A Sparkle as my Guide

A Sparkle as my Guide

I wrote this poem about depression; how it makes me feel and getting through the other side.


In the depths of darkness and despair

I feel so alone, like no-one is there

Surrounded by dangers unseen and unheard

Trapped and frightened, like a caged bird

Thoughts so jumbled, make no sense

But pain and heartache are so intense

From the world, I just want to hide

And keep my feelings bottled up inside

But wait, there is something that has caught my eye

It looks blurry through the tears I cry

Yes, itโ€™s shimmering and shining bright

A distant glimmer, shaft of light

It seems so very far away

But I know I can draw closer day by day

From my dark corner there is hope

And support to help me cope

The light grows brighter every day

My world has gone from black to grey

I continue onwards, spirits rising

My soul had started re-energizing

I came through the other side

With just a sparkle as my guide.


If you suffer with depression, I have written a post with some strategies I use for coping that might help, which you can read here.


  1. I havenโ€™t had depression myself but I have a close friend who manages her bi-polar. Itโ€™s a struggle. Iโ€™m glad you can articulate so clearly how youโ€™ve felt (because others canโ€™t always understand).

    1. It is tricky trying to explain, because not only does it look like there is nothing wrong with us, but some people don’t get that we can become depressed when we seemingly have nothing to be depressed about! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I agree, April. Depression is always there lurking in the background. However, coming through a particularly dark period feels like there is a bit of a sparkle left in life.

  2. I like to carry some starlight in my pocket, just in case ๐Ÿ™‚ Wonderful poem, Judy!

    P.S. I have no idea why I was not following the blog – just randomly disappeared!

    1. I love that you keep a bit of starlight with you, Prajakta. Don’t worry, I have had several other bloggers tell me that I jut disappeared too, I think WordPress are having a bit of fun with me!!

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