Amazing Poems of Hope: Life Circles: About Suicide, Being There and Being Strong When You Feel That You Can’t Go On.

If these words can help one life: then two lives have been meaningful.

Amazing Poems of Hope: Life Circles: About Suicide, Being There and Being Strong When You Feel That You Can’t Go On; by Pearldiver. Being young and being hurt, or not knowing things that you feel are really important, can sometimes push you off the edge. The edge is a dark place, where you may believe that the answers to your questions lives, or where your emotions have pushed you to, often without you realizing, often before you have had the chance to consider far better options. Sadly, many of our beautiful, very gifted, young people have robbed us through suicide, of the opportunity to see them live to fulfil their potential and their greatness. If you feel like you can't go on and that you know that you are close to that edge, for any reason; TALK TO A FRIEND or RING Life Line and TALK to someone who does genuinely Care. There is No Way Back From Death - But You Also Need to Be Strong to Live and that personal strength in Choosing to Live, is what makes you Great. One Day you might even become a Great Writer with the right words to change someone's life.

I know personally what losing a friend to suicide means and I know how much time it took to stop asking Why? This is a poem of hope. It is made up of some of the words that I wish I would have had the opportunity to have written then and the courage to say to one of those very special and gifted friends, lost to this world. If you know your children, their friends and your friends well enough, then perhaps you can inspire the positive mindset that those around you require to work through negative issues that have the potential to lead to an unnecessary and senseless suicide. I hope that you can read the signs and not stand back and be afraid to say and show someone near the edge; the genuine power of love. Perhaps the words within, inspired by the loss of a very special wide eyed life can save the life of another who needs to believe in their personal greatness. From the heart; I hope my words here are never needed. Take Care and Thank you for reading my works.

© Copyright 2010 - 2013 Pearldiver - Art of the Diver with all rights reserved.

Life journeys are not so daunting when you are focused on: Who you are, Where you want to be, How to take the right steps safely, The Best Way to get there, A Plan, that lets you set personal goals that You Can Achieve and More than One Route.
Life journeys are not so daunting when you are focused on: Who you are, Where you want to be, How to take the right steps safely, The Best Way to get there, A Plan, that lets you set personal goals that You Can Achieve and More than One Route.

Wide Eyed, Happy and You.

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Wide eyed child happy

Never alone

Nature here is blooming

Life here is wild and free

Bare feet squish through warm cow pats

Or from the wharf, dangle so aimlessly

o0o

Wide eyed boy

Not knowing alone

Knew all the stars at night

The nesting seabirds come and go

Where gold, sandy grains hide tiny shells

Treasures found, where only he would know

o0o

I have always missed the love I have

For people and places left so far behind

But I can never truly feel alone

As all my pain left there, will always be

For I am truly a happy wide eyed boy

Just can’t help but see, so much life surrounding me

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It’s not true that you should be

Hurt by those who say it’s all your fault

It’s not true that strangers do not care

Don’t be afraid to face things that are not true

Unhappy wide eyed child you are

Never alone if you are true, you'll see all the life, surrounding you

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It’s not true that you should be

Unhappy in a life that you can change

Look inside and know the love we see

Be not afraid to take a wide eyed view

Or take such treasures from within a sad heart

It really is true: That so many people want to love you

o0o

I have always been different than most others

Average people struggle to love and learn great things

Yet great things are merely wide eyed souls, just being

And if you let average deeds break your wide eyed heart

Then you must rise above all the pain

Have the courage to believe, have the courage to just start again

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So to every wide eyed boy or girl

I wrote this poem of hope to let you know

How precious is the life you are yet to find

No matter what tears, or pains have brought you here

Please do this, for all we wide eyed souls, just like you

Believe, just believe, in the real you that we love, not in your fear

And choose life wide eyed one, because we really need you here!

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© Copyright 2010 - 2013 Pearldiver - Art of the Diver with all rights reserved.

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Explore all the positive things that you find in your life.  Each Positive Step that you take leads you to yet another positive experience, if you Identify and walk past the Negative traps along the way.  Believe in your greatness.
Explore all the positive things that you find in your life. Each Positive Step that you take leads you to yet another positive experience, if you Identify and walk past the Negative traps along the way. Believe in your greatness.

So Much Life Surrounds You. So it would be Fair to Say that You Are The Centre of That Universe!

As a parent there are four keys things that you can do to ensure that they can make informed decisions in their lives.  Share Quality Time - Get to Know Each Other - Help Develop Their Self Esteem - Show Them How To Believe in Themselves.
As a parent there are four keys things that you can do to ensure that they can make informed decisions in their lives. Share Quality Time - Get to Know Each Other - Help Develop Their Self Esteem - Show Them How To Believe in Themselves.

Take Care - Be Well.

Thank you for taking the time to read this work by Pearldiver. Although I have only referred to the loss of young ones from suicide, please believe that I am also equally aware of the level of adult suicides as a result of reasons; other than physical illness. This is a subject that is often swept under the mat in the hope that others do not judge the victims or their families. Bringing such issues into the open, gives them an opportunity to Not Be Avoided and in that respect, action rather than apathy, can and often does save lives. I hope that I have not offended anyone by writing this article and poem; but I am not nor will ever be, an apathetic soul. Take Care.

And if you feel that Your Writing can create something positive in this world, then Join Me Here and make a difference. You may become a Master like JKR Potter, just by starting here with others who will support your efforts.  Believe and Have Courage to Act on That Belief.

*Pearldiver*

Sorry; I needed to add this.

Love me as I am.  Love me for who I am.  And when you have learned how to do that - then you can teach me how to love me!
Love me as I am. Love me for who I am. And when you have learned how to do that - then you can teach me how to love me!

What do you believe?

Do You Believe That People Need To Be More Aware of The Issues of Suicide?

  • Yes. - It will Help.
  • No. - That adds to the problem.
  • No. - Keep the masses ignorant.
See results without voting

We Can All Make a Difference.

As Communicators we can all make a positive difference in our own special ways. That unfortunately does not apply to those who would silence the communicators as a result of their efforts to censor 'Real' information on issues like teen suicide. Interestingly, those parties were at some stage in their shallow lives, also a teenager! Get Real... Tell It As It Is!! Let people know the truth... don't cover it up, or deny others the opportunity to understand aspects of life (and death) that we all need to know to fulfil our potential.

As an example: I tried a publisher's rhyming tool once, in an attempt to find real words that rhymed with the word 'Suicide' and found that I was lead away from writing about the subject by that publisher. As a wide eyed soul, I refuse to let others tell me that I can not be honest and tell it as it is! I can, I will and THAT is my little piece of positive difference that helps counter those whom would mislead us all with the vested interests that they hold in silence! I thought at the time this was the most appropriate response to a publisher who stopped writers from standing up and making the difference.. Let's just say that this is a bonus poem on the subject called:

Try one of the other functions

How ironic it truly seems

That when I seek a simple rhyme in life

For the dasher of so many dreams

A simply rhyme to ease this strife

From an act that left us shocked and pained

Why? How long has SUICIDE been around?

Surely if we talk about it, something will be gained

I’m so, so….

Sorry, no perfect rhymes were found.

*Pearldiver*

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Laura du Toit profile image

Laura du Toit 6 years ago from South Africa

Beautiful and thought-provoking hub! Hope you can reach all the millions of depressed and lonely people out there! Thanks for sharing.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Laura, thanks for being my first reader to comment on this work. And so well.. Cheers. Yes, as I said in the beginning, if this poem of hope can save a life, then it will have made two lives worthwhile. You take care.


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erthfrend 6 years ago from Florida

Amazing, simply amazing!!! I got chills reading this poem. So deep yet the message is so clear. This is truly an inspirational poem for those whom you speak of, those that feel lost and on the edge, yet its also very inspirational for everyone. Thank you for sharing this very special poem, it really really touched my heart.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi there Erthfrend, thank you for taking the time to read this poem of hope and your amazing compliments. I write to a level that I call a 'wet keyboard zone' and I kinda know that I like the poem and message by how wet my eyes and keyboard get from reading the poem slowly out loud. This poem is special and I am really pleased that you found that in it... coz I wrote this about me. Thank you again. Take Care.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi saleheensblog, thank you for reading this and your comments. I noticed also today that you have a very good 3-part series on the same subject. I haven't touched on half the issues that you have... So well done to you also.

You take care.


Shane Jacobson 6 years ago

Wow great poem, this makes me go back to thinking of friends I had that have passed on from this life. Really Inspirational & gets one knowing what can be said to anyone thinking of doing something real stupid. Great Work & thanks for writing it.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi There Shane, Thanks for reading this poem of hope. I'm glad you enjoyed this work. I'm sure that many here can relate to this situation, so I hope that they get to appreciate the ones that we have all lost along the way. Take Care mate... thanks again.


kimberlyslyrics 6 years ago

ok, had to step back and read a few more times to really understand this is not a just don't do it message, rather a gift to a suffering heart that truth lye in these words and this part is still in my throat;

Look inside and know the love we see

Be not afraid to take a wide eyed view

Or take such treasures from within a sad heart

It really is true: That so many people want to love you

If I may have your permission, with your name may I post this hub at the charity I volunteer for? Called Kids Help Phone in Toronto. We have many kids that I have no doubt would benefit from these words. Gosh many people everywhere. As you know my father shot himself in the head last year, out of the blue. I haven't thought much of it, understand it was a decision.

PD only wish more positive messages were gifted like yours, as you know when it is real. I choose to pay no mind to negative rubbish any longer.

Did you know, that a person attempting the act of suicide as they begin to start, but were to stop or pause for 7 to 10 seconds, they almost never act on it. That small amount of time is enough time to allow them doubt. Doubt creates fear and bam. But here's where this Hub is magical they may live, but in the fear, they shall return to a quick solution for a problem being loved and validated could avoid.

We need this to post in the right arenas. I'll do what I can this weekend and let you know, with your permission.

Hope is what so many seem to argue here about and search for in faith and other means. When hope is in people, Hope is in giving. Hope is in this Hub.

Thank you very very much. But we must spill it everywhere we can, ooo my site is not up but there too - going to put it on my profile

ok I'll hush now

Cheers.

Kimberly


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Great post Sir! I'm not suicidal but I don't care to be here on the planet. I'm ready. I want to see the surprise ending though. We never know what's around the corner. God bless you Pearldiver!


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Kim, wow thanks for this very positive post. Yes I was aware that many go through a stage of doubt. In fact that is exactly the time that this was written for. Thank you for mentioning that the place fear is not necessarily an integral part of creating the awareness of self worth. I'm sure in some situations perhaps it may be required to 'snap' someone into reality; but I personally feel that truth and openness best suit such a time when a soul is laid bare and in many respects in the last stages of vulnerability.

I am most happy for you to post this to Kid's Help Phone Kim and will email you later on this. I'm sorry for the loss of you dad Kim. You Be Well and Take Care. And Kim, thank you for finding hope in these words; it is hope that brings them life.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Micky, thanks for reading this and your comments. Good on you mate.. I guess some climaxes are far better than others and well worth waiting for!! Quite right, corners certainly do force directional change and the curiosity of our youth, we still can not discount with time can we?

I guess that's a positive part of being and part of the depth of we Wide Eyed Souls Micky. Be Well and Take Care.


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dallas93444 6 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

Great hub! Thanks for sharing.


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always exploring 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

A wonderful message. There is so much to live for. We never know what we can accomplish in this life. Thank you for sharing a beautiful poem.

God Bless


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi dallas93444, thanks for that and for taking the time to read and enjoy this poem of hope. Take Care.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hello always exploring, Thank you for reading this poem of hope and your kind comment. Yes there is a natural tendency to live and to appreciate other living things; but alas many have established vested interests in teaching others to Not See that point. Take Care.


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50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

Pearldiver, a fine and pleasant misery, one might say of this thing called life. Plans are things written that don't seem to turn out, like a cake in a pan that has stuck in places as it is turned out lumps are left behind to dangle and be scraped out later, alas all is not lost as the flavor is the same so ice it off set it down, complainers are not required to taste it, but the pan has been scraped and tasted ahead so the goodness is already known, yet for some it's the search for appearance of good, not the flavor that is brought to their world. They will be searching long and hard for perfection that comes by the way and the words of the Alpha and Omega the end does not justify the means.

Great hub voted for you, but what is score? just numbers to triumph over others, 50


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi 50 Cal, thanks for taking the time to take the time mate. What a great analogy.. yep you also described my baking and spoon licking skills perfectly! You are so right... so many have never tasted the food that they have eaten as they were never given, had or made the reason to. When a score is measured artificially then in the scheme of things, it is of no significance. A writer's score however, will always be naturally measured by the power and effect of his words 50. Thanks again for the power of your vote, you be well and take care.


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rebekahELLE 6 years ago from Tampa Bay

really, truly beautiful. I am always awed at your depth of understanding the human spirit. I hope you don't mind that I posted this in a poetry forum thread.

it seemed appropriate. you never know who will need these comforting words you have shared. keep writing darlin.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Rebekah, wow thank you for being so thoughtful and complimentary. My depth and understanding comes from being 'Wide Eyed' and having the confidence and strength to enjoy the life surrounding me; irrespective of what others would force on me Rebekah... nothing more than that.

Thanks as always genuinely to those like yourself who showed me that it is ok to be like that. You be well and take care Rebekah.


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Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India

Beautiful and inspiring! May it touch despondent hearts and give them hope!


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Shalini, thanks so much for taking the time to read this poem of hope and your awesome support of my writing efforts. May it indeed. This poem is also about abusive relationships and is for the downtrodden. One life at a time they say don't they? Take care and be well my friend.


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida

Hello Pearldiver! I am so pleased to see you have taken on this important issue. Silence is the real killer here. The world needs to know that it is important that all of us offer our love, acceptance and hope to the hurting. I too wrote a hub about Suicide. I hope if you get time you will read it. I will send it via e-mail.


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frogdropping 6 years ago

Well I went to see what Miss Kimberly was leaping around at in the forum PD, and found your hub. Thread closed to reply BTW - rarher odd.

Anyway - I lost a very good friend to suicide. He was vibrant, warm, so very real and in many ways like a breath of fresh air. For no particular reason, depression hit him real sudden. From start to finish, he lasted barely six months.

His suicide was horrific, and yet the six months before he died, watching his struggle was equally gut wrenching, not least for his wife and family.

I know he felt he'd no other option, we found out after that he really was determined due to the method. None of it helped PD. Not one single person among us felt less impotent.

I still remember being woken up in the middle of the night and being told. Though I knew how much his life had been affected I still felt a sense of utter hopelessness. There was no coming back.

When I worked alongside suicide prevention issues a few years back, I will always remember one single line, oft repeated: suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

I hope your message reaches those that need it the most PD. Your poem is beautiful and the message clear.

"It really is true: That so many people want to love you"

I apologise if I said a bit too much ...

FD


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Faybe Bay, Thanks so much for taking the time to read this poem of hope and your very accurate comments. You are so right about silence and apathy. Why our society censors such issues is reason enough to stand up and tell the censor to take their head out of their... you know.. sand!

Unfortunately it is that censor, as you point out, who creates a bigger problem; in that they use their ability to take away the one thing that helps those left behind; their ability to talk through the ordeal.

I will certainly read your work and feel honored to do so FB. As writers we have enough passion to make a difference; albeit one that may well cut across the TOS of sites like this one and SEs that would rule by containing the few who have the courage to challenge the reasons why. Why Not bring it out into the open? Why did it happen? Why?

Thanks FB, I really do appreciate your support.. may mine be of equal value to you. Take Care. Cheers.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi FD, thanks for taking the time to add your voice to this issue and for showing us all how real suicide really is. I didn't know that Kim had opened a thread on this until hours later. So yet another 'Censor' removed the ability for us to have an open forum discussion? I'll bet it will be stated that the that decision was made as a result of placing this work on the Subject of Suicide into the forums, was by it's presence in the forum, deemed to be overly promotional!

Well there you go... any way it's sold... it's censorship!

You haven't said too much FD, I'm not that sure that too much can ever be said on this issue. I'm sorry for that loss FD... Suicide is a far wider issue, than many of us are prepared to admit to... so thank you so much for speaking out. Take care and be well my friend.


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MPG Narratives 6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Amazing, beautiful, thought provoking and any other adjective you'd care to add. Such a great hub which I hope reaches the people it needs to PD, extremely well done.

BTW - new avatar huh? All I can say is ouch!


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Marie, thanks for reading this work and your compliments. Yes I think FD said it well when she said "suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem."

Sadly, everyone seems to know someone that has taken their own life. And the avatar was needed to support my one eyed point of view. You take care and be well Marie.


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sligobay 6 years ago from east of the equator

Thank you PD for writing this awesome Hub on a fatal subject. Growing up, my Uncle Jack took his own life abandoning his six children, my cousins, and his wife.

The family was devastated at every level. His sons Paul and Johnny were dead from self-hate at 20 and 23. Peter died young of alcoholism. My Aunt and three cousins live with those scars. Mental illness is ignored to keep the world tidy for others. Ireland seems to suffer from a suicide and self-harm epidemic.

Just three years ago, my cousin Mary lost her husband, Jerry, to suicide. Their three sons were all younger than ten. My Aunt's brother took his own life at 72, leaving his wife, their 6 children and grandchildren feeling abandoned and not knowing why. My father's best friend, Eddie, took his own life when I was a teen.

There have been advances in medicine and medication in the past thirty years and yet the epidemic of hopelessness and depression persists in the world. Love is one answer. My condolences to Kimberly for her loss.

Thank you for writing this Hub and inspirational poem.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Sligobay, thank you for reading and appreciating this poem of hope. Yes it seems that too many are so hellbent on promoting this subject as a taboo and one which will not be discussed; for whatever reason. You have reminded me that in my youth, my parents hushed the suicide of an uncle who left sadness and broken lives behind his death.

I am sorry for the degrees of sadness in the world around you Sligobay; in many ways it takes a great deal of strength to live with a depression and get through it.

I wish you well and hope that your family name lives on through darker days. Take care my friend. Share your words more often.


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gr82bme 6 years ago from USA

There is sorrow and happyness everywhere. We need to learn how to deal with it and move on!


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi there gr82bU, thanks for reading this work. I have to say that I am a bit taken back by your comment; although I understand that you have split your personality between 2 entities here and this by your own admission is intended to support the less 'conventional' of the two. 'We need to learn how to deal with it and move on!' - This really tends to intimate supporting a more apathetic perspective on the subject of suicide; in my point of view.. which certainly is not endorsed by the author of this work. Apathy is highly responsible for a vast number of suicides! Are you sure it wasn't your fish that made your posted remark? Wow.. cheers.


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Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

I have only just come across you on here and this was a brilliant hub.

One of mine 'FROM THIS MOMENT ON'is very similar.

I am now looking forward to reading more of your work.

Thanks for sharing this with us all.

Take care.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hello Eiddwen, thanks for reading this work. In all Reality this poem of hope is Unique and Original. As such, there is Nothing Similar to it... Unless it has been copied in some respect!! Just as I'm sure, if your works are Original then they are also unique! I do appreciate other writers commenting on my writing, however; I don't appreciate other writers attempting to Link their works to mine - on my pages! Take Care and know that if I read your works - Ethically, I won't ever attempt to dilute the relevance of it with a cheap plug for my own!


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Kavita Trivedi 6 years ago from London

This really touched me. I lost a dear friend many years ago to suicide. Sometimes I feel sad, sometimes I feel anger that she left me as she never realised just how much she truly was loved by all. But above all, I remember those beautiful moments that I shared with her. Whatever decision I make in life or whatever step I take, I think and wonder, what would she say to this or that? Above all, I have learnt that courage, self belief and strength are the main things that take you far in life. Sadly, she never realised her worth. We are all special, unique and beautiful in our own ways.

Thanks for sharing this beautiful poem - rated up! :)


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Kavita, thank you for reading this and for your comments. I'm sorry for your loss, I have also lost good friends to this terrible thing. What you say is very true and time does not ever answer why, does it? I think it is the sense of complete hopelessness that they feel and the sense of complete helplessness that we, those left behind feel. Somewhere in between is a solution, I'm sure but we often don't have the opportunity to stop the event, when we most need to. You take Care and be inspired by all the positives that came out of your friendship..


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Sarah Masson 5 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

This is amazing what you've written here and I thank you for it. I lost a friend to suicide, he was only 20 years old. Shortly after another boy I knew took his own life. It's so sad, but it's great that you are getting the message out there. Thanks again :)


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Sarah, thanks for taking the time to read this work. I'm sorry for your losses, it is always sad to see such waste of potentially great lives and it seems in so many situations that they never had any self belief. There certainly is a lot to say about telling our friends when compliments are due. Cheers for finding this poem of hope amazing... I am trying to break down the taboo by bringing suicide into the open.. Thanks for supporting that objective.. take care.


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Rebecca Saunders 5 years ago from Australia

I just stumbled across this hub as I was about to publish one myself about suicide and was looking for some hubs to link to mine - I am glad I found this - so in depth, beautiful and thought provoking. Thank you - it is so refreshing for people to be open about this subject!


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Rebecca, thanks for reading my work and yes this is meant to be thought provoking, as with many of my poems, this is written to say 'Wake Up and Do Something!' - Very Sad that we have a breed of people who consider it their 'place' to censor the things and issues that we must learn to deal with and educate our young on. If this article helps just one person, then it has had a positive effect on a life that could be potentially a great one! Take Care and thanks for the positive comments.


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DustinsMom 5 years ago from USA

Amazing hub my friend. Thank you for speaking out about a taboo subject. I lost my only child of 16 in 2002. I know the forever pain and devastation. So, I am left to pick up the pieces and try to help others. No parent should outlive their child. There are sometimes warning signs, but I was not lucky enough to get them. Completely caught off guard. Your poems of hope will help others, I know they will. Keep doing what you are doing. Talking is the first step. We must ALL talk about suicide, do not be afraid of the word... none of us are immune. Great work!


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Dustin's Mom, Thank you for taking the time to read this poem of hope and your brave comment. I am sorry for your loss and I am sure that Dustin lives on through all your efforts, words and days that you devote so unselfishly to others. Yes throughout the world, suicide is treated as a taboo.. which really only endorses its appeal to troubled minds. You are quite right, that yes we must talk far louder than we do, to remove the ability of apathetic ignorance to dictate who should or shouldn't deal with the subject proactively.

You take care and use those 16 years of love that you experienced, to draw a lifetime's strength from. All the best.


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DustinsMom 5 years ago from USA

Pearldiver, You are very welcome. I am very thankful for the 16 years I had with Dustin. I feel his presence each time I see a butterfly, bluebird or feel the wind on my face. Take care.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Dustin's Mom, Good on you! You know that good energy is good energy, irrespective of the form it takes on any given day.. All the Best..Take Care.


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Chatkath 5 years ago from California

Thank you PD - this was a very inspirational read for me which I needed this morning. I have always found peace in writing but sometimes nothing seems to help, your words are so genuine and I appreciate your understanding of the darkness that one must find the courage and strength to rise above. Find the hope and find the light that paves the way to another day.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Chatkath, thank you for taking the time to read this poem of hope. I'm glad that you enjoyed the words. I appreciate that you have read the author's heart and you have seen the importance of life as a priority. You take care and be well.


ExoticHippieQueen 5 years ago

Such a beautiful poem about such a tragic subject. There can never be enough awareness about suicide. It is a thief of the lives of so many people. Thank you for this amazing hub!


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi ExoticHippieQueen, I'm sorry that I wasn't aware that you had left a comment on this work. Thank you for that and please accept my apologies for the lateness of reply.

I totally agree with you and I struggle to understand the stigma attached to an issue which really should be brought out into the open, to enable the problem to be deal with pro-actively. I hope that writers like me continue to shine some light on this dark and extremely sad subject. Cheers.. you take care and once again, thank you.


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago

Hello PearlDiver ~ Keep speaking the words to others, letting them know that because they were born, they have a purpose to fulfill through their unique one-of-a-kind soul that has come to earth. Blessings, Debby


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago

Hi Rob ~ I'm back after reading the Beanstalks poems. Here is the correct link to your poem http://ow.ly/7NYDh The one above is broken. I have also written a number of articles on the increasing rate of suicide and depression in different groups of people. One of them is called "Healing Depression with Homeopathic Medicines" http://ow.ly/7NYLH I hope this helps and supports many people climb out from the depths. Blessings, Debby


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Debby, thanks for that and I will be sure to read your articles on this, I appreciate your efforts sorting my broken link above.

This is yet another link to the article:

http://pearldiver.hubpages.com/t/2af8e1

One step at a time yeah Debby! Take care huh?


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VictoriaBash 3 years ago from Los Angeles

lovely, i am new here and this poem almost brought me to tears, thank you for sharing, here is one wide eyed child thankful for people like you.


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Pearldiver 3 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Well then VB, welcome and thank you for taking the time to read this piece... wide eyed is very special and when those reasons why are explored, then being wide eyed has a hugely significant place in this world... but one must explore all the bounds of life before making decisions that effectively take away the opportunity to fulfill one's true potential and the reasons why being wide eyed is so special and so often misunderstood..

You take care and believe in yourself always.. PD

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