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What are you supposed to say...

Poetry By: an awk hint

if someone wants to end their own life, what do you say to stop them?

Submitted:Mar 21, 2010    Reads: 110    Comments: 2    Likes: 18   

What are you supposed to say…
an awk hint
What do you do to be someone's rock,
Who has experienced a bad "tick" on the clock?
Do you tell them there are 86,000 to go,
Don't worry about one that has left you feeling low,
And that one-second has allowed you to grow,
And stop that bad from growing in stock
What are you supposed to frame
And give to someone living a minute of shame?
Do you make them keep their head held tight,
Keep their eyes, and smile shining bright,
And let them see in the powerful light
That they can turn it around, and not feel any blame
What words are you supposed to shower
Over a friend who has had a bad hour?
Do you stay there to comfort their saddening sigh,
Give them a shoulder to rest on while they cry,
Provide them with the strength they need to fly,
And blossom again like a beautiful flower
What things are you supposed to say
To someone who has had a bad day?
Do you tell them they are still beautiful art,
And that tomorrow is a brand new start
To turn things around for their aching heart
And view the world in a happy way
What phrases of wisdom can you speak
To someone who has gone through a bad week?
Do you tell them that the set was only a bad patch,
Provided by some evil in an attempt snatch
The joy from their life? The next 7 are the batch
To end your horrible losing streak
Do you know what to write inside a speech bubble
To someone who has had a month full of trouble?
Do you say to them, things will workout
Even though your mind is full of doubt,
You will still be able to find the way out,
And fix what is left from the rubble
What are you to say? Nothing, I fear,
To someone who has had a bad year?
Do you tell them to make that new resolution,
To find the hidden but joyous solution
To the problems that have plagued their mind, like pollution,
And tell them you're glad they're still living with you here
What possible form of good advice,
Do you give to someone who has had a bad life?
Do you tell them at least you are still together
We rode it out, like birds of a feather,
And in the end, it has made us tougher than leather,
When they respond, "I don't have the strength to suffice"
Because, trust me, if you remain silent in your seat,
And don't tell them "I Love You", then this cycle will repeat,
It'll start with a bad "tick", and then leave you out on the street
To eventually...


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