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September 26-29, 2019
when they ask “How are you?”
but you’re convinced no one cares
how can you say anything but
the larger more honest answer
is ignored, it clamours for escape
from a mind that can see none
Paraphrased from a Friend's Facebook Post
"Are you okay?"
No, I'm not okay, I'm not okay at all. I'm depressed and I feel like I'm worthless, like no one cares about me nor has a reason to care about me. I need to tell someone about it. I need someone to care, to tell me it's going to be okay, to help me to be okay. I want to tell someone all about it. But I’m worried that if I tell you, you won't care. That if I tell you you’ll just say it’s all in my head.
"I'm fine, thanks."
A poem by Peter Rhebergen
Each New Day A Miracle
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