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Christopher
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25 posted 11-24-1999 07:03 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

My heart goes out to those who fall to such dire straits. It's sad to hear that it is so widespread. The value of a human life seems to depreciate at a daily rate.
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26 posted 11-24-1999 07:07 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

I want to thank each and everyone of you for taking the time to read and to respond to this post. Hopefully we can make some difference.

Munda...please do see someone takes this young girl serious before it's too late.

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"When you come to the edge of the light which is all you know. And are about to step off into the darkness that is unknown...Faith is knowing one of two things will happen...there will be something to stand on...or you will learn how to fly." -Unknown
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27 posted 11-24-1999 07:11 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Ruth
Very well written and very worth reading
Elizabeth
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Hoot,I am groping for words...!!!

I don't have any first hand experience with any acquaintances committing suicide either...And thats some place I never want to go...

The despair and agony that a person goes through,to commit such a heart-wrenching act is so frightening...My heart really goes out to them...However, its not something that is to be condoned..Suicide is never a solution, just an excuse....

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for addressing an issue thats becoming a plague...And you have done much justice to it my friend....((((hugs))))

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"No one was ever ruined from without;
The final ruin comes from within.".....Amelia E. Barr


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29 posted 11-24-1999 10:43 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I have had experience with this subject and find the statistics sobering. If anyone is alone this holiday season - or anytime, please feel free to contact me. I may not truly understand what you're going through, but I will promise to listen and not judge.

Thank you Ruth, for a wonderful inspirational poem.
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30 posted 11-24-1999 11:46 PM       View Profile for Moonshine   Email Moonshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Moonshine's Home Page   View IP for Moonshine

Wow Ruth - that is such an excellent piece, it really captures the tradgedy of suicide. At first it freaked me out a little bit (was kinda worried about you) but then I read the rest. I had a friend commit suicide on me earlier this year and it really rips you apart. In some really dark times of my life I thought about it, but realised that it would be a waste of my life. Excellent poem with a powerful msg.Well, done.

Huggs.......
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31 posted 11-24-1999 11:51 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

I can't say thank you enough everyone for your kind words, your heartfelt replies and for most of all taking the time to read this
Tara Simms
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32 posted 11-26-1999 10:31 AM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Ruth, I work with troubled teens and the majority of them have attempted suicide in the past. Thank you for bringing to light a serious problem. This time of year is especially difficult for those dealing with depression. It's almost hard to imagine someone taking their life at a time when we are celebrating the most important things in life: family and friends.

Sometimes a kind word or gesture can show those who suffer that someone DOES care.
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Ruth...I know you too well to be afraid for you (in this piece). Thankyou for sharing this with us. In my teens I attempted. I did not succeed(Thank the Lord!). It is easy to fall into the dark pits and loose yourself. Alone is a difficult thing to deal with but I believe we are never truely alone.

Love you my friend.
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34 posted 11-26-1999 01:41 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Tara...I know what your job entails and I know you see much more of this than I. I am just thankful the children you work with have your support and understanding

Marilyn...I thank God too, what a loss of a precious gift that would have been my dear friend.
Hugs
Ruth
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35 posted 11-28-1999 05:00 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Ruth, What a gift you have for opening people's eyes to circumstanses around them. I knew a guy when I was a teen who used to threaten often to commit suicide and I was so scared for him, I tried to get his girl friend to take him serious, but she just shrugged it off. He ended up moving out of the state so I have no idea where or how he ended up, but I often wonder about him.
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36 posted 11-28-1999 05:22 PM       View Profile for cates   Email cates   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for cates

Thanks Hoot, I have only just begun to read poems here. I see myself so well here too, for my night once fell fast.
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Lost Dreamer...thank you for bringing this back to the top and thanks for your kind comments.

cates...I'm glad that night turned into day for you. Welcome to passions

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"When you come to the edge of the light which is all you know. And are about to step off into the darkness that is unknown...Faith is knowing one of two things will happen...there will be something to stand on...or you will learn how to fly." -Unknown
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