Suicide – is it really a free ticket out?

Suicide

With a delicate stillness

and a quiet noise

with porcelain perfection

and perfect China poise

the body is supine

lying dead on the floor

supine in exsanguination

a choice to become Death’s whore

Ruby red your favourite colour

you wear it very well

although I won’t see you out much

a story we will tell

Did you get off scot-free?

Did you truly escape?

Or will you have to pay your dues

and return to this landscape…

© Kait King, 2015

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48 thoughts on “Suicide – is it really a free ticket out?

  1. Beauty lies in the middle of a pool, but is it really the cowards way out? It takes a lot to kill and a whole lot more to take your own life. That never detracts from the beauty of a poem well written I love it, Kait, may 2017 be kind to you and offer more than it takes, live long, prosper and suffer less my dear friend xoxo

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    • Thank you very much 🙂 I have dealt with so much suicide (and research based) that I find it so dark in itself, especially for those left behind and when it’s kids and teenagers….I learned to tell the families that sometimes the soul needs to be free, no matter what, to be able to go back home – it gives some comfort in the darkest place…:(

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    • Thank you very much for your kind words 🙂 Funny you say that, as I read every poem out loud to make sure it sounds like it should before I publish it!

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