Thankful for my...Depression

Like a rainy cloud

It follows me around

It is the day when the

Sunrise never comes

Moon never leaves


It is my depression

The illness that came to me when I was 12

Negative thoughts run through my head

Sulking in my sorrow

Battling my insecurities


But the thing is...

I thank you


You showed me my strength I didn’t know I had

You brought out the pain I kept in for so long

You showed me the care I have for others

You brought out the tears that needed to come


I should hate you...

But I thank you


You showed me what

God has in store for me

Persevering through this now

To avoid it later


I now can handle you

I now can beat you

I now can begin to love myself

More and more each day


Michele Nsianya