I’ve shared some thoughts on World Suicide Prevention Day. I’ve a hard time talking about the past; I was a different person then. But maybe, just maybe, this will help someone.
On the Edge
I sit out on the edge and think:
“A little more would do the trick . . . “
and wonder if you’ll push or pull.
I know that life feels awful,
but the answer is not found
in bullet, blade, or bottle,
not six feet underground.
Where you are now, so once was I:
longing for relief, control;
invisible to those outside,
I wear the scars upon my soul.
And now I’m here imploring you
to stop and wait and think things through,
take a breath and seize the day,
help is just a call away.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides help to those in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Counselors are available 24/7/365 at
About the Featured Image
The featured image is from tattoo.com. From their website:
Founded in 2013, Project Semicolon was created to support and honor those struggling with suicide, depression, self-injury and addiction. The organization’s mission statement is straightforward: “A semicolon represents a sentence the author could have ended, but chose not to. That author is you, and the sentence is your life.” Many people who have been affected by suicide or have attempted suicide themselves are opting to get semicolon tattoos as permanent reminders of the struggle and the choice to keep living.