I SEE BEAUTY IN YOU #SuicidePreventionMonth #poetry

Like an exposed nerve

You feel the pain of gentle wind

Wondering when the pain will end

But I pass by repeatedly

wanting to say

I see beauty in you

Every single day

I know your roots are uprooted 

Protruding you can no longer hide

The scars that tell your story 

And the reasons that you cry

I want to give you smiles

And air and hope and joy within 

But every time I reach for you

The pain fills your eyes again

Please don’t disappear 

Though selfish of me it may feel 

Just know many can relate 

And some have even been healed 

Though internal my scars 

are invisible 

And my roots cling to laughter anew

Please don’t take your life today

Cause I see beauty in you

***If you or a loved one are suicidal or in crisis, PLEASE know that you matter and are not alone! If you need someone to talk to, don’t be afraid to reach out!***
The National Suicide Hotline 

800-273-TALK (Veterans Press 1)
The Trevor Project (LGBT Community) 866-488-7386
Trans Lifeline (Transgendered Community) 877-565-8860

Crisis Text: Text HOTLINE to 741741

Honored to raise awareness…💛e

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  1. Beautiful and reassuring words, Ericka. Our son had a close friend, when they were both 14 years old, who committed suicide. There were no signs so everyone who knew him was in shock. It was sad and tragic, to say the least. I think it’s great that you offer assistance information here, too…♥

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