When a family member commits suicide, the entire family is plunged into confusion and grief. Life is instinctually valued by all of life’s creatures. Even a blade of grass of a flower fights for the privilege of life. When someone close to you voluntarily ends their life, your entire value system is thrown into question. Family members may also be consumed with guilt thinking they somehow should have seen the signs that led to the individual’s suicide. Consider My Best Friends Departure by © Carina Spencer
I jumped, you caught me.
I laughed, you joked.
I was down, you picked me up.
I crumbled, you glued me back together.
I loved you, you loved me back.
You jumped, I couldn’t catch you.
You forgot to laugh, I couldn’t remind you.
You were down, I couldn’t hold you.
You crumbled, I had no glue.
You loved me, I still love you.
Without no warning or sign,
You ventured to a world divine.
I refused to say goodbye,
Yet tonight I cry.
My tears are for you, my friend,
But our legacy will not end.
For I shall see you soon,
But first I have living to do.
I promise I won’t forget,
Your face is embedded in my heart.
You are not alone.
You are not your circumstances.
You have everything within you to live a purpose-filled life.