If you want to get even
With those that are mean
Don't entertain thoughts
Of committing suicide
The other guy
Want to commit
The best revenge
Is living happily ever after
Last November someone close to me committed suicide. I posted a poem in DU as a catharsis, titled 'Father of Waters,' but I’m far from getting over it. So forgive me for offering this personal note. When you commit suicide others around you also die, if just a little, deep inside. Not only your loved ones, but others who were forced by circumstanced to participate in this horrible act.
Coworkers, acquaintances, friends, neighbors and first responders will be haunted forever by the question, “what more could I have done?” At the risk of sounding callous, suicide, with a few exceptions, is one of the most selfish things a person can ever do. Because just before you pull the trigger, jump or empty the bottle, the only one who’s feelings that you are considering, are yours, and yours alone.
So if you contend that you have the slightest bit of empathy or sympathy, than don’t commit suicide. Instead, survive. You’ll empower your friends, family and acquaintances, and greatly disappoint your enemies.
Sorry if I’ve offended anyone. But I wrote this with a sincere and aching heart.