All posts tagged depression

Hurtling Down

Published September 12, 2018 by Naomi Rettig

I’ve hit self-destruct and my time is oozing out,
I want my head to shush but all it does is shout,
Self-loathing vile thoughts are all that I hear,
I fear that my brain will crank up a gear.
I see light and love, but I deflect it away,
I am a plane crashing down without a Mayday.
My heart is anaesthetised to numb the dull pain
But I long to feel a healing love once again.
I need someone to assemble my cracked pieces
Before this intensity of thought increases,
But I can’t let people in to my scrambled mess
When trying to love myself brings such distress.
I need someone to hold me but that’s out of reach,
A black cloud sucks life from me like a famished leech


The Darkness

Published January 15, 2015 by Naomi Rettig

In the darkness I see softness,
A softness that envelopes me in comfort
And suffocates me.
In the darkness I hear silent voices,
They are not welcome
Yet they won’t fade away.
In the darkness I taste my tears.
In the darkness I reach out
But no one is there,
Just the emptiness that taunts me
Again and again.