Anxiety · depression · Illness · mental health · Poetry · Writing

I am the ocean, I am the sea: a poem.

In honour of Depression Awareness week, I thought I’d share a poem I wrote. I wrote this when I was first started on heavy antidepressants, my body and mind going through that process of trying to adjust to new medication, and feeling like you don’t know who you are any more. I think this was last October, and I remember hating it so much, and wanting to stop, so badly. But now I’m glad I stuck it through, learning that things really do get worse before they get better. Enjoy. 🙂 ❤


I’m lost

My head has become an ongoing 


never still


waves moving up

                              and down

and up

                            and down

to places I never knew I could be

places I didn’t want to be

I couldn’t find myself any more

I desperately wanted to come back to the shore. 

By Nicole Tallow.

The Girl on the Swing II - Original acrylic vertical landscape painting - Fine Art. $85.00, via Etsy.:


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