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Suicide Attempt Survival

Loving to all around her, happy with life She started to change, slowly at first you see It was painful to see the sadness, her strife She wanted to die, her life was so empty Nothing that was said registered in her brain Seems that she was always living in the rain One day she tried to take her life with some pills Trying to dull the pain on the window sill She survived the desired encounter with death Living to face a new day without sadness And now with a secure new outlook and breath The dark won’t be so dark within the brightness She has found hope in the near death ritual She’s glad there won’t be a lonely burial Now life resumes as she survives an ending Out into life she brings love with her sending
Russell Sivey Contest: Surviving After Suicide Attempts Sponsor: Anne Currin 7/28/2013

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  1. Date: 8/6/2013 7:27:00 PM
    Glad to see you here Russell....congratulations ..enjoyed reading again

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 8:20:00 PM
    A lovely ending when life takes place... Congratulations Russell,,, xox..PD

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 8:15:00 PM
    Congrats in my contest. :)

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 6:05:00 PM
    Very touching, I love happy endings! We have a close friend who's 28 year old son commited suicide few week ago, her sadness is unamaginable.

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 12:16:00 PM
    Very well done. Glad for a positive ending. I wish I understood the forces that cause people to want to extinguish their life.

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 10:11:00 AM
    This is a triumphant poem I know many who have experienced being pushed to the edge can relate to. The light of understanding and recovery dispels and overcomes unneeded despair. I'm happy the character survived. Very well written.

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 9:22:00 AM
    Russell; This is a good, but also sad poem. I am glad it turns out good at the end. Some people think that that is a coward's way out. I don't think so - it takes guts to do it. Maybe I should write something on this topic. Thanks for sharing and good luck in the contest. Lucy

  1. Date: 7/28/2013 8:53:00 PM
    Enjoyed your poem Russell, after the storm the calm, very nicely expressed, thank you for sharing xxx

  1. Date: 7/28/2013 8:14:00 PM
    Very positive and happy ending to the usually sad really turned it around Russel...nice job

  1. Date: 7/28/2013 12:35:00 PM
    This is a happening that is taking place all too often..Reads like a winner to me..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 7/28/2013 12:17:00 PM
    Wow I love your direction it's hard to write about something that tragic but it's even harder to write about the after. Excellent poem poet

  1. Date: 7/28/2013 8:01:00 AM
    Suicide is never an easy thing to write about. That said, I am grateful to read the happy ending that I did on this great piece of yours. In poetry, one can easily talk about pain, sadness, death, etc. But, rarely do they talk about a solution to it all. Excellent job on this.