World Suicide Prevention Day

All the struggles and anxiety, the loneliness,

Surrounding my life like an army.

My mind, this fortress begins to crumble

And suicide comes, hey, let’s gamble.

How do I gain my sadness freedom?

There is an offer on the table for me.

Suicide invites me into its kingdom,

Well, is this the best way I can flee.

My friends and family, where are you,

I’m drowning, my life jackets are few.

How do I escape my thoughts,

Suicide has some empty slots.

But my life is a gem, precious,

Priceless even for death’s offer.

I need help to change my state

Without accepting a suicide fate.

I need my bible and family, a safety vent,

My escape from suicide and its predicament.

So I won’t take my life, no I must not.

23 thoughts on “World Suicide Prevention Day”

  1. A disturbing number of Veterans take their own lives in the U.S. On average, approximately 7,300 Veterans die from suicide each year. Despite significant efforts and billions of dollars invested by the state and federal governments across the nation, suicide rates among Veterans rose 26 percent from 2005 to 2016. In Florida alone, nearly 600 Veterans die from suicide each year at a rate slightly higher than the national average.

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    1. Wow!!!! This just made me sad๐Ÿ’”.
      I had never really seen suicide in statistics and these numbers are too heartbreaking to ignore the fact that many people we see around need serious help. Those in authority at the armed forces ought to make mental health an issue of priority to aid in reducing these numbers because it’s so shocking how the numbers keep rising. I stand in prayer for people with suicidal thoughts ๐Ÿ™.
      Let’s all help in our very small way so that those around us who need help get it and avoid suicidal outcomes.
      Thanks for reading, sharing your views n showing concern๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š

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    1. I’m glad you appreciate the poem.
      It’s good that we remain positive with individuals struggling with suicidal thoughts as it mostly emanates from the conflicts they feel within.
      Thanks a lot for your feedback. I really appreciate it๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š

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    1. It’s so very kind and thoughtful of you to volunteer for such an advocated and important cause. Bridget, keep giving hope to as many people as you can. Suicide should never be an option. Indeed there is hope for everyone.
      Glad you appreciate my poem as well๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š

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  2. No, donโ€™t take your life! Itโ€™s not the answer! I still have suicidal thoughts sometimes too, but these thoughts are our enemy. Trust me, youโ€™re not alone in the struggle, but I firmly believe we can beat it for good by the grace of God.

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    1. Sometimes being supportive requires openess in its truest form. Glad you appreciate the uplifting ending, that was my purposed focus for this poem.
      Thanks for reading, commenting and showing concern โค

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