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Gloomy days and shades of grey,
promises long forgotten.
Words of pain leave scars that stay,
choices were ill-begotten.

Rays of sun obscured by cloud,
I pray for a glint of light.
Stinging darts thrown by the proud,
add misery to my plight.

wanting relief
embracing belief
searching for truth
hunting for proof
needing someone
praying for sun

praying for sun...


Clouds depart, a ray of hope,
softness instead of what's cruel.
Hope is renewed, helping me cope,
sun sparkling bright like a jewel.

Depression cuts like a knife,
carving up pieces of heart.
I need something more from life,
desperate to make a new start.

needing true love
like hand in glove
wanting to please
seeking release
dreaming of more
opening doors

opening doors...



windswept summer days that never end
flowers that bloom and never die
hallowed paths to tread lightly
happy smiles deep inside me

happy smiles deep inside
hope for the depressed

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:iconzalaria:
Zalaria Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Student General Artist
So beautiful and so powerful...
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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mertonparrish Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
Lovely poem.  The illustration of Robin caught my eye.  It still is kind of like a punch in the gut that he is gone.  Such a lovely man.  Kind of like a saint.  Not perfect, I don't mean that, but there was something about him that brought so much love and light into the world.  I hope he is at peace.
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
coping with the ups and downs of fame's gotta be tough
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mertonparrish Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
I would think so...
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:iconbemari:
Bemari Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
Very beautiful.
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:( :)
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Themoonofmyheart Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
i miss sitting near beaches watching it from a distance, watching the horizon and vastness of waters. i did that often in college when i felt low. something that kept me alive. waters have good effect on our bodies.
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Don't let depression get the better of YOU, Qita.  You have much to offer, even more to give. :)
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RuntOfTheLitter Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
HELLO! .... VERY well said and pertinent .... SIGHS ....

As one who HAS been in the UPS and DOWNS of LIFE<
and SOMEHOW made it THROUGH, I APPLAUD your above work! ....

runtofthelitter.deviantart.com…

(A little something in my 'feeble' gallery) ....

My BEST to you and yours, ROTL
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Glad to hear you've felt the warm, comforting ray of hope
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:iconruntofthelitter:
RuntOfTheLitter Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
HELLO! .... I've felt ALL that LIFE has to OFFER ....

The GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY ....

Like MOST 'humans' I know ....


"There but for the GRACE of GOD go I" ....

My BEST, ROTL
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Delice1941 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
R.I.P RobinPrayer Candle by Digithalie
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah
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A-Shadow-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Beautifully written. :heart:
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks rose
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DragonsChest Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Writer
Well written, such a sad tragedy to lose such a great talent... 
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, I was looking forward to the Doubtfire sequel
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gangstaunicorncomix Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
wonderful poem!
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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shep4life Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful poem...so sad about Robin Williams
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Like many in the entertainment field, good at what he did, not so good with real life
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shep4life Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Exactly...it seems most comedians have this issue
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lacymyra Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Artist
This is a good poem. Nicely done :)
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks lacy
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saevuswinds Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Writer
Great work. It's terrible what mental illness can do to people. :(
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Indeed
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saevuswinds Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student Writer
:nod:
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Positiveinfluence Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
An outstanding and inspirational piece, Tom. Very well written and hard hitting; I'm sure people suffering from depression really appreciate this one. The imagery that was joined with the poem really made an impact. I look forward to seeing more of your works, my man. 
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thanks much
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virnagray Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful poem:)
I absolutely love it♡♥♡
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Too many true stories.  But always hope
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Delice1941 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
:iconrosablu:
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:) :)
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm happy you were inspired irfan
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19andMugsy Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
all is very good, i def felt that was before lol 
i love the part "hunting for proof" good work 
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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shep4life Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thanks shep
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:iconshep4life:
shep4life Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome...have you read my latest?
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, nice sentiments
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:iconshep4life:
shep4life Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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tickersymbol Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Always so very moving! :heart:
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thanks Diane
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smalltownsillygal Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I could relate :( 'Depressive disorders'.... my life's funny!

Thank you for writing :)
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
yeah, most of us have been there, to a greater or lesser degree
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Dianabolique Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Tom for these beautiful words of hope ... :huggle:
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
we all need hope, to be sure
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Edges-to-Everything Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
My best friend in the world deals with depression, and I am here for him in any way I can be. I will share this with him.

I wrestle with it as well, but at a low level which creeps up on me and takes me by surprise. Winter is the hardest time. I want winter to end...
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