navwin » Discussion » Q & A » To "Gansta of Love"
Q & A
Post A Reply Post New Topic To "Gansta of Love" Go to Previous / Newer Topic Back to Topic List Go to Next / Older Topic
Member Rara Avis
since 1999-05-19
Posts 8669
Michigan, US

0 posted 1999-09-28 04:58 PM

First, Gansta, I want to assure you that your original post was not deleted purposely. RainbowGirl was apparently replying just as our server glitched (we were down hard for several minutes), and the result was gibberish in the database. I downloaded the files to my local PC in hopes of recreating them, but my hopes were in vain.

Second, let's talk about your post. The other four posts you've made on the board, shortly after this one, make it clear you are depressed, lonely, and very angry. Losing someone you care about can do that, I know. And you already know I'm going to tell you that suicide isn't the answer - so I'll avoid that cliché. Instead, let's talk about your options.

The post that was unfortunately mangled was an obvious cry for help. And that's good. You need to ask for help and you need to get a valid response to your strident plea. But the key word there is valid. Everyone who comes here, I think, cares deeply about other people. They care about your pain, and I suspect every one of them would like to help. But the unfortunate truth is that we don't have the answers you seek. We're not qualified. We're writers, not therapists, poets, not professionals. And anyone talking about suicide needs professional help. Not poetry. Not glib answers that are likely to do as much harm as help. You need someone who can do more than sympathize with your pain. You need someone who can understand it on a level we can't.

I strongly encourage you to seek help locally. Talk to someone who can point you in the right direction. As a last alternative (there are limitations, I think, on the power of the Internet), I'm going to give you a link that can give you better advice than I can. And I wish you the best of luck your in search.

[This message has been edited by Ron (edited 09-28-1999).]

© Copyright 1999 Ron Carnell - All Rights Reserved
Member Empyrean
since 1999-06-25
Posts 63354
Listening to every heart
1 posted 1999-09-29 09:40 AM

Gansta, I pick up from Ron's reply that you are looking for help. I sincerely hope and pray that you have read this, and that you will heed his advice. Good luck, and Godspeed!
Gansta of Love
Junior Member
since 1999-09-28
Posts 20
2 posted 1999-09-29 02:29 PM

I really appreciate the link and I have changed my mind. I am glad I read that because shortly after she came back.

Baby my love runs deeper
than the day get the
picture my love is
going get ya.

Lost Dreamer
Member Elite
since 1999-06-20
Posts 2464
Somewhere near the Rainbow
3 posted 1999-09-30 07:35 PM

I had to respond here, the words you spoke Ron were so honest, and sincere. I felt as though I were standing there listening to you speak those words knowing only the person their reflected to has the chose of hearing them or not. I think you probably helped more then you thought you could.
Senior Member
since 1999-08-20
Posts 739
Houston, TX
4 posted 1999-09-30 10:08 PM

I wanted you to know that I thought you handled this great. I want you to know
that I really appreciate you.

Thou who has given so much to me,
give one thing more: a grateful heart.
>George Herbert

Post A Reply Post New Topic ⇧ top of page ⇧ Go to Previous / Newer Topic Back to Topic List Go to Next / Older Topic
All times are ET (US). All dates are in Year-Month-Day format.
navwin » Discussion » Q & A » To "Gansta of Love"

Passions in Poetry | pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums | 100 Best Poems

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary