It’s a Shame By Adrian Yeates



 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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