It Can Happen
(Depression Poems – Mental Illness)
Promise yourself you’ll try to be strong,
find courage to smile when things go wrong.
Bury unhappiness in the back of your mind,
greet simple pleasures to which you’ve been blind.
Break free from your prison of doubts and fears,
face life and problems with laughter not tears.
Should you stumble, just get up again,
don’t give in easily, there’s so much to gain.
You’ll be frightened at first, but try and try,
life is so short, it can just pass you by.
So when you succeed, you’ll not need to hide,
but face up to fears with courage and pride.