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Christmas 2016

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JerryPat2
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I have heard about Christmas depression all my life. I never understood it. Today I do.


I lie awake
I cannot sleep

I suck air into my lungs
I cannot breathe

I try to converse
I cannot speak

my eyes are wide open
but I canot look

I try to think thoughts
my mind is broken

I listen
I cannot hear

christmas day depression
has found its way to me

©December 25, 2016 / Jerry Pat Bolton

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

© Copyright 2016 Jerry Pat Bolton - All Rights Reserved
Ari Squire
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You're not asking, I know Jerry...but if I were having the blues at Christmas, I'd take something I have and find some soul somewhere and give it to them. Even if it's a buck or two. Take Zoe along with you.

You know I wish you well any time of year.


Ari  

Loving Linny Jean is poetry.

JerryPat2
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2 posted 12-25-2016 02:33 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Thank you, Ari. I plan to do what you suggested, only it won't be money I give away. I'm preparing two Cornish Hens . . . I will be giving one of them, with all the trimmings, to someone this Christmas Day.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

BluesSerenade
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3 posted 12-25-2016 11:28 PM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

Don't be sad JP, your poem hurt my heart.  Remember, everyone is fighting a hard battle.  I hope you found some joy today.  I wish you a very happy new year.
JerryPat2
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4 posted 12-25-2016 11:46 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

I'm better, Blues, thank you.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

Bluesy Socrateaser
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In The Mirror


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I never followed the tradition much myself JerryPat. I faked it some a few times...didn't want to break any little hearts before I had to, but I'm still happy to see the holidays pass. I don't know for sure if people are more real at Christmastime or more phony.

...just bein' Bluesy

JerryPat2
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More phony, is my take on it.

I'm cool now, yesterday was bad though.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

2islander2
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7 posted 12-26-2016 06:26 PM       View Profile for 2islander2   Email 2islander2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2islander2

hi jerry ambiguous time for me too, thanks for the touching words
yann


JerryPat2
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Thanks, Yann . . . Appreciate you stopping by.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

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