April 18, 2024
How My Son Encouraged me Out of Depression

How My Son Encouraged me Out of Depression

The monster called depression almost won over me. Sometimes I look back and wonder where I would have been without my son. He is my saving grace and the reason why I changed my mind. My poem to him as a tribute.

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During birth, I was scared sick,
Did not know what to do, and I was gonna sink,
So deep was I helpless,
I often battled with being hopeless.

Then you came,
I carried you in my arms with no shame,
A boy straight fruit of my loins,
Oh what a joy I felt, like a millionaire with some coins,
My son,
My sun.

Sometime later a monster knocked my door,
“Postpartum Depression”, he introduced himself as he sat on the floor,
Definitely spinning my mind to the core,
I was struggling to eat, drink or even reason at all.

My life felt useless.
Yes, we had a newborn, but I was so clueless,
Days to months, this visitor pressed on my being,
Months to years, counselling was not helping a thing,
Hopeless, I took a stool and my tie,
Putting it round my neck, I was ready to die.

Happily, my son opened the bathroom door,
Calling me daddy, he caught me and I went ahead to implore,
“Son, forgive me!”
“Dad, Leave the tie and come play with me”,
Crying, I unraveled the tie,
I should not be living this lie.

Here was a boy, who saved my life,
All I had to do is believe in myself,
Let all the stress away,
And go forth to my son to play.
From then on,
My spirit has been child-like,
Living each day and putting the No-stress button on,
My life is so much more Dinseyland-like.

Postpartum depression, get out of my door!
There is definitely n room for you anymore!

ANONYMOUS DAD
 
 
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