiraling down in fear.

Take suicide off the table;
it's not an option for your pain.
Open your mind to possibilities
there is so much to gain.

Suicide is not painless,
those who are left behind will say,
Suicide is severely painful,

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