Poem 276

When You Yearn To Die

When you feel
The darkness closing in
Causing you
To yearn to die:
Take a breath
And another;
Think of people you love.
Yes
You may feel
You do them
More harm than good
But the fact you care
Is no small thing.
Remember always
Breath equals hope
A dead man has none.
Know that things can change
When all seems lost.
Find a reason to hold on
And another.
Keep fighting
For each next moment
And know
That though you feel
All alone
You most assuredly
Are not.

Published by Devin Hogg

My name is Devin Hogg. I was born and raised in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada. I moved to Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009 for university and lived here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies, going on long walks, swimming, and practicing Chen style Tai Chi. I love to write poetry and blog regularly about topics such as mental health, sci-fi/fantasy series, faith, sexuality, and politics.

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