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Short lived(poem of suicide)

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ex-terminator
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0 posted 11-27-1999 01:16 AM       View Profile for ex-terminator   Email ex-terminator   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ex-terminator

He was just 17 years old, a year for every
second it took his life to end.

He wanted love,or even just a good friend.

Just another bullet, just 50 cents a round,
when it left the chamber, it put his body
in the ground.

It's to late now, his ears unable to hear.
His eye's unable to see the pain of his
family.

A heart that no longer beats it's tune.

Lungs that no longer breathe the sweet
breath of life.

A family standing at his side.
Tears are falling like rain, they can't
hide.

all it cost him to die was 50 cents.
It costed his family, a life sadness, and
regrets.

35 cents a cost of one call may have save
him

Drowning in a pool of unhappiness, he
could not swim.

Answers they will never know, he died at the
age of 17, never more will he grow.

Suicide is a horrible thing, it ruins lives,
it breaks hearts.

no second chances, no fresh starts.

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1 posted 11-27-1999 01:21 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Ex-Terminator - The title certainly grabbed my attention. Then the line that jumped out at me:
'Drowning in a pool of unhappiness, he
could not swim.'

*I sure hope we can all recognize the symptoms of potential suicide and throw the life-line to non-swimmers before it's too late.
Thanks for the message.

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Cuddlez
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2 posted 11-27-1999 01:25 AM       View Profile for Cuddlez   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cuddlez

This reminds me of a quote I once heard that stopped me from committing suicide. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

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Time flies? Say it not so, time stays we go.
WhtDove
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3 posted 11-27-1999 01:40 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

This is so sad. I think everyone needs to tune into those who are so unhappy and think that there's no other way.
Thanks for the reminder.
ex-terminator
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4 posted 11-27-1999 01:56 AM       View Profile for ex-terminator   Email ex-terminator   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ex-terminator

My point exactly, they also need guidence, and a helpful hand who isn't afraid to get
involved, there are hotline, and hospitals
everywhere to help these people that are
afflicted, with these problems, there are
doctors, and councselors that can help, WE
just need to get INVOLVED!!!
hoot_owl_rn
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5 posted 11-27-1999 09:02 AM       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

Thank you exterminator for joining in on the quest to help stop this sensless tragidy. We can make a difference by recognizing the signs and being there to offer help and support.
 
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