Having, or suffering from, depression is depressing in itself. It is a constant battle with oneself which a lot of people do not understand, including those who suffer from the mental disease. I say diseases because I believe it to be such. The problem is that society places a strange label on all who admit to fighting something which may or might be considered a mental disorder. I believe everyone at some time in their lives fights depression, just some of us for a longer period of time. It requires treatment as left untreated it may lead to death. So, for all you who suffer from depression, as do I, my hope is that today you will remain depression free.
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I would hope that anyone who reads my poetry understands that I write what comes to my mind and it doesn't mean I'm the reality of the words. I mean that just because I write about alcoholism does not mean I am the character in the poems. I write about those I've known and those I know and a very wide grouping that is of sinners and saints, those who know who and where they are going and those who are completely lost. I am empathic. I write in the first person because I feel the reality of what I am writing about. Like Dean Martin pretending to be drunk while performing I am not what it may seem. Just a thought as I know some out there who read what I write see the words and not the art or the understanding of the problem I am commenting on, nor do they understand that the comment is for the purpose of illustration and not my own personal reality. Married to a wonderful woman who is my best friend. Ronald Reagan Conservative Republican. Masters of Accounting-Taxation, United States Marine, taught for 10 years at the University of South Florida, held the following professional certifications: CPA, CVA, CFA. Published author, currently writing three novels and a ton of poems. View all posts by Gordon