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RU OK ???

RU OK with all this talk of suicide rates

We need a cure, a new path of invention

When so many of the departing folks

don’t seek any type of professional intervention

Copyright Poetry in Paradise Reg TM # 1025438 14/09/19

the silent ones that just go off

and leave their friends rejected

broken hearts and broken lives

a sense of duty they’ve neglected

the wishes made through tears

questions raised in self reflection

what did I miss what didn’t I see?

so much pain and self-rejection

I’ve thought about it all myself

My job puts in my face everyday

I know all the not what to do’s

If I ever want it all to go away

I don’t find it frightening

That someone wants to die

I live with chronic pain every day

Many times, it’s made me cry

I know what abuse scars are like

how life can be pretty tough

I know what it feels like

To know you’ll never be enough

I don’t have any answers

I have no authority in what I say

But I’ve never answered truthfully

To the question RU OK

Copyright Poetry in Paradise Reg TM # 1025438 14/09/19


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