Treasure Island

Bri Edwards


Depression: Some Advice..... [A Reminder and A Warning To All, Depressed or Not]


I suppose we all can have....a “bad day”,
whether we’re at work or we’re at play.
But on “bad days” there’s still stuff to enjoy,
whether you’re a woman or man or girl or boy.

Most of us still can walk;
at forward motion our feet don’t balk.
We still have enough teeth to eat a meal,
even if some teeth are “false”, not real.

Most can see the glorious sun and feel its heat,
and most, when needed, have a toilet seat.
We have fans to cool us when it’s hot,
and heaters to warm us when it’s not.

And for those few of you who STILL say “life’s a bitch”,
you can often choose.....your own life to ditch.
BUT think before you pull the trigger or cut yourself with knife,
‘cause, once you’re dead, you CAN NOT ……retrieve your life.

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PLUS: If you attempt suicide and fail,
you may find yourself crippled and/or in jail.
So be SURE you're sober and talk your problems out,
even if you have to LOUDLY shout!



(January 1+4, and March 15,2014)

Submitted: Saturday, March 15, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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i don't recall, but maybe i was having a 'bad day' when i started this poem. having something to do, which one enjoys, like i enjoy writing poetry, can be a help. yes! committing suicide is against the law in some places. or attempting it at least. maybe if one succeeds, the police don't make an arrest. hmm? :) smile

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  • John Westlake (3/27/2014 5:31:00 AM)

    So very true, like the rhyming even though it is a serious subject. A gentle reminder to those on the edge to stay on the right side. (Report) Reply

  • Nika Mcguin (3/20/2014 5:03:00 AM)

    Well done! I those with depression will appreciate that this poem gives advice without becoming preachy. It just lightly nudges and says look on the bright side... I think at large the fact that it rhymes keeps it from becoming preachy and makes it more enjoyable.

    ~Nika (Report) Reply

  • S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (3/17/2014 2:28:00 PM)

    A simplistic poem with great rhyming muse n advices! Kudos poet. So they jail the suicide attempters eh? I tel u i dont watch hollywood or Bollywood since i get much fun readin cool poems like yors. (Report) Reply

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