BLACK DOG...the brilliance of the MIND.....
"It lingers, lurking, waiting for an opening to dismantle the light
Knowing that time is limited, it can destroy all that is bright
Silently creeping forward within, ready to weaken, then destroy
Blinded by a radiance of the enemy, to eradicate all beauty its ploy
But the power, the source of all that transcends the beauty within
is the consciousness of an eternal light, a flower blooming in Spring
Sole provider of our thoughts, messenger of the pure, food of the soul
Protector of the weak, forever beaming for love, knowing His role
But the Black Dog of fear, loneliness suffering and despair
Assassin of dreams, the king of darkness has no need to care
Simply to wrap up our souls, to darken the flickering light
of love, but unable to darken a beauty, faith immortal in flight"
- aka Brendan Lauritz
But then there are the more severe types of depression that infiltrate the psyche. The schizo types. The manic types. The "voices" types. These are epidemic in the homeless world. They cause addictions. They cause permanent sadness. They cause overdoses. They cause the loss of our most precious gift. They cause death.
But because of its very nature, the medical world, or more appropriately the 'mental' medical world, can only treat the symptoms they are told about by the patient, not the symptoms that they can see or diagnose through x-rays etc. So if the patient cannot explain their symptoms accurately then surely the prognosis is doomed to be incorrect, the treatment will be incorrect, and the Black Dog continues to win. How do I know? I am no Psychiatrist or medical expert. Yep correct. But I have done more 'interviewing' of real live cases of Black Dog than many of the 'experts'. I have talked to many "voices". And I have lived with my own demon dogs......
......THE BEAUTY OF LIGHT WITHIN......