Without any light, I could not see
Just darkness, lay in front of me
The only sound, was my own heartbeat
My sense of smell seemed obsolete
Frozen in fear, I could not run
Or even return from whence I'd come
How I got here, I cannot recollect
My memory now seems circumspect
Unwilling it seems, to try and recall
The reason why, I am here at all
I’m at the point of giving up
With nothing left in my life's cup
A cup than once did overflow
With love and kindness for folks I know
But now alone, without any hope
No reason to live, no means to cope
I surrender my soul to this dark abyss
Not thinking of the things I'd miss
And as I’m drowning in this dark black lake
I feel a hand shaking me awake
My presence here is still required
Although, I feel so lost and tired
Your life may not be, what it seems
So, dream yourself, a different dream
Everyone is worth saving from themselves
Help prevent suicide
Words can bring such undoubted joy
And yet inflict real pain
So, if you can't say something nice
Perhaps you should refrain
For once they're said, you can’t take them back
And they will never be forgotten
They will stagnate in someone's memory
Like eggs that have gone rotten
It may, not even be what you said
But the way your words were spoken
An emphasis in the wrong place
Can cause a heart to be broken
No matter your intentions
Or if said in jest or play
Think before you start to speak
And be careful what you say.
Beware of hidden meanings
That lurk in others words.
They creep up on you like ripples
Once the waters been disturbed.
You took it as a kindly phrase
Confused by their intention.
They slyly recruited your support
As the truth they did not mention.
Now with your realization
Of their cunning and devious plot.
Your understanding comes too late
And stop it, you cannot.
Do you let them force the checkmate?
As it’s just a matter of time.
Or ease the amount of bloodshed
And gracefully resign.
My eyes they are my window
My eyelids are the blinds
But if you look into these eyes
So many things you’ll find
Like all my pain and sadness
From scars that will not heal
They’ll tell you when I'm healthy
And likewise, if I’m ill
For me, they are a window
But to you, they are a door
An entry to my very soul
Which no one, has seen before
So, if I look in your eyes
And tell you all I see
Will you pluck up the courage?
To do the same for me.
She sits alone and cries
Tears cascade down her face
Reminiscent of a waterfall after the rains
She sobs those elongated breaths
Like billows at a furnace
Her body heaves with grief
And still, she cries
I stand outside her door
Like a sentry on guard
Helpless to do anything but wait
She wants to be alone
I'm forbidden to invade into her sorrow
I cannot change the reason for her tears
And still, she cries
Her sobbing does get faint
Then builds again
Like an orchestrated symphony of pain
It hurts my heart
To hear the one I love in such distress
I'm her knight and meant to save her
Yet still, she cries
The sobbing has ceased
Though I still hear her whimper in her sleep
I'm tired too, but I will not abandon my post
This dragon that engulfs her I must slay
I carry no known weapons but my love
I wonder if that will ever be enough
For each time she cries.
It is not my death that I fear
It is living when someone I love has passed
For death itself does me no further harm
But the death of another leaves me
With a never healing wound.
It is not faith I lack
But that of others faith in me
For faith is just what we believe
But to have belief in others
You must believe in yourself
It is not pity that I seek
Though I pity those who do
As those without pity, are also without love
And those without love
Fear death, seek pity and lack faith.
While the holidays bring joy to many of us, for some it can be a time that triggers anxiety, depression and mental health issues, if someone wants to talk to you, please be prepared to listen.
I listened to her problems
I understood his pain.
The weather may be sunshine
But to them it feels like rain.
I didn’t need to answer
That wasn't in the plan.
Just someone who would listen
And try to understand.
I offered some encouragement
A little bit of hope.
Something they could hold onto
Something to help them cope.
It's good to share your feelings
To get things off your chest.
It may be a total stranger
Or someone who knows you best.
As long as they'll just listen
You do not want a debate.
So please, just talk to someone
Before it is too late.
We all need help but some are too proud to ask