Instead of Depression (Poem by Andrea Gibson)

Instead of Depression (Poem by Andrea Gibson)

Instead of Depression poem by Andrea Gibson

Instead of Depression

Instead of depression,
try calling it hibernation.
Imagine the darkness is a cave
in which you will be nurtured
by doing absolutely nothing.
Hibernating animals don’t even dream.
It’s okay if you can’t imagine
Spring. Sleep through the alarm
of the world. Name your hopelessness
a quiet hollow, a place you go
to heal, a den you dug,
Sweetheart, instead
of a grave.

by Andrea Gibson



I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.


  1. John+gregory 1 year ago

    Thanks for the poem.

  2. Sue Krevitt 1 year ago

    Now these are CHEERFUL COLORS, going along nicely with the poetic reminder
    to just … rest quietly during these winter daze…Hibernate. I like this time to
    cozy up with Truth and Love, to ponder the Good, toss the Bad, and rejoice!

    My goal, anyway!!

    Thanks, Polly!

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