“Depression” by Christina Marie Wilmes


Shadows trail behind me
chained to my legs,
I can never escape.

Save me,
running towards bright light
but the darkness grows bigger
like an unstoppable avalanche.

I collapse to the ground
admitting defeat.

Depression has enslaved me.


Christina Marie Wilmes is the artist of this beautiful painting! She has amazing paintings for sale, and 25% of her proceeds go to Project Buddy, which is a non-profit movement aiming to prevent suicide and self-harm. Go look at her paintings, photography and poetry on Peace Within Artwork and follower her on Twitter.

If you have missed our previous collaboration, go check out our first post, Happiness



Welcome to the Sombre Days is available from Amazon, Kindle & iBooks, amongst other stores. Add the poetry collection to your Goodreads books.


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