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Hope's Glimmer

It should not have surprised me when I woke,
laying in the hospital bed, white sheets,
bandages, heart monitor, IV yoke,
nurses, and three empty visitor seats.
Psychiatrists asked questions, prescribed pills,
forced meetings, demanded group therapy,
attempted to find the root of my ills,
declared depression, and then set me free.

It did not surprise me when I came home,
to find it still broken, empty, and bare.
Laundry still piled in a haphazard dome,
and proof of collapse pervaded the air.
I failed in life and also failed in death.
There must be a reason I still have breath.

Copyright © Brittany Reynolds

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  1. Date: 11/30/2012 6:48:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Richard's "Suicide Survivor" contest Brittany. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/22/2012 5:05:00 PM
    Brittany, congratulations with your wonderful win,,, , enjoyed stopping by once again ;-)~ Hope you are having a joyous holiday. Take care ~PD

  1. Date: 11/21/2012 6:17:00 AM
    Yes, we all have reasons for the breath of life within us. Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 11/20/2012 5:11:00 PM
    Oh Brittany, this sends shivers down my veins, look in the mirror and see the girl who has a gift that needs to be unraveled slowly but surely, see the rough diamond that wants to be polished in sunlight and in love, congrats, on this amazing write, hugs Vie

  1. Date: 11/20/2012 12:46:00 PM
    Strong words but sad and congratulations on your place in the contest xx

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 3:49:00 PM
    Strong piece and I echo the words below me. You are never alone. Hugs Michael

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 12:43:00 PM
    Hopefully,it's not you who went through all that was told in the poem. Even if it is, glad you found out the hope...Also you are not the only one!

    Reynolds Avatar Brittany Reynolds
    Date: 11/18/2012 3:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm glad you liked the poem. I'm not the speaker in this piece, although I have known people who had similar situations.