General Poetry posted December 11, 2018

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Happiness can be really hard when you have depression

Oh! To be happy!

by Blue Hendrix

Happiness pure joy, what a wonderful way to feel.
But, when you have chronic depression, sometimes it takes sheer will.
I try so hard some days but, I just can't quite make it there.
But, when I do it feels heavenly and I can't help but to share.

My happiness comes from my granddaughter's smile.
I just stare in amazement as it goes on for a mile.
My grown children laughing and getting along without a fight.
Makes me look down to the end of this dark tunnel where I think I might see a light.

Family togetherness with no discontent.
That's what my soul craves, it would feel heaven sent.
My son achieving his goals.
My four daughters sharing anything from thoughts to clothes.

Holidays when we are all in the same room.
That's about the only time when I don't feel the impending doom.
When I can be included because I'm not in bed with depression.
I can really feel like I'm semi normal then, without a question.

No one in my family angry with me.
Well those are my most happy times and when I feel most free.
What would make me the happiest, the most perfect situation.
Would to be free of this depression and all of its frustration.

It makes me happy to even think of the possibility,
that i could be happy daily if only I had that ability.
But,I will continue to try to surround myself with the people i love and the joy they bring.
My family, their happiness, their healthiness, those are my happy things.

What Makes Me Happy writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a RHYMED poem, minimum three stanzas long, on what makes you happy. Any rhyme scheme, any style - from a sonnet to a quatrain. NO FREE VERSE.
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