We laid in bed, wrapped in each other’s arms, unclothed. We were both spent and catching our breath after having made love. The room was unlit and, other than the sound of our breathing, inescapably quiet. A new sound crept in and gently dashed the silence. It took me a few moments, but I eventually … Continue reading
I have some goofy friends I chat with on a regular basis. These people help me maintain some semblance of sanity while I’m bored at work and keep me otherwise entertained even if I’m not bored. They are all quick-witted and hilarious, but more importantly we all have depression and help each other combat that … Continue reading
Chaotic thoughts rattle In my head they battle Incoherent prattle Thrown from the saddle My pillow I snuggle What-ifs I juggle Sleep I must smuggle Eternal struggle The war rages on I want them gone Wish death upon These demon spawn Drowning in doubt Cast wildly about Voices they shout Madness they spout Days start … Continue reading
At this point in life she can not take more never-ending strife only forty-four. Suicide once failed when she was a teen anguish has prevailed fake smiles in between. Time of year triggers urge to self destruct madness configures mental misconduct. Just solution it helpful ones advise pain though doesn’t quit can’t see through her … Continue reading
[Editor's Note: When I posted on Sunday about it being one week until the local Out of the Darkness walk, CK Hope reached out to me and told me she had some poems she had written that dealt with suicide. She said she'd like to post them and link to the donation page on AFSP. … Continue reading
Tears come unbidden From ducts well hidden Can’t explain why I sit here and cry
Every thirteen minutes, someone in the US commits suicide. A traumatized lover pops a bottle of pills. A bullied teen hangs from a noose. A horribly depressed soul shoots himself in the face. A depressed teen hangs herself with a belt.
A wraith slides silently through an absolutely black night. It blends with the darkness, making it indiscernible to the naked eye. Unseen, unknown, the wraith slips in through a castle’s defenses unnoticed and lowers the drawbridge allowing safe passage across its protective moat.
Before I met you thoughts were terse in self-destructive mode immerse demons in my mind did converse and then I met you path inverse.
Every once in a while a song comes along that seems to perfectly describe a time in your life that you just get stuck on it and listen to that song over and over. Or is that just me? I’ve written previously about such songs and I have found another song which perfectly describes a time … Continue reading