188. Two Poems

Both of these poems were written by me, one when I was deep in depression and the other a couple of years after I came out on the other side.  I hope this is encouraging. If I can triumph over depression, you too can come out of the dark places of this fallen world.

May 28, 2008

How long, O Lord, how long,
Will I be depressed and anxious forever?
My eyes are flooded with tears,
My stomach a knot within me.

O, that I had never been born,
Or had died as a baby.
There is nothing left of me.
Please, God, I need a miracle.

November 2012

You are the song in me today,
With all I think and all I say,
With all events that come my way.

Your melody my spirit plays;
I’ll tune within and humbly praise
Your presence in me all my days.

It’s not what I achieve for You;
I’ll strive no more in all I do.
It’s only what You do through me;
I’ll wait for You on bended knee.

God is good!

About Patrick Day

triumphoverdepression.org This blog is my ministry to support those who are depressed, in gratefulness for my having overcome major depression. Read "About Patrick Day" just to the right of "home" on the top of the blog site to find out more particulars about me. I retired from a career in higher education, where I served as Dean of Instruction, and promptly moved into a life of purposelessness and despair for five years, finally coming out on the other side. I am now an author, a business and life coach, a writer of this blog, and a volunteer for various organizations. What I write about in this blog is not hypothetical comments on depression. I have been there, felt the horrible pain, had my life disrupted, and experienced everything that I write about. I pray that I may be a blessing to you.
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