Who wins when all is lost?
Tonight I remember Amy Bleuel, founder of Project Semicolon. She was the voice for many. Her encouragement and dedication to the fight against suicide was empowering. She grew tired and lost her battle. On this night, I get it.
I went into shock. It took an hour or so to come around and comprehend. When I grasped the truth of the situation, I began sobbing uncontrollably.
We talk about mental illness and death after suicide, but it seems beneficial to discuss the reality that before there came suicide, there was a mental illness. Just like before there came an overdose; there was an addiction.
While energy fled and answers elude. Others you sustained, In the presence of you.
I only understand one thing.. Grief is forever.
I glance into the deep, Back where laughter rang free And life spun with the force Of a million galaxies.
Cancer does not discriminate. It is quite inclusive. It comes fast, or goes slow. It can claim one organ, or many. Cancer sucks.
Close these eyes and clearly see
All the times gone by.
When dust is back to life again
Swirling about my eye.