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(credit to Sheri for the inspiration)

By Steve Bates 26 Feb 2024


Helpless feelings,

No strength to fight

Struggle in dealing

In a tailspin flight


Depression strikes

Confusion hits

​It burst the dikes

And gives me fits


PowerlessnessIs what I feel

The uselessness

​My will will steal


But wait, I found

A peer support

To come around

With a good retort


To fight and gain

My power back

I won't refrain,

I'm on the attack


I'll fight for me,

Myself, and I

And I beg of thee

You've got to try


You can succeed 


Just repeat the creed,



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