There is the idea in life that “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” there is a paradise that is the antithesis of the profound emptiness of sorrow, grief, despair and depression. What if your life has always been experienced “Somewhere Under the Rainbow,” and you cannot find the pathway that will lead you out of this painful Shadowland? The following is a reflective glimpse of what it is like to be someone who lives in the shadow of depression.
I once found myself aware of raindrops on the window pane.
and smell the fragrance of the dawn, in days when I was free.
why is it that they who know me best, cannot see that my pain is real?
I was lost in shadow, and played the role of come whatever may,
I learned that there is really no way that I could carry life's load.
The weight of life, lost dreams and hurt, it lifted from within.