Getting To Know You To Know Me

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
One the ledge of a chasm, one stranger approaches another to talk about coping with pain and questions of suicide.

Submitted: January 23, 2015

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Submitted: January 23, 2015

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One the ledge of a chasm, one stranger approaches another to talk about coping with pain and questions of suicide.
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Hi Stranger.
I noticed you here a while ago.  I finally mustered up the courage to speak with you.  I have my space on the same chasm just round the bend.  I really want to know what it is like to be you.  If I may be blunt may I ask you a few questions?

How long can you manage it?

Is your will strong enough to keep you from taking that last step over into the chasm?  A false-misstep if you will.

How talented are you to build your life right on the edge of existence?

What must the chasm keep you from growing into because it acts like an 
invisible barrier?

Pardon my curiosity.  Just a few more questions if you do not mind.  The way you fake it in life just to survive makes you hero just as easy as a liar, because I do the same in my life.

Have you gotten used to the scene facing an unromantic death laden in confusion and doubt?

Have the ruminations running circles in your head desensitize your view of death?

Death does not answer anything, just the opposite.  It suffocates everyone with words going in reverse straight to the heart.  At least it did to me.  I was close to others who jumped to their death before I could talk with them a final time.  Now my heart longs for answers too.  

Please tell me, how do you manage living on your edge for so many years?

I fear I will take that "false-misstep" when I lose my train of thought and give in to the pain.  I do not know why I fear that moment, probably because I do not know what is on the other side.  Fear of the unknown I suppose.

Just a few more questions, I promise, then you can go about your life or death.

Is it the same fear I have that keeps you here?

Wait! Please don't go.  Don't leave me here alone like the others did.  I have no one else to ask about this chasm.  You and I share the same chasm, we're just a little ways apart.

What do you do next in those times you fall to your knees hitting the ground with your fists in tears?

Do you receive enlightenment or answers to your pleas for mercy?

What should I do?  Is it better for me to just do it, and not think about it or wait?

Is there a better time when I should just take the leap and stop the anguish?
Will the pain continue after death?

I asked so many questions, I hope you don't mind.

This is my last question.

How can I truly stop the pain?


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