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A little DABDA will do ya — outside of death and dying


A little DABDA

A little DABDA will do ya,
Or so, the grieving are told.
But there’s no right way, or wrong way, to mourn
Even if there are more Common, and less common, ways.

A death, a divorce, or similar, has been long anticipated.
Likewise for anger; it’s been wrestled with
And exhausted,
Before the loss.
Likewise for bargaining.
Depression? More common, and more normal,
Even before acceptance, which may never fully come for some.
Sometimes, they overlap.
Emotions, after all, aren’t discrete.
Sometimes, one emotion is experienced
Two or more times, even if others aren’t.

And maybe, just maybe
A little DABDA will do ya,
For things besides loss.
Like depression, even if it’s a “D” itself.
Or anxiety.

Don’t we deny our own emotions at times,
Or longer moods,
Or more complex psychological states?
Of course, especially if there’s reason for us to do that.
Don’t we get angry at being depressed,
Or frustrated at being anxious?
Yes.
Unfortunately, bargaining aside,
Depression or anger don’t fully disappear.
A little DABDA

A little DABDA will do ya,
Or so, the grieving are told.
But there’s no right way, or wrong way, to mourn
Even if there are more common, and less common, ways.

Sometimes, loss doesn’t involve denial.
A death, a divorce, or similar, has been long anticipated.
Likewise for anger; it’s been wrestled with
And exhausted,
Before the loss.
Likewise for bargaining.
Depression? More common, and more normal,
Even before acceptance, which may never fully come for some.
Sometimes, they overlap.
Emotions, after all, aren’t discrete.
Sometimes, one emotion is experienced
Two or more times, even if others aren’t.

And maybe, just maybe
A little DABDA will do ya,
For things besides loss.
Like depression, even if it’s a “D” itself.
Or anxiety.

Don’t we deny our own emotions at times,
Or longer moods,
Or more complex psychological states?
Of course, especially if there’s reason for us to do that.
Don’t we get angry at being depressed,
Or frustrated at being anxious?
Yes.
Unfortunately, bargaining aside,
Depression or anger don’t fully disappear.



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