By Benjamin Shapiro

Having feels is good,
Even if the feels feel bad,
It’s far worse to feel nothing
Than to have a day of sad.
Depression’s funny in that way,
(Not funny ha ha, though)
In that feelings not okay
Are far better than feelings faux.
So when a friend says they are down
Don’t try to force a smile,
Depression’s far more than a frown,
And sometimes lasts a while.
Just be patient with your friend
While sitting next to them,
And remember, in the end,
A rose is only as good as its stem.


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