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Life Prolonged

I was supposed to die today
Week after week I'd withered away
I could no longer face the desperate hours
Always reminded that I have no power
I have no love and I have no hope
No more have I the ability to cope
I wanted to die and that was it
So I poured a bleach cocktail and began to sip
I added some pills just for good measure
So tired of nothing bringing me pleasure
I downed it all with a few big swallows
Then I got comfortable, knowing death should follow
I leaned back and waited for the darkness to come
And come it did, I was now gone
Or so I thought until I awoke
On a breathing machine feeling I might choke
My mother was there with pure joy in her eyes
She wanted to know why suicide I tried
She questioned what prompted this unforgivable sin
But I felt only disappointment for failing again
I wanted to die not wake up here
My only answer was a lake of tears

for contest: Surviving After Suicide Attempts

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  1. Date: 8/7/2013 8:24:00 AM
    a haunting piece ..well penned....congrats on your win

  1. Date: 8/7/2013 8:12:00 AM
    Great job in the contest with this one, you took us all by the hand to a very dark place and let go...still trying to find my way back -Good Job!

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 6:51:00 PM
    This poem broke my heart....fine writing though....hope things are better...God bless

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 8:49:00 AM
    Very touching yet, hauntingly sad!!! , Done in a excellent well written, manner...congratulations on a well deserved win, April. <3Cherie

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 8:10:00 PM
    Congrats on your win in my contest! :)

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 8:10:00 PM
    April, life is good.. this is a nice winning poem.>>PD

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 8:06:00 PM
    April that poem was so good, yet so heartbreaking; I have been down, but never to that extent. I hope your life is improving now. Than you so much for sharing your deepest feelings with us here...Peter

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 9:09:00 AM
    Such ominous tone, mixed with such ferocity. There's this creepy strength to fail. Hard-hitting tone in these lines.

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 8:29:00 AM
    April-This is chilling. It's so sad but very well written. Best of luck in the contest. Faith

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 5:06:00 AM
    I felt this one Gabriella.I enjoyed perusing your story which was nicely written I thought.Good luck in the contest.