Sparingly draw out the dark creative side

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Please teach me how to draw out my dark creative side, but also teach me how to stuff it back into it's box on demand.

There are days where I know what I should be doing or thinking to help myself, but I don't do them.
Is that apathy or because I don't care what happens next?

I feel like if the building's not on fire, then why make a big deal about my current mood/feeling.

That train of thought has a short life because it's all part of a growing snow ball.
That little white, innocent feeling of a snowball grows faster than I can deal with it's consequences.
Before I know it, I'm hurtling down that black hole called "full-on depression."

You know, "that" place. "That" thing that won't leave me the hell alone. "That" thing that becomes the only thing I'm most familiar with in life. Yes..."That" thing.

I cannot kill it. I cannot live with it. I cannot abuse it to my benefit.
Can someone please...please teach me how to use it sparingly to draw out my dark creative side, but also teach me how to stuff it back into it's box on demand.

Anyone, can anyone teach me these two things?

Submitted: September 07, 2017

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Bert Broomberg

This was an interesting read. It is true creativity and depression often go together, although in some cases people fail to be able to use their creativity when they feel depressed. I wonder if anyone has ever found an answers to the questions in your poem. I would like to know the answer too.

Fri, September 8th, 2017 11:38am


Thank you for the comment. Let me know too!

Tue, September 12th, 2017 2:35pm

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