Depression. It isn’t just a label. It is a disease that many are struggling with and in different ways. Every day can be a battle and those basic things in life, such as getting out of bed, can be a victory during these daily battles. Let’s introduce the poetess Bri (From the mind of Bri), who wrote a poem about a battle she won. The title says it all: Today I Got Up.
Not just one type
Unfortunately, there is not just one type of depression. Depression comes in different forms and reveals itself in different ways. We use the term depression to identify something that is referring to a mental state. This is something clinical, but it sums up what it is about. Sometimes this depression is caused by a trauma. In other cases, the depression is caused by mood disorders.
When it comes to Bri, she battles a depression caused by her ex. As she told us: the one that got away. In this poem, she describes a victory that seems very small but isn’t. This is the moment she decided to get out of bed and face the world. This can be very difficult and there is no guarantee that she will be able to do the same, the following day.
This poem is written from emotions. Deep emotions that haunt the mind. Enclosed in this poem is the message that getting up on any day is a way to deal with a breakup. One step at a time.
Today I Got Up
I found myself fighting with myself
It’s an ongoing battle of getting up
or staying in bed
Sad and depressed
Beating myself up while reminiscing about the life
we could have had
Replaying memories of the times we shared as
if they happened just yesterday
But today I asked myself
who’s in bed unable to function lost in
memories of you?
The answer? No one is
so today I chose to transform that energy
From that we could have been into what I am
becoming and today was a good day
Because today I got up
On Instagram, you can find Bri when searching for the username Fromthemindofbri or just follow this link.
She started writing when she was still a child (8 or 9 years old, she isn’t sure). She considers poetry as her number one love. Her inspirations she gets from the work of Maya Angelou and Nikki Giovanni.
Originally, Bri is from California but lives in Las Vegas. She is a single mother of three children.