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Happiness and Depression

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Happiness and depression
Lie side by side
Like twins in the womb
Feeding off the same system
Each trying to get the best of the being

Like two sides of a bean
A dichotomy of opposites
Battling for attention
They co-exist
Trying to control feelings
And striving to dominate

One moment
Happiness prevails
Refusing to be put down
Yelping like a puppy
Nibbling at the ankles
And prancing excitedly

Then depression pushes her aside
And takes over
In her overwhelming way
Like a snakebite
Releasing her venom
Through the veins
And clouding the day

How can it be
That two so diverse
Can co-exist
Tugging at each other
Striving for control
Like Jacob and Esau
In Rebecca’s womb?

By Matilda Moyo
16 May 2011

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olutosin's picture

Thanks

I know why i behave the way i do now...

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

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Sharese's picture

Wow.

Love this. The imagery paints such a vivid picture. My black print on white screen does not do it justice.

Just wow.

In love and gratitude,

Sharese

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