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~A Life Lost~

May 8, 2013
By YozoraK PLATINUM, Maumelle, Arkansas
YozoraK PLATINUM, Maumelle, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
"Life for you has been less than kind/So take a number/Stand in line/We've all been sorry/We've all been hurt/But how we survive/Is what makes us who we are." -'Survive' by Rise Against

With one little slip-up
A life is gone.
Any desire that they may have had
Was extinguished along with their heartbeat.

Sometimes that accident
Was done on purpose
With the complete intention
Of disappearing into the black
Because life was simply too
Difficult to handle.

Sometimes it truly was a mistake:
Too deep of a cut,
Losing one’s balance while pondering
Their decision on the edge,
And with no one is there to save them
They fall into the dark,
Lost forever.

The author's comments:
This was a first attempt to write something for the Youth Suicide Prevention poetry contest.
The theme was "Making Your Dreams Come True."
Can you guess why this is a first attempt?

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