THE MELANCHOLY VORTEX AND FEAR

MELANCHOLIA VORTEX

Fear is part of this whirling whirlpool –a veritable wave of the Melancholia that engulfs the person depressed. Fear, gloom and despair are all part of this experience we call melancholia. For some, tragically, it may even end in the self-destruction of suicide.
Below is a poem given to me to share with you from Ryan, my Grandchild. My Ryan is a Rapper (No, rapper is not a “door knocker” per dictionary) but one who loves to put his words into a music genre called RAP Rhythm and Poetry.
Here is his poem that speaks of fear and its progression, causing the human spirit to spiral around and around into the darkness of the unknown.
Hope is part of the antidote of fear. The fellowship of Depressed Anonymous is likewise the antidote to fear. Again, expression of our fears to another human being is what can pause, even stop the vortex that kills.
FEAR

THE SUDDEN PAUSE
UNEXPECTED HESITATION

FEAR

Ambition killer
Life changer

DEATH
New routes
More caution
Less life
Confusion
More stress

FEAR

Fear itself
Where to go now?

FEAR

Drown
Suffocating
Death

…..FEAR
By Ryan

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