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January 11th, 2015  Commentary on “Depression” as a US National Illness:  Here we are at the time of the year where depression is ever-increasing to many at this time of the beginning of a new year.  Christmas is behind us and the future seems one of doom and gloom to middle class America.
 
Before us stands two more years of a President in Obama, who refuses to work with the Republican party in its efforts to bring the country back from the edge of the abyss. More taxes ahead.  More threats from the world-wide terrorist to the US homeland with a harsh reality of multi-9/11 attacks in 2015, with thousands dying. All the while with a President who seems to reach further out to them in a hand of friendship. 
 
Our only hope as a nation is that thru prayer, we as a nation will regain the favor and blessings of the Creator in saving our country.  Prayer which is there for each of us, in saving each of us, in our own lives.
 
 
I have been where you are
a hell of loneliness and despair.
Had I created this place in my past
as you are now
where I was once?
 
I ask myself what pains cross your mind
as this day of many comes to you?
Do you hunger?
Are you without sleep?
 
The night only brings fear for your life.
Are you without anyone who cares
where you are this day?
Are you missed?
 
I too have been where you are.
From ashes of the mind did thou raise me
from a pit of worldly hell.
 
It was not my talents of mind
nor spirit that lead me from this dark world.
It was my prayers.
 
You never failed to hear me
when I cried out to you.
When I tried to end this life
you spoke gently to me
asking me to be patient
and wait one more day.
 
One day lead to another.
Finally the sun began to shine again
in your blessings and your love for me.
 
Thank you Lord
for giving hope to the hopeless
as you gave to me.
 
Thank you Lord
for loving me when I was without love.
Yea Lord without your grace
would I now be lost.  
 
 

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The sad news of the Death of Robin Williams, picture courtesy of Google Image Search

The sad news of the Death of Robin Williams, picture courtesy of Google Image Search

 
Commentary:  It is with deep sadness that I  heard today of the self-inflicted death of Robin Williams.  My deepest condolences to the close friends and family of Robin.
 
Even with a century of research into the causes of depression, it still stands as an incurable sickness of the mind.  A sickness beyond human understanding.  A treatment program that in most cases stands in the stone age, with many times shock treatments destroying parts of a human’s mind. 
 
When depression moves past simple “blues” into the realm of prolonged depression, it goes beyond “bootstrap speeches” and enters the area of a chemical imbalance of the brain, that in most cases takes years to cure.  It is my belief, one is never cured but learns to finally accept the task of overcoming darkness, a daily battle.  A battle only won with the help of the Lord. 
 
“Yea through the Grace of God Go I” copyright 2005, Published Poetry Book, “Roses Amidst Thorns” 
 
 
I have been where you are
a hell of loneliness and despair.
Had I created this place in my past
as you are now
where I was once?
 
I ask myself what pains cross your mind
as this day of many comes to you?
Do you hunger?
Are you without sleep?
 
The night only brings fear for your life.
Are you without anyone who cares
where you are this day?
Are you missed?
 
I too have been where you are.
From ashes of the mind did thou raise me
from a pit of worldly hell.
 
It was not my talents of mind
nor spirit that lead me from this dark world.
It was my prayers.
 
You never failed to hear me
when I cried out to you.
When I tried to end this life
you spoke gently to me
asking me to be patient
and wait one more day.
 
One day lead to another.
Finally the sun began to shine again
in your blessings and your love for me.
 
Thank you Lord
for giving hope to the hopeless
as you gave to me.
 
Thank you Lord
for loving me when I was without love.
Yea Lord without your grace
would I now be lost.  
 
 

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I have been where you are
a hell of loneliness and despair.
Had I created this place in my past
as you are now
where I was once?
 
I ask myself what pains cross your mind
as this day of many comes to you?
Do you hunger?
Are you without sleep?
 
The night only brings fear for your life.
Are you without anyone who cares
where you are this day?
Are you missed?
 
I too have been where you are.
From ashes of the mind did thou raise me
from a pit of worldly hell.
 
It was not my talents of mind
nor spirit that lead me from this dark world.
It was my prayers.
 
You never failed to hear me
when I cried out to you.
When I tried to end this life
you spoke gently to me
asking me to be patient
and wait one more day.
 
One day lead to another.
Finally the sun began to shine again
in your blessings and your love for me.
 
Thank you Lord
for giving hope to the hopeless
as you gave to me.
 
Thank you Lord
for loving me when I was without love.
Yea Lord without your grace
would I now be lost.  
 
 

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I have been where you are
a hell of loneliness and despair.
Had I created this place in my past
as you are now
where I was once?
 
I ask myself what pains cross your mind
as this day of many comes to you?
Do you hunger?
Are you without sleep?
 
The night only brings fear for your life.
Are you without anyone who cares
where you are this day?
Are you missed?
 
I too have been where you are.
From ashes of the mind did thou raise me
from a pit of worldly hell.
 
It was not my talents of mind
nor spirit that lead me from this dark world.
It was my prayers.
 
You never failed to hear me
when I cried out to you.
When I tried to end this life
you spoke gently to me
asking me to be patient
and wait one more day.
 
One day lead to another.
Finally the sun began to shine again
in your blessings and your love for me.
 
Thank you Lord
for giving hope to the hopeless
as you gave to me.
 
Thank you Lord
for loving me when I was without love.
Yea Lord without your grace
would I now be lost.  
 
 

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I have been where you are
a hell of loneliness and despair.
Had I created this place in my past
as you are now
where I was once?
 
I ask myself what pains cross your mind
as this day of many comes to you?
Do you hunger?
Are you without sleep?
 
The night only brings fear for your life.
Are you without anyone who cares
where you are this day?
Are you missed?
 
I too have been where you are.
From ashes of the mind did thou raise me
from a pit of worldly hell.
 
It was not my talents of mind
nor spirit that lead me from this dark world.
It was my prayers.
 
You never failed to hear me
when I cried out to you.
When I tried to end this life
you spoke gently to me
asking me to be patient
and wait one more day.
 
One day lead to another.
Finally the sun began to shine again
in your blessings and your love for me.
 
Thank you Lord
for giving hope to the hopeless
as you gave to me.
 
Thank you Lord
for loving me when I was without love.
Yea Lord without your grace
would I now be lost.  
 
 

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I have been where you are
a hell of loneliness and despair.
Had I created this place in my past
as you are now
where I was once?
 
I ask myself what pains cross your mind
as this day of many comes to you?
Do you hunger?
Are you without sleep?
 
The night only brings fear for your life.
Are you without anyone who cares
where you are this day?
Are you missed?
 
I too have been where you are.
From ashes of the mind did thou raise me
from a pit of worldly hell.
 
It was not my talents of mind
nor spirit that lead me from this dark world.
It was my prayers.
 
You never failed to hear me
when I cried out to you.
When I tried to end this life
you spoke gently to me
asking me to be patient
and wait one more day.
 
One day lead to another.
Finally the sun began to shine again
in your blessings and your love for me.
 
Thank you Lord
for giving hope to the hopeless
as you gave to me.
 
Thank you Lord
for loving me when I was without love.
Yea Lord without your grace
would I now be lost.  
 
 

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Courtesy of mac-research.com

 
 
 
Of Special Note:  This poem was originally posted on May 19th, 2010.  Reading it again today respired me to continually attempt to inspire and assist others in my WordPress family who are fighting this dreaded disease.  I thought I would repost it again for today in my sharing with you, my readers.  As you can see, as with many of us,  fighting Depression can be a daily task in our lives. 
 
 
I too fight darkness and discouragement.
Yesterday I prepared to permanently close this web blog.
A withdrawal from a calling of many years.
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 
I felt my work was not doing any good out there.
I felt the friends of my life
those that truly rendered me their love
where long gone from this earth.
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 
I found myself wanting to withdrawn to myself.
In reviewing my life
I found other places in my past
that seemed to be happier places
then where I was now.
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 
There are many that have hurt me
through the years.
Step-children, who never said a simple
thank you for given them
many years of my life
without so much as a hug.
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Friends that I looked up to
who have disappointed me greatly.
Individuals that the process
of forgiveness of their stupidity
would not come easily to me. 
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
It was 1:30 a.m. this morning
that I awoke with a start
It was my Lord calling to me.
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
A calling to me to continue to share
His gifts to all that would read my work.
So here we are again
you the reader
and my poems.
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Poems telling of my own journey.
A journey that brought me
to the most important place in my life.
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
A place with my Lord
in revealing to me
His personal Love for me.
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Blessings to you all in your journey’s of this day.
It will be a most beautiful day in the glory of God’s
Vision for each one of us. 

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