John Hansen ~ A Poem about Suicide

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  1. Brenda Arledge profile image80
    Brenda Arledgeposted 24 months ago

    Take a moment to read John's poem.

    It truly gives insight to how one feels.
    https://hubpages.com/literature/The-Devils-Scorn-a-Poem

  2. Brenda Arledge profile image80
    Brenda Arledgeposted 24 months ago

    John...
    Thanks for sharing this one.

    Suicide is often hard to understand, but you point out how one feels.

    Like no one really cares.

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 24 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you for sharing the link to this one, Brenda. I didn't receive an email notification yet. I have never had suicidal thoughts, but I hope I managed to express well enough what someone in that situation may feel.

  3. ravirajan01 profile image94
    ravirajan01posted 24 months ago

    Thanks, John, for sharing this poem. I had a friend whom I lost due to severe depression. The sad part was that he kept it bottled inside, and by the time I knew, it was too late.

    Thanks, Brenda, for sharing.

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 24 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you for reading, Ravi. So sorry to hear about your friend.

  4. surovi99 profile image83
    surovi99posted 24 months ago

    Thank you, John, for writing this poem. It certainly creates an awareness about giving an ear to suicidal persons. Since my teenage days, I have had many suicidal thoughts. But I have always digressed away from those thoughts and have made myself understand what a blessing it was to be alive and what more, the blessings of a long and healthy life.

    Thank you, Brenda, for posting John's significant and eye-opening poetry.

  5. Jodah profile image91
    Jodahposted 24 months ago

    Suicidal thoughts seem to be a lot more common than many of us realise, Rosina. I am glad you managed to get on top of yours and realise the many blessings of life instead. Thank you for reading and commenting.

  6. Pamela99 profile image87
    Pamela99posted 24 months ago

    I agree that there is more suicide today. There are people being bullied, and there are numerous other reasons causing severe depression. I like your article and your poem, John. It really spells out the desperation some feel.

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 24 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your insights, Pamela. Yes, sadly, bullying is one of the most significant causes of suicide. I am glad you thought I explained the feelings satisfactorily.

  7. Farah N Huq profile image84
    Farah N Huqposted 24 months ago

    Beautiful poem! Loved the quotes! Thanks for sharing, Brenda! And thanks for caring, John! smile

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 24 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Farah. I am always honoured to have you read and enjoy what I write, especially when it is a topic such as this. I am glad the quotes appealed to you also.

  8. PurvisBobbi44 profile image90
    PurvisBobbi44posted 24 months ago

    John,

    Thanks for sharing the painful wording crying for help to a blind or be busy to notice world. Now, someone should write about and name all the agencies that can help and reach out to ones in need,

    Your poem could give solace to someone in need.

    Thanks John,

    Bobbi Purvis

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 24 months agoin reply to this

      Bobbi, thank you for your generous comment. I hope this poem could offer solace. I took your advice and added links to help lines in various countries.

  9. ChitrangadaSharan profile image90
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 24 months ago

    Hello John!
    This was different but on an important issue. It’s painful to see people getting so depressed that they decide to end their life. You have expressed the emotions very well.
    Excellent piece of writing. Thank you for sharing.
    Thank you Brenda for highlighting this one.

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 24 months agoin reply to this

      Hello Chitrangada,
      Thank you for affirming that I successfully expressed the emotions felt by someone contemplating suicide. I greatly appreciate your comment.

  10. MsDora profile image92
    MsDoraposted 24 months ago

    Thanks John for allowing us to feel the despair, the pain and hopelessness of a would-be suicide victim. Thanks also for the Jodi Picoult quote. We must not forget that such people sometimes spend time in our presence, giving us an opportunity to spark a little hope into their lives through a kind word or deed. Wish we were always aware. Thanks, Brenda, for sharing.

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 24 months agoin reply to this

      MsDora, thank you for your wise insights. I feel we are often put in contact with certain people for a reason. We just have to try to always be aware of what they are going through.

  11. AliciaC profile image93
    AliciaCposted 24 months ago

    You've written a powerful and important poem, John. In a real-life situation, I would feel sorry for the train driver. He or she would have to live with the situation for the rest of their life, even though the accident wasn't their fault. Thank you very much for creating the list of resources to help people at the end of the article.

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 24 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you for reading and commenting, Linda. Yes, I too would feel sorry for the train driver. I worked in the railway department for 17 years and have actually experienced such incidents. Drivers often have to undergo long-term therapy after such an occurrence. Some are unable to drive again.

      1. AliciaC profile image93
        AliciaCposted 24 months agoin reply to this

        That's very sad to hear, John.

 
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