It took a long time, but instead of suicide/ I embraced the sunshine of the prince inside/ and realized misery and depression/ are mostly reflections of your own perception./ The strength around me from the people I love/ gave me the motivation to rise above./ Life isn't how it used to seem:/ my past was a nightmare, but now I'm working on my dream.

When I close my eyes and I look deep inside/ I see all the reasons why I always wanted to hide./ But when I view the present, I see how/ that pain made me the man that I am now./ And I cannot pretend/ that life will ever be the same again./ I'm ready to transcend./ No, life will never be the same again.

doe333 doe333
31-35, M
4 Responses Feb 20, 2010

lol. Yeah, problems don't go away when you run from them or try to cover them up. You have to face them to beat them or they'll continue to plague you. Took me a while to realize that, but once I did everything got significantly better.

wow, i'm glad to hear that you pulled yourself out of that you think the fact that you eventually faced it head on instead of continuing to use "cover" helped you? 'cause i believe that also, instead of pretending something doesn't exist, tackle it head where's my feather duster??? :)

Thanks, and I completely agree. I dealt with depression for years. Medication didn't help, heavy drinking was just a cover up. The only way I got over it was to change my own perception of the world and find value in myself & the things around me.

lovely words...when it comes right down to it, it is all about perception. we have the power to transform ourselves, no one can stop us from doing something, changing something if we really wanted to.