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Perhaps I need an Audience

Why am I threatening?
Why am I threatening to do this thing, it is in my mind to do?
I am a man of action,
I am a man of deeds.
Why am I threatening?
Am I seeking approval?
Am I so self absorbed that my mother’s madness and daughter’s sorrow, my wife’s anguish, 
and my father’s rage toward God mean nothing?
Am I so selfish that I would put them through such that loss just so I can escape to a 
cowardly reverie?
I am not sure.
But I am threatening, and that thing is in my mind.
Perhaps I need an audience,
Perhaps I need an audience, for the things unsaid and unheard about me,
Perhaps I need an audience to remind me of a God that is better than my reckoning of 
I am not sure.
Will I do this, or just threaten.
Perhaps I need an audience.

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  1. Date: 10/23/2008 4:23:00 PM
    There are many people here who do write about their real life. Often when they don't, and it is something serious, such as suicide or illness, they put an author's note at the bottom explaining it is not reality based so friends do not worry. Yes, we are artists, but we are also emotional human beings who have many friends that we care about deeply right here on this site. Some of us also care about strangers. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 10/22/2008 6:18:00 PM
    Well, you've got one at the Soup ... LOL ... interesting write here. My take on suicide is that if nothing happens in God's world by mistake than who am I to judge when someone takes their own life? Perhaps, it was meant to be even if the Bible disagrees. It sure is a hot topic with the younger folks here at the Soup!! Sad.

  1. Date: 10/22/2008 10:52:00 AM
    I read your blog. I am sorry that I misconstrued this and actually was relieved to hear it was fictitious. That does show, however, how talented you are, that your write was that believable. You have a beautiful family. I am going to read more of your writing in the future, as, I feel I can learn alot. Christie

  1. Date: 10/9/2008 6:04:00 AM
    If what you wish to do is what I think...Dont do it. Life, surely is very hard and bitter but we have to lead forward. All the time we can't find answers so easily. Some hard work is always needed. I'm very sorry about the way things are moving for you but remember God's always there. He's helping you with your each breath without your even knowing it. You'll be in my prayers. Take care, Chitra

  1. Date: 10/8/2008 11:22:00 AM
    This is a good place to have an audience. We care, and I am sorry life has you so down that you feel this way. Just remember that no matter how hard life gets, it may sound trite during pain, but, God is always there to lean on. Your friend in words- christie