To The Friend I Lost to Suicide

“How do you get that lonely, how do you hurt that bad To make you make the call, that havin’ no life at all Is better than the life that you had How do you feel so empty, you want to let it all go How do you get that lonely… and nobody knows.” – Blaine Larsen 

The only thing I continue to think, are the details of your final moments. Was there anything different about you, the last time I saw you? Was there anything you said? Was there a different tone to your voice? 

I should have saw something. I should have been the one to save you.

It’s only after the fact, do we connect the dots that we didn’t want to see were there.  

What if I called more? What if I talked less and listened more? What if I did something different. 

“Oh why, that’s what I keep asking Was there anything I could’ve Said or done oh I had no clue you were masking a troubled soul,” -Rascal Flatts 

These thoughts consume me as a reach for a phone, I know you won’t answer, but how I wish you still were on the receiving end. I lay awake at night missing you. 

You meet me in my dreams and I want to tell you the world wasn’t the bad place you thought it was. 

I wonder when you made that decision? I wonder if anyone could have convinced you to stay?  

I think some people are just too fragile for this world we live in. You brought light to everyone who knew you, I didn’t know at the time, the reason you appeared to shine so bright on the outside, was to mask the pain and darkness you felt within you. 

“You must have been in a Place so dark You couldn’t feel the light Reachin’ for you through that stromy cloud. Now we are gathered in our little hometown. This couldn’t be the way you meant to draw a crowd,” -Rascal Flatts 

I can’t imagine what your nights were like. I can only guess it was a tug of war of failing to understand why you were different. I’m sure you just wanted to be happy. I’m sure you were looking for an escape. I wish someone told you… I wish I could have told you suicide doesn’t end your pain, but it passes it on to someone else. 

I don’t know what drove you to the place where you thought the end was the only solution. 

Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. 

I wish you were here. There are moments where I think of you and I think, damn, you would have loved it now. Because life does get better. I wish you could have hung around to see that. 

Of the things that hurt me most are those things you’ll never get to experience. 

I miss hearing your voice. I miss telling you things. I miss just hanging out with you. I miss you. 

I wish I could have wrapped my arms around you, and put back together the broken pieces, that made who you were. 

Because everyone knows the people who are broken, are always the most beautiful. 

I can keep questioning what if in my mind, but it’ll drive me mad. 

All I can say is I hope you are looking down on all of us and finally see how much you were truly loved. I hope you’ll watch over me and everyone down here. 

I know I have heaven’s most beautiful angel watching down on me. 

And while death scares me, unlike it did you, I know it will be there, we meet again. 

So until we meet again sweet angel, may you rest easy, may you rest in peace and may you finally be happy. 

“God only knows What went wrong and why You would leave the stage In the middle of a song” -Rascal Flatts 

Written by Kirsten Corley. For more of Kirsten’s work, follow her Facebook fan page.

To The Friend I Lost to Suicide

11 Replies to “To The Friend I Lost to Suicide”

  1. Not everyone who has to endure pain can tolerate it. That’s when they decide they have had enough. When they have made that decision, there’s no stopping them, they will follow through because the pain was to much for them to bare. Suicide is the only way out to get out of a imprisoned body.
    That’s why people choose suicide.

  2. I think you have to remember that life is sad, that there are hurdles and that friends don’t care or treat you right. But and this is the huge “but” …this is what it’s all about. You came here to learn through adversity, to endure, to go through the pain. To learn that the pain is the fire from out of which you’re born again like the Phoenix rising from the ashes. Just get out there and ace it …!! Xxxx

  3. ……….when you become so tired…when you feel…..that it won’t change. …..and even if it did…..so what….. amidst all the reminders, the immeasurable beauty surrounding you, even with friends. ..who would you talk to about it, who could you really trust…..feel….that they really…..care….or even really get you………………………………………..

    1. The feeling that gives ….that this is the end ….no light … No air to breath ….uncertainty everywhere …
      Mind …. Commands standup be strong …. Our body declines to obey …. And asks … For whom …. For me …. What for ?…..
      I am breathing …. For my dead soul …

  4. Sorry for your loss….i know its a sad fact that some people take such decissions as it just becomes uncontrolable…..thats why they are suoervised among good doctors making them eat drugs which might help them to get rid of sucidal feelings…..

    That person needs lot of love, effection, caring, understanding and also listening to music getting oneselves busy with what all tasks are available may help the person to get rid of those sucidal toughts from his or her mind….

    I understand its very hard to take care if such people with in our busy day to day schedule lifes but if we want that person to be alive and if that makes a difference and if that stops spreading further more in other people then giving a try shouldnt be a problem or a big task i suppose…….these are just my feelings takecare….

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