It’ a Shame
By Adrian Yeates
Oh my God, how did it get to this?
How did things get so bad, what did I miss?
I can’t believe how quickly I’ve gone to pot,
Why didn’t I do more to stop the rot?
I’m a total failure, an imposter, a charlatan!
To think that I was trusted and depended upon.
I’m supposed to be smart, talented and strong,
But I’m useless, and weak, and get everything wrong.
Now I’m found out and everyone knows,
I deserve to be punished, to take all the blows.
I’ll never be any good or useful at all,
There’s no going back from this ignominious fall.
I can’t look anyone in the eye, I have nothing of value to raise,
I’ll just have to carry this shame until the end of my days.
So what did I do to be so ashamed of myself? Did I get caught drunk driving? Did I cheat on my wife? Did I defraud an employer?
None of these!
What I did was deny and hide the fact that I was struggling with my mental health to the point I needed professional help. I was diagnosed with Depression, shame on me!!
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