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Last Attempt

July 1, 2013
BalladOfMonaLisa PLATINUM, Na, Other
24 articles 0 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love and to be loved; to hurt and to be hurt. These are the ideals that make up humanity. ~Me (Lisa)

So many failed attempts,
So few reasons to try,
I will do this one more time,
Because I can no longer fly,.
I lay in my bed,
Clutching the sheets in terror,
In sheer anticipation,
For I know what comes next,
And my heart races in my chest.
Finally the last light fades,
And so from my bed I rise,
I creak my door open,
Hesitate for a single moment,
Do I really want to do this?
Yes, this is my only way out.
I gently walk down the stairs,
Into the kitchen,
Flick on the light.
I pause, listening for signs of life,
Then continue my task.
I open the cabinet,
My eyes scanning for the bottle I know so well,
There. Ibuprofen.
My hands shaking, I pull the container down,
Twist it open in one practiced motion,
Not looking, I empty it's contents on the counter,
Fill a glass with water,
Lift the first pill up,
Wash it down with a gulp,
Again and again,
2,3,4,5,6,7,8 times,
I stop counting,
Those few minutes feel like hours,
And by the end I am eerily calm.
I climb back up the stairs,
Settle on my bed,
Say my last goodbyes in my heart,
And close my eyes.

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on May. 25 2014 at 10:06 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
325 articles 10 photos 1165 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

great piece of work! It's so powerful! XD

on Aug. 24 2013 at 3:13 am
BloodyMary PLATINUM, N/A, Other
22 articles 8 photos 70 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is like a box of chocolates; You never know what you are gonna get.

Compelling, emotionally-riveting, rich, and vivid. 

on Aug. 7 2013 at 7:05 pm
SSSplatters PLATINUM, Plainview, Minnesota
25 articles 0 photos 38 comments

Favorite Quote:
"What does not kill you makes you stronger!" or
"Your only limits are the ones you set on yourself" Love doesn't bring happiness, happiness can just happens to be found easier where there is love-- Sam

Wow that played a little story in my head I was agast as I read the ending

on Aug. 2 2013 at 9:47 am
Fallen_ PLATINUM, Quakertown, Pennsylvania
25 articles 3 photos 433 comments

Favorite Quote:
" a shattered world is only an opening into a new beginning with laughs, smiles, and love all around enter the world of the light and away from the broken darkness"

O.O... .... THIS IS INCREDIBLE!!! and super sad i'm having mixed emotion but i lvoe it. But please don't ever do this, beside that i think you took the topic and gave it wings well done.

on Jul. 21 2013 at 2:47 am
sparrow-at-flight BRONZE, Mill Valley, California
2 articles 1 photo 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Writing is mind-traveling, destination unknown."

This....This is amazing....

HazelGrace said...
on Jul. 17 2013 at 3:32 pm
dsanfhds;lhsd,mnclkdsfkkfkfkfkfkkfhadsjf;lhrf'iewhr'eknfas c,sdm.nlw;ekfjk'lsaf fwjfmns.kndnhdbdwjnkkdkkdkdbsbsb i can't form coherent words. This is amazing. And terrible. all at the same time. Please dont kill yourself the world would not be a better place without you. By telling you that this is amazing I am not condoning its topic but I can't say that you didn't handle it beautifully

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on Jul. 17 2013 at 1:34 am
Waistband GOLD, Hudson Falls, New York
15 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
"What's right is what's left if you do everything else wrong." Robin Williams

I love everything about this poem. This is the epidemy of poetry. So much emotion and passion poured into this plus all of the description and power behind it makes this one of the most beautiful poems I have read in a very long time if not of all time. Its relatable and vivid and amazing all the way around. All though the situation does make me wonder a little it doesnt take away from the perfection of this poem. Great job. :D  

on Jul. 12 2013 at 3:27 am
JeremiahSamuelTemple BRONZE, Monroe, Louisiana
1 article 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I was never insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

This poem frightens me for your safety. I have been there and don't want another to find that place. I can't even think on an analytical level with this much emotion. You don't need to end it only to wake up finding things worse for yourself.

on Jul. 8 2013 at 1:43 am
AdrienneMPayne SILVER, Gainesville, Florida
9 articles 0 photos 27 comments

Favorite Quote:
I write because it silences the voices in my head.

Conscious says that it's important to point out how terrible such a thing is...  And, at the risk of sounding morbid and insensitive (but hopefully not), to all who consider overdose...  It doesn't work, and it only makes you very, very sick.  Please don't. In George Michale's sense of the phrase, Choose Life. All that aside...  As a piece of literature, this poem was very systematic and straightforward, in a way   that is quite frightening.  Just like that, a decision is made, followed by an attempt, and then eternal rest.  Although it is fair game to say we don't know for sure if this person ever did awaken or not.