FEELING DOWN

I feel so sad, and I don’t know why.
But I just know that I do.
It’s like somebody died.
Who? – I don’t know.
Why? – I don’t know.
Where? – I don’t know!
Being so depressed… it’s boring.
Being so bored… it’s depressing.
Yet it seems as though it would be useless to socialize.
I feel as though nothing could make me smile.
Like it would be one big terrible lie to even try.
I’m so sad. I don’t know why.
I only know that I am. I’m sorry.
But it is human too.

12-17-1990 Monday
Written by Gail Brookshire
The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. – Psalm 34:18 KJV
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. – Psalm 51:17 KJV
For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. – Isaiah 57:15 KJV
For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word. – Isaiah 66:2 KJV

I’m a Package

I’m a writer with a story begging to speak.
I’m a person who is afraid to be weak.
I’m a graduate who is ready to excel.
I’m a single mom who is afraid to fail.
I’m a Christian who seeks to serve my God.
I’m a human who is trodding on earthly sod.
I’m an employee giving what I can and will.
I’m a worker seeking so hard to pay a bill.
I’m a dreamer believing in faith and hope.
I’m a realist using logic to live and cope.
I’m a writer with a message to try and explain.
I’m a person who feels I have nothing to gain.

6-10-01 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)
I wrote this several years ago, just after graduating with my A.A. and my B.A.
I went from having good jobs and good pay before getting my degrees to all of sudden being over-educated and overqualified, going through 9 temp jobs before finally getting a job at Wal-Mart. I worked with several people who had a Master’s degree or other degrees but had also been told they were over-educated and overqualified. That’s the way it is in our area. It was very exhausting and discouraging.