Sometimes the darkness in your mind
Sometimes the piercing in your heart
Sometimes it’s just much too much
Daydreams of eternal peace
Free from grief
Free to breathe
That God’s arms
Become my home
Stop Stop Stop
Don’t listen to the lies!
The Sun is a promise
that never fails
The warmth of the morn
is not far away
Sit with your pain
just till dawn
when the Earth brings light
Your pain comes from you
your child within
were you not loved?
were you not nurtured?
or maybe not enough?
Listen to your pain
she weeps from your soul
cradle her softly
tell her she’s not alone
Hum her sweet melodies
just don’t let go
fast asleep in your own arms
both have sweet dreams
Gently you awaken
feeling warmth from within
you blink at at the suns glow
no darkness in site
you made it one more night
Some of us have voids in our soul
Maybe as a child our needs went unmet
Will you also ignore that child that’s you?
Will you tell her you have others things to do?
She needs you as she has all through the years
be the one to mother and nurture lovingly
hold her in your arms as she weeps all night
Remind her she never has to be alone anymore
watch and see…
You made it again…one more night…
This is so hard to watch, many will turn it off immediately and think, how negative! Consider it more negative if we continue to dismiss that suicide increases by leaps and bounds everyday. Why is that when there are so many new pills out. Shouldn’t these depressed people get over it by now. Geez, aren’t we tired of their attention seeking Debbie Downer attitude.
And that my friend is the reason that that approximately 96 people take their own lives everyday. This is especially from those who have suffered from depression for decades, like myself. 47 years of reaching out, takes its toll on those who have to listen, I know this. So the depressed, seeing people pull away from them, find themselves isolated and instead keep their dark thoughts to themselves. They have burdened every friend, family member and wow…they see they don’t feel better, in fact because of the isolation and loneliness… it is actually worse.
Medications are not the solution, trust me, they do not work for most of us. If one talks to those who survived depression they all answer the same thing. The medication doesn’t work but more so, there are so many loss of connection.
The stigma against people with any type of disease that is in our heads is making it so people stop reaching out. If you are like me and have suffered all your life, people get tired of hearing about it. Many times you hear, if you really wanted to do it, you would have done it. You are seen as an attention seeker and get to the point where you just stop reaching out and eventually you become so isolated that you begin the believe the lies your brain is telling you.
At the end of the video is a hotline if you or somebody you love suffers…please call. Suicide is not the solution and believe it or not there are people out there that care. Don’t let peoples ignorance or cruelty push you. Reach out…just never stop trying….
SUICIDE IS PREVENTABLE!
Special acknowledgement to Spoken Poet, Joyner Lucas in “I’m Sorry”. I never heard of him and not sure how I came across this, but wow! I was captivated. It is about time we have a person in the industry that isn’t just about Blow me ho! or Shake dat azz and such. His music has a real message that we cannot continue to run from because it makes us uncomfortable.