End of Days

End of Days

Been asked to write up a life and death thesis,
With special emphasis on suicidal tendencies !
Such a frightening prospect l have to say,
Having to document someone’s’ potential end of days!
Anyway l managed the first part of the written guide,
But then had the laborious task of studying suicide!

Was l to look at the where, the what’s and the why?
Or was it the method in which they had chosen to die?
Fascinating if somewhat sad subject is has to be said,
Looking into the process many have used to become dead!
And it is a topic that you don’t find many to interview,
Especially if they have successfully seen it through!

Also it is not something that many alive wish to discuss,
Seeing it as a taboo issue of life and something that disgusts!
Those that do end it all, are considered cowardly,
Not facing up to life’s miserable realities!
To finally close their own door upon their life!
Means to the clueless they were not able to cope with strife!

Easy for those who so know it all, to comment upon the death,
Of some poor sod, who contemplated their last breath!
To say that they were weak and not of the right stuff,
And perhaps better off dead if they could not be tough!
Not bothering to even consider ‘unable to cope’
Or that perhaps , the victim to die has lost all hope,

For mankind can be very cruel and cutting this is true,
And is hardly ever present on deaths door to someone so blue!
Not once do they ever take into consideration,
The reasons behind such a personal obliteration!
But quick to say, ‘Oh yes they indeed were not right’
We saw that and thought that perhaps they might!

‘But it is not down to us to get involved and intervene’
‘With someone else’s problems if you see what we mean?’
Perhaps if they had of done, or at least got in the way,
That poor soul would not have been looking at their last day!
Folk can be so righteous especially in the aftermath,
To those who have taken the walkway on the deadly path!

This study of mine, it surely saddens my heart,
For l too have contemplated the final depart,
When times were low for me and life was a strain,
Financial pressures, debts causing nothing but pain,
But l had friends whom were always at my door,
Constantly reminding me of the things to live for,

Suicide statistics are apparently on the decline,
But still every year it’s an act that is not yet benign,
For in the UK alone there are still many untimely deaths,
Of lost and hopeless souls who have taken their last breath,
So spare a thought to those whom don’t have the support,
And if in doubt, smile and step in and try to thwart!

© Rory Matier 2018

13 thoughts on “End of Days

  1. This is really great. You are right, we are quick to judge but slow or even reluctant to intervene. If we can throw away the judge’s robes, maybe we can become more human!

  2. My best friend committed suicide. Some tried to save her. But they could not see that it was they who drove her to it. She was a beautiful, kind, gentle person. I too have contemplated it, since going into remission and ending up almost like a shell, but would not do it. The thoughts come though. No one here where I am cares, except my husband. He knows how I feel. It is a very important subject Rory.

    1. Hey, good morning to you Lorraine – it is indeed an extremely important subject that has become taboo to discuss and stigmatised by the many who refuse to acknowledge.

      But it needs to be discussed openly and not made into the elephant in the room 🙂

  3. Suicide is so misunderstood in the U.K. Even the way it’s officially reported – makes it almost crime like. You commit.. it’s time we tried to open up about it. Make it not a taboo anymore. Until we do we will continue to lose far too many good people.

    Epic word sir.

    1. Well said yourself Gary – it has never got any better, even in the last so called Millenium years when it’s okay to not be okay and it’s okay to talk about it, well as you and l both know that just media bollocks.

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