Living with the Black Dog #WorldPoetryDay

It is #WorldPoetryDay and I found this poem on my author blog. I originally shared it back in 2016, and a lot has changed in my life since then, but the words seem oddly appropriate given my current marital challenges. Does it resonate with you?

Living with the Black Dog (Poem)

The sun is shining brightly

And the air is crisp and clear,

You barely slept again last night

I was there, so far, so near.


What thoughts distract your tired mind?

What torment must you feel?

You worry, stress, so much to do

You’re on the hamster wheel.


Come home, I say,

we need you here.

Oh no, you say,

There’s much to fear.


My work won’t wait

I’m all alone,

And there we wait

Just by the phone.


I love you, husband

I know you care.

We wait here for you

As the demons keep you there.


Life is too hectic

We never stop to think,

Just why is it so important?

To push ourselves to the brink.


Of mental health disorder

Of chaos, anger, and tears,

Our life falls into madness

And you succumb to your fears.

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