When aquamarine skies look grey to our eyes
The golden rays of sunlight disappear from the skies
The stars no longer adorn the heavens or shine bright
The silver moon looks like a phantom of the night.
When we feel imprisoned in a dark place
Sorrowful eyes stare into a cold empty space
Dazzling beauty looks like an old wrinkled face
Oblivious of the loved ones; their beauty and grace.
When we feel abandoned by the angel of sleep
Soul is drained and our eyes eager to weep.
When our favourite food loses all its allure
Foggy brain cannot concentrate anymore.
When our mind tricks us to believe we are worthless
All consolations about the future seem fruitless.
When our heart is eaten by guilt over the trivialness
Soul is overwhelmed by stabbing hopelessness.
When our mind ruminates about the days of yore
Life seems devoid of vigour, shine and decor.
When reassurance fails to dampen our agitation
And optimism is replaced by suicidal ideation.
Remember when we are in such a dark place of despair
It is a common ailment called Depression. Beware,
It is a transitory phase rather than an everlasting snare
And help is available from the experts who care.
The Beautiful Space-