36 comments on “Crying Time

  1. I loved this. Especially since I speak of it all the time. There is “Hello darkness my old friend. Come to speak with you again” from “The sound of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel, and Billy Joel’s “In the Middle of the night”. I wrote a whole blog on this topic. I wish I had been able to reblog this poem onto that blog. I liked the cadence very much. I wish, Paul, that you would get someone to read some of these poems. Someone like Tom O’Bedlam in roll the Dice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36CYMdFmDeQ . then, find the way to put a button on your page so we can hear the poem. the images are always fantastic.

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  2. A powerful writing on such a traumatic condition suffered by so very many Paul. Your selection of such an aptly striking and representative visual makes this presentation all the more engaging. I suffer the ills of anxiety and while my wife has suggested it as more on the symptomatic side of depression my medical assessment has suggested otherwise.

    While I suffer in my own right with some frequency it is manageable and I empathize with anyone who is engulfed in the darkness and depth of such despair. Those who do not suffer likewise cannot fully comprehend the gravity of this condition nor the perilous line between ‘sanity’ and ‘insanity’, ‘control’ vs ‘complete loss of control’. I have witnessed the complete and utter degradation of one’s soul and when that thin line is crossed the meltdown which ensues is frightening to say the least.

    I feel strongly that to broach this subject has the potential of healing and perhaps even more importantly…to foster a greater understanding by those who write people off in their dire time of need and comforting.

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    • I’m sorry for your experience, don. I’ve come to learn it is a more common affliction than might be apparent – in my case, born of chronic physical pain. Pharmacology enables a coping.

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  3. Every time I see your kind mark of approval on one of my posts, I wonder what kind of day you are having. Now I know to wonder what kind of night you had. It’s not called The Hour of The Wolf for nothing, and, with chronic pain, that’s 25 hours a day. You write of the powerlessness we all fear and must face — ironically, there is power in that. If only it were narcotic.

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