She found it harder each day, to face the pain
Alone by the window, wondering again
How time could steel her life away
And why the agony she felt each day
Could cause so much hatred, in one woman’s heart
A prolonged destruction, which kept her apart
From the world outside, the place she’d known best
Now no longer a haven, or place she could rest
Instead she sits curled up, dark against light
Hair in her face, obscuring her sight
She no longer wishes to dwell here alone
Unlocking the window, she sends herself home
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2015:
- Suicide was the tenth leading cause of death overall in the United States, claiming the lives of more than 44,000 people.
- Suicide was the third leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10 and 14, and the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 15 and 34.
- There were more than twice as many suicides (44,193) in the United States as there were homicides (17,793).
If you know someone who is struggling with life, reach out, show them you care. You could be saving their life.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: Call 1-800-273-8255
Writing Prompt – Prolonged Agony – Day 4/30
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