Friday, April 13, 2012

UNLUCKY SIGN


NOTE:  Wow!  Apologizing in advance for this one.  SENSITIVE SUBJECT MATTER 
I'm not sure where it came from -- but it felt like it wanted to be written. 
NOTE:  Credit for this photo -- uncertain.
This particular copy was "clipped" from the facebook pages of "Friends of Irony" 
but, the photo has been circulating via emails on the internet for years.  
It provided the inspiration for this poem, however, so I am including it here. 

 Unlucky Sign

He woke up this morning determined,
decided; resolved nothing should --
nothing would -- change his mind
this time

Too many gray days, so much
water under the bridge
no way to go back, no reason to
go on

But, pausing on the brink, thinks
some small sign, a patch of blue  
perhaps, might change his mind
again

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THIS POET'S MESSAGE:   PLEASE, don’t let an unlucky sign determine your fate!   Seek help!
The listing below includes just a few of the many avenues available.  You can do it online, by phone, in person -- whatever works for you -- but, don't give up!


INTERNATIONAL & UNITED STATES NATIONAL Suicide & Crisis  
Phone Numbers, Chat, Web Sites, E-Mail, & Other Crisis Lines ... TTY - National Hotline 1-800-448-1833 ...

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VETERANS Suicide Hotline - Confidential Help For Veterans.
Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1
www.veteranscrisisline.net/
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Preventing Suicide Among LGBTQ Youth  CALL:  The Trevor Lifeline1-866-488-7386
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender...
http://www.thetrevorproject.org/suicide-resources/warning-signs


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6 comments:

  1. Oh, Pamela. This is so eloquently put. "a patch of blue/perhaps"...
    and then to offer possible patches for those suffering...so wonderful.
    Powerful piece.

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    1. Thank you, De! Glad you stopped by -- and liked what you found. :-)

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  2. Wonderful, PSC. Needed message, hope presented ... powerful, indeed.

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    1. Thanks, Marie! Was a bit leery about putting this one out here. Based on your -- and De's input -- I'm glad I did. Thanks for stopping by & commenting.

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  3. It definitely belongs out here. Beautiful.

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  4. Thank you, Claudia! Always good to get positive feedback. Haven't seen you here before. Hope you'll be back. If you have a blog I could visit -- feel free to let me know and I'll return the favor. :-)

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