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Black Dog Days

I slept the afternoon away today
Just to escape the thought of it all
The Black Dog on my back had all the say
Making all my defenses just fall

All the remorse of those yesterdays
That come back to haunt me still
The Black Dog sure wants me to pay
Barking in my ear until I had my fill

Nagging thought of regret and woe
Memories I had long left to the past
The Black Dog seems my eternal foe
And its’ hounding will always last

Why will it not let things just rest
Redemption is just a dream now lost
The Black Dog keeps coming back the pest
The moment, now, is its wanted cost

I must learn to regain myself
And let go of the depressing things gone by
The Black Dog is eating away at my health
Filling my head with all of its lie

Nothing I do can change the past
But it is their that I must let it rest
The Black Dog will then not be able to last
Allowing me to give this moment the best.

17.26 24th September 2009 AustEST
Copyright Gregory John O’Flaherty

Black Dog Days

Gregory John O'Flaherty

Maryborough, Australia

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To have a Black Dog on your back is Aussie slang for being depressed.
Depression is not an illness it is a natural reaction to the shit of life. If it gets to the point that it is affecting your being and life, see a good doctor. There are better therapies than anti-depresants.

The most depressing thing to happen in Victoria after the Kennet government lost to labor, was to have Jeffery (F…ing) Kennet appointed to head Beyond Blue, a Depression awareness organisation … how depressing..

Dedicated to all those on RedBubble who have Black Dog Days.

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