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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Chosen Words

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

A Troubled Mind

A troubled mind

is heartbreaking;

It also causes


You can’t see the sun

through all of the clouds,

They block all your vision,

and cause you to doubt.

You can’t find the beauty

the Lord has made;

You find gloom and despair;

lose control of your fate.

The world all around you

is shutting you in.

It’s so hard to focus,

or manage a grin.

You blame yourself

for the state of your mind,

When, indeed, you are innocent, of such a crime!

Your despair’s a result

of chemicals in your brain,

They are unbalanced which causes you fear and pain.

It makes you unsure

of things that you did;

you wonder what happened

to you as a kid.

It has nothing to do

with what you have done;

It’s a depressing condition, which isn’t much fun.

I know you have dark days,

and darker days, too,

Your family is praying,

for healing, for you.

Keep thinking positive,

there’s help on the way,

With counselors and medicine, you’ll soon find a day;

When you’re happy and joyful, and just want to say:

I’m on my way to a better life and a brand-new day!

Shirley Binkley

Cedar View Apartments