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  • Writer's pictureTerra

An ode' to suicide

It use to be something that happened to someone, someone else knew

It use to be rare and just ruffle the outer feathers of your world

Now it is real, in your face, here to stay

We've moved into a world where we can not digest our pain

We turn to alcohol a depressant to cry away our pain

But it betrays us and fuels the fire, it send your in a spiral of only taking action with no thought of reaction

You thought you showed the warning signs

But they are signs we have all struggled with, we have all dabbled, we have all tried

Signs that are looked over because no one respects the threat and no one forgives the action

Now the pain you shouldered has been burdened onto all of your flock who loved you

Instead of letting us help you shoulder the burden in life you settle us with your pain for eternity

Instead of giving us the gift of your presence you take our innocence to escape your pain

Because if you could just wait a little longer

Just one more day the light may shine through

You just need a glimmer of hope

You need to reach out again and try harder because we all carry pain

The world is not what you are led to believe from social media posts, we hurt, we struggle and we don't share the pain

We hide behind the smiles and the pinterest perfect posts

You may feel weak, let us be strong together but we need to fight for your strength to stand tall again

Take my hand, let me help

The answer is not a the bottom of another bottle

It's at the bottom of a shared plate with someone who loves you

Suicide is not an option and to think it is..

Is the first mistake

There will be light again but not if you pull the trigger

The light will forever fade from the hearts of your many at the bottom of the river

Your family will never feel true happiness again at the bottom of bottle

The needle is full of nothingness, not light

Keep looking forward nothing is unfixable you just need to take smaller steps

Take my hand we'll walk together

Truly reach out don't hid behind the sarcasm

Don't assume they don't get it

And don't assume your passive aggressive attempts tell the full story are enough, nothing is that easy

But if you slip that knot you will never know

If you drag that blade they will never forget, never forgive and never fully heal

See, when you escape you take a part of the souls of your loved ones but you never asked how they felt about that .... did you?

You are robbing them of their peace and innocence yet making it so you can never apologize for what you stole from them

You are making decisions and effecting so many but only caring about escaping. When you stop caring for those you love you need to reevaluate the way you view the world.

But keeping it real..

There's help out there personal and professional just take the steps to find it. It takes more strength to ask for help than it does to close the garage door and turn the car on.

Never an option there is always a ; to add to your story

(Unless medically necessary {and you have involved your loved ones and doctors} or you have an uncontrollable urge to hurt others)

Terra Lent ©️2018

If you are struggling PLEASE call one of the numbers below...

(There is a worldwide list of numbers below the photo)

*If you know more resources please feel free to comment them*

Notes: there are now apps for your phone that give you access to counselors right on your phone where ever whenever you need it..

You're not alone. Confidential help is available for free.

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

To chat online with a national suicide hotline counselor, click here: the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website:

For the hearing impaired, contact the Lifeline by TTY at: 1-800-799-4889


Call (800) 273-8255

24/7 Suicide Text Hotline | Here for you. Totally free |

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Suicide Hotline (the Trevor Lifeline): 1-866-488-7386 (available 24 hours a day, seven days a week)

TrevorChat online chat: (Available 7 days a week (3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. PT).)

TrevorText text messaging: Text the word "Trevor" to 1-202-304-1200 (Available on Fridays (4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PT)

The Trevor Project website:

Teen suicide hotline

(Thursday's Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline): 1-800-USA-KIDS (872-5437) (available 24 hours a day, seven days a week)

Thursday's Child website (lists many additional teen hotlines):

Christian Suicide Prevention website:

World Wide

Argentina: +5402234930430

Australia: 131114

Austria: 017133374

Belgium: 106

Bosnia & Herzegovina: 080 05 03 05

Botswana: 3911270

Brazil: 188 for the CVV National Association

Canada: 5147234000 (Montreal); 18662773553 (outside Montreal)

Croatia: 014833888

Denmark: +4570201201

Egypt: 7621602

Estonia: 3726558088; in Russian 3726555688

Finland: 010 195 202

France: 0145394000

Germany: 08001810771

Holland: 09000767

Hong Kong: +852 2382 0000

Hungary: 116123

India: 8888817666

Ireland: +4408457909090

Italy: 800860022

Japan: +810352869090

Mexico: 5255102550

New Zealand: 0800543354

Norway: +4781533300

Philippines: 028969191

Poland: 5270000

Portugal: 21 854 07 40/8 . 96 898 21 50

Russia: 0078202577577

Spain: 914590050

South Africa: 0514445691

Sweden: 46317112400

Switzerland: 143

United Kingdom: 08457909090

USA: 18002738255

Veterans' Crisis Line: 1 800 273 8255/ text 838255



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