Simple Things

In the end
It was the simple things that saved her.
It was a child’s hand in hers,
The crunch of autumn leaves,
A small dog nestling in her lap
That made her want to be.
And when she wasn’t sure
It took just one look at those she loved
To remind her
That whilst the bad moments felt almost unbearable,
No pain was not worth bearing
So long as it gave way
To these moments of small joy.
The simple things
Of which her life-raft was built.

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5 Responses to Simple Things

  1. jfb57 says:

    Love that phrase ‘life raft’. I think I will make a list of what makes mine up

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    • PookyH says:

      We’ve had a completely mundane and utterly wonderful weekend! I think there are many things that make yours up, it can be hard to see them sometimes though and we can let the rope that holds them together go slack. Sparkly nails goes on the list 🙂 xxx

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  2. As you say it is so important to hold onto moments of small joy when you are severely depressed. That and having some hope that things might one day improve can be the difference between someone killing themself and surviving the darkness. http://bit.ly/1ER5cLY

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  3. OnTheWay... says:

    Unfortunately seems my life raft has a puncture.

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  4. A child’s hand is so precious.

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