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Why ? Why not . a poem

Updated on June 11, 2013
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Photo by me ! Arizona Sky

Comes a time to answer for yourself he says
let me know
how this ends

So many questions that never get answered
about lovers
about friends

Don't like the feel of the pull
no ....don't take that
gun in hand

He says I was not meant
for this life
I thought you'd

Got to stand up and tell
the truth ...while we're still

Sometimes death is just a life
traded in for something
more usable

"Who said suicide is painless?
he wrote ....."I have felt it
the whole time here ..."

Some places you can't come
back from
I sometimes fear

It worries me that of which
you speak of so
comfortably my friend

But you know ......there is no coming
back from the
deep end

Once I had this whole conversation with a friend , it all came about so easily . One very somber , sober conversation. No name and no blame! And all is well now ....yet it seemed too strange to speak of suicide so easily I wrote this for my friend .


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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Wonderfully done. Both the poem and the deed. thank you.

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      Theresa Ast 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Ed - Surely, an important moment in both your lives. A poem full of nuance and memory. Glad things are well now. Thank you for sharing with us. Blessings. Theresa

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      I've unfortunately had a few conversations of similar nature. It really should not be so easy to discuss, but what can you really say to someone that is that comfortable with the thought?

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, very profound poem here. You are a good friend to listen and glad all is well now.

      Voted up ++++ and shared

      Hugs and love, Faith Reaper

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Ed you broka my heart with a this one! :-( What a sad place Ed; but you have seen the bottom and you ride at the top! You understand the face and heart of man and that makes you a beautiful, deep soul. I'm honored to call you friend!

      Hugs and love for you,


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      Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana

      I hope you were able to talk him out of any thoughts or ideas he was having, or vice versa. really good poem, and a convo to look back on, and be glad you can look back on with a good outcome.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      'Some places you can't come back from'...when we find ourselves in that dark place, it's easy to feel that life is pointless. Not so; there is a very famous gentlemen who went to a school in St Albans, not far from where I lived for nine years. He contracted motor neuron disease and was given two years to live...his name; Stephen William Hawking. for those who do not know who this gentleman is, please read his life story and be motivated to find the way out of the darkness.

      There is always a point to life, no one knows what tomorrow may bring. A sad and very touching poem.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Why-Why Not indeed ;another gem to vote up and thank you for sharing Ed.

      Enjoy your day.


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      Karen Silverman 3 years ago

      Your friend is VERY lucky to have HIS friend - YOU! I love the idea of this - a deep and intimate conversation between 2 friends who are truly sharing...

      beautiful poetry, Cowboy!



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      HMcEvoy 3 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

      Beautiful poem!

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