Life can seem like that at times
That we are going no where.
That day to day it’s a case of the doldrums.
We can float through life with purpose
Direction and focus
Or we meander aimlessly
From one support to another
Where life is meaningless
And the alternative does become
A way to rid ourselves of the pain we feel
And so often the purposelessness
That life has become.
Its not always our fault
The circumstances of a person’s life
So often comes into play.
It is never for us to judge another’s actions.
A wise man once said to me
We cannot know what was happening
In a person’s mind in the moments before
They made that fatal choice.
I have known students I taught
Who took their own lives
And on every occasion
I recalled them as kids sitting in my classroom.
They were innocent, intelligent,
Had unknown potential
Which amounted to nothing years later
When they stepped into eternity.
September 10 worldwide is World Suicide Prevention Day
Below is the number for folk in the USA to go to for help.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255
In Australia: http://suicidepreventionaust.org/
Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636