A Morning Routine

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Featured Review on this writing by KatV

I hope this poem helps any parent out there who, like me, might be struggling with staying alive despite having a tricky illness that tells us everyone is better off without us. Always remember depression lies and take those meds.

She tapped pills against the glass table. Dazed. Glaring at the hazy skeleton trees outside.

 

Deep breaths… Deep breaths

 

The mantra too feeble a weapon against the voices

 

“You don’t want to take them.”

 

I have to

 

“Do you want to die?”

 

Yes.

 

“Then don’t take them!”

 

I HAVE TO!

 

Steps thundered down the stairs. Two little girls slid by in too tight footie pajamas.

 

“Santa came!” said the oldest rifling through pretty boxes.

 

The youngest rushed back. Eyes wide. Hair wild. Smile brilliant. “Merry Christmas, Momma!”

 

“Merry Christmas, baby.”

 

She took a deep breath, a big gulp of water and swallowed the pills.


Submitted: December 09, 2020

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LE. Berry

Thoughts well expressed Wendy.

Wed, December 9th, 2020 8:01pm

KatV

You demonstrated this conflict so well .... the desire to give up on life and the reasons to hold on to it. Sad but well written.

Thu, December 10th, 2020 12:20am

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