“I can’t do it anymore,” he said


loaded gun to his temple

“Help me…” He sobbed,

not a soul could hear

until the trigger pull

brought everyone near

“Don’t worry, we’re here for you!”

He heard his friends above

worried about his struggling body

and how without him,

they can’t go on

But where were you before

I blew my brains on the floor?

I screamed so loud, for years

All those tears…

“Don’t go, daddy!”

A little boy and girl calls

Familiar voices he hadn’t met

he suddenly felt compelled to protect

“Without you, we cannot be.

Please, please, come to life with me.”

“And me, daddy!”

Their nonsensical words quickly made sense

he’d seen another purpose

to live

With me, we will be.

For you, I will succeed.

He spoke the truth

opening his eyes to wide-eyed doctors

declaring miraculous survival

His head repaired

by the brain surgeon, he’d later wed

raising a son and daughter

they created


16 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow!!
    Just wow!
    Loved it a lot.
    I really love such beautiful work. These makes a lasting impression. I know I will remember this for a long time.
    Very beautifully written Kirsten.

    1. Kirsten says:

      Thank you so much, Devang! 🥰

      It’s amazing how second chances can spring out of nowhere with everything one may need to continue their path.

      1. Second chances are very hard to find.
        This is why we should cherish and respect what we have already.
        I don’t know if you want to know about it. But i always try to be very careful on roads and with people. I love my life and I want to see and do a lot. I really don’t want to spoil it for some inaity. I live for my family.
        Btw, very rude of me.
        How are you?? I hope you are doing well.
        Keep shining, okay?🌟

      2. Kirsten says:

        I agree, better safe than sorry. There’s so much more to do in this life.
        And you’re not rude at all! 🙂

        I’m doing good, just about to make some tea. Hope all is well with you too! And thank you so much again for reading.

      3. Must be morning tea!!
        I wish you a great day ahead.
        It’s almost 9 pm here.

      4. Kirsten says:

        Yup! It’s 8:27 am here. So you’re almost into the future while I’m stuck in the past. Haha.

      5. Well this past of yours will be awesome.
        Have a dazzling day ahead.
        Waiting for your next blog.
        I still have to read honey grim

  2. Pooja G says:

    Wow, I loved that ending. Incredible poem.

    1. Kirsten says:

      Thank you so much Pooja! 💞 much appreciated!

      1. Pooja G says:

        My pleasure!

  3. Jeff Flesch says:

    A poignant and hopeful write, Kirsten. Loved it. ❤️

    1. Kirsten says:

      Thank you so much, Jeff for your kind words and for reading, I appreciate you! 💞

      1. Jeff Flesch says:

        You’re most welcome, Kirsten. Always. Thank you, my friend, I appreciate you too. 💞

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Wonderfully told with a happy ending that seemed impossible in the beginning. Very good writing Kirsten!!

    1. Kirsten says:

      Thank you so much for reading, friend! I appreciate you. ❤

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