Black Clouds

Anonymously written by a NZ Born Tongan suffering from depression


Black clouds are rolling in.

I can see them in the distance.

They are large and dark and heavy.

I can feel the power of their contents from here.

They carry an invisible force. A powerful force.

They are closer than before. Moving.

Before I know it they are here.

Engulfing me in their overwhelming presence.

I try to escape.

As I scream I am silenced by their strength.

They hold me down. I am paralysed within.

I am functioning. I am paralysed within.

Functioning. Paralysed.

The black clouds twist and turn.

The storm is moving.

The clouds are moving. Paralysed.

Functioning. Black clouds roll away.

Never too far away. Until next time.