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Justified Suicide??

Updated on October 5, 2009

Justified Suicide.


She tried to jump off the New River bridge
tilting forward into the thin air
and she would have fallen to her death
if I hadn't stopped her there.
I started to speak,
but I'd barely said, "Why?"
when she turned, and spoke sadly to me....
"Mister I'm tired of living my life
in a world full of sheer misery."
I've got family I'd miss.....
but they've nothing to eat,
unemployment is high,
and I've worn out my feet
the rent's overdue,
soon we'll be on the street."
"I kept trying to fight,
finding only defeat."

"The newspapers tell me
that things will get worse
it seems the whole world's
living under a curse
what with nuclear stockpiles
destruction that's planned
and pollution that slowly
is poisoning the land."

"So much murder and rape.
and we all live in fear
and the laws only help
to get criminals clear
there is nothing to hope for
in this coming year
so I felt it was high time
to step out if here!"

the things that she'd said
were not strangers to me
my life too, had known
constant bad weather
so I reached over gently
and took up her hand......







then she and I
jumped off together!


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      Alfreta Sailor 8 years ago from Southern California

      Oops, I saw a different outcome. How sad!