Do Not Lose Hope

You may have lost the sparkle in your eyes
Or the pep in your step, but do not forget
That people still love you. You hold regrets,
But do not forget that although goodbyes
Are easier for you, your hellos and smiles
Are what makes this world a better place.
You may want to leave without a trace
Or leave this earth with all these miles
Between you and everyone else, but no
One else could ever be like you. So when
The words slip away, hold onto that pen
Tight as your story has not lost its glow.
Do not lose any hope as others need it
Too. Others need to know that they are
Never alone. They have the hidden scars
No one else knows about, but bit by bit
They are healing as they hear your story.
They should never have to worry about
How they survived. They are allowed
To survive. Some simply live for the glory
And some live for the pain, but no one
Knows the pain of feeling so empty and
So lost. I hope that you take my hand
So that I can guide you into the sun
Where there is no need to lose your hope
Or need to end your life before it really
Begins. Some may have lost all their frilly
Edges as they tried to loosen the rope
That they hung around their necks, but
They are only going to leave this world  
Covered in darkness. Your hope is unfurled
Like a flower waiting to bloom in every rut
And every ditch, even if you do not see
It. Darling, you are the bright star among
The dull ones just like you are the unsung
Song in the dark. I hope you know me
And everyone else like you know you.
Never lose sight of that faith you lost
Once on the distant horizon. The frost
Will not fade away and you are not too
Much of a burden for others to carry or
Bear. It is your one life you cannot ignore.
Written by eswaller
Published | Edited 2nd Jan 2023
Author's Note
Entry for World Suicide Prevention Day competition.
All writing remains the property of the author. Don't use it for any purpose without their permission.
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