Saturday, August 1, 2015

What Does Your Brain Say When You're Feeling Depressed?

Blooming Thoughts
by Rachel Hoyt

You're such a late bloomer
you may never bloom.
You think like no other.
You're prob'ly a loon.
You haven't kept up with
the Joneses or Smiths.
You reach for the stars
and chase after myths.
Why can't you just accept
your way's not the way?
Perhaps, if you did then
I would go away.

I'm sorry, but I think
my ship's yet to sail.
My journey's quite complex,
but has yet to fail.
No matter what Jones or Smiths think
I'll fight on.
We agree on one thing:
one day, you'll be gone.

 Copyright © 2015 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

This poem was inspired by a study of depression
and how ruminations can lead to further regression.


  1. Wow, I like your poem here. More importantly, I'm glad to see you posting to your blog again. I've missed your posts.
    Depression is something I battle with too, and I agree, dwelling on it only intensifies the emotions. I tend to own my feelings, so I may actually do this ruminations just to hold onto the feelings. I know, it sounds batty, but then its in these moods that sometimes creativity strikes in me. Be it poems or story ideas.

    1. Thank you, Jeffrey. It's good to be back. :)

      I too think the dark moments can be good for creativity. Many, if not most, of the greatest artists and writers were at least a little crazy.


Rhyming or not, I would like a lot to hear the thoughts my words brought...