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I have a life threatening illness

Depression.

Severe and Major

It's threatened my life on more than
A few occasions
Dark nights it lingers over my shoulder
Whispering thoughts into my head

One tragic accident away from death
One slip, one night I feel too...

Sad
Angry
Lost
Hurt
Abandoned
Alone

One cut too deep, One slice too thick,
One pill too many, One jump too far,
One step off a curb, One shot in the dark,
One word too many hanging from your lips
One comment too far, One life lost,
One thin piece of rope, One chair kicked,
One river too deep, One knife too sharp,
One pool of blood too large, One bad day,
One teenager added to a growing statistic,
One family torn apart, One school shocked,
One neighborhood mourning a hidden struggle

It only really takes ONE

Open your eyes.
Reach out One hand,
Say One genuinely kind thing,
Keep One thing in your thoughts,
Tell One person what you've seen
Tell One person how you feel, what you suspect
Open your mouth Once

Save ONE life.
I was just thinking that there is so much that can be done
Tomorrow is To Write Love On Her Arms day
Do something, Do one thing.


Let me know if I should put a warning on it.
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:iconjustquirky:
JustQuirky Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Me too, = (.
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:iconkml91225:
kml91225 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm really sorry.
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:iconjustquirky:
JustQuirky Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
I'm sorry I just saw your comment. It's ok, it comes and goes, and believe me, I subscribe to the ONE!
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:iconskiingmusician:
skiingmusician Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
It always warms my heart a little to know i'm not alone.
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:iconkml91225:
kml91225 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad I could do even that small thing for you.
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:iconbethanyyjoelle:
BethanyyJoelle Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Student Writer
I love it. This is so beautiful and true. I hope this message continues to be passed on <3
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:iconkml91225:
kml91225 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I hope it keeps getting passed along also. <3 It means a lot to have your support
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:iconbethanyyjoelle:
BethanyyJoelle Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student Writer
You're welcome
And I try to lend it as much as possible, and I'm always here <3
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:icontherainbowsshadow:
therainbowsshadow Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow... just... WOW... :omfg: :heart: :love: . I love this; perfectly simple, perfectly TRUE :salute: :nod: .
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:iconkml91225:
kml91225 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That means a lot. I just wanted to open a few eyes. :) Thank you
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:icontherainbowsshadow:
therainbowsshadow Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're totally welcome; if you ask me, this piece means a lot- not just to you, but your readers (me, included) :nod: ;)
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:iconkml91225:
kml91225 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That warms my heart
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:icontherainbowsshadow:
therainbowsshadow Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Happily obliged, dear :heart: :nod:
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Goldenfire36 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
I have a friend that cuts himself and I'm the only one who knows just how much he's hurting. Because I can see through his barrier. I love him so much. And I don't want him to get hurt. I think I'll show him this.
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kml91225 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope you do show him this :] that would mean a lot to me. I myself am a cutter so I know what he's going through. Honestly I think you should tell someone, you're a great friend for sticking by him but he needs help. I needed help and I was grateful to be told on because I knew I couldn't do it myself. Also I've been on your end of things and I know how hard it is to bare that burden alone. You owe it to him and to yourself to get help, to tell someone. Anyone. Good luck with everything, my heart goes out to you and him <3
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:icongoldenfire36:
Goldenfire36 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Thank you so much(:
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:icondeemedintodarkness:
DeemedIntoDarkness Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is great.. Many people need to see that sometimes they go too far and don't feel what the other one is going through.
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:iconkml91225:
kml91225 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah from both points of view I think people need to open their eyes and minds to what the opposite may be feeling. A lot of good could come from it. Thank you for your comment
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:icongulgulass:
gulgulass Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012   Photographer
great fluid style!
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:icongulgulass:
gulgulass Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012   Photographer
great fluid style!
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:iconkml91225:
kml91225 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :]
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:iconhathound:
hathound Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
depression is just natural selection at work
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:iconanniperson:
AnniPerson Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
and your point is...
so if someone stabs you in the street, thats just human aggression and natural selection, so we shouldnt try to save you?
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:iconkml91225:
kml91225 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are a terrible person. It saddens me that you believe that
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:iconshadoweses:
Shadoweses Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
many people just don't realize how far depressed ones can go... i love the poem :heart:
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:iconkml91225:
kml91225 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No many people don't realize until it's right in there faces and too late to really do anything. Thank you <3
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:iconrockerjase:
rockerjase Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
True, people don't realize how little it takes to influence people in all the wrong/right ways :(
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:iconkml91225:
kml91225 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly. You can never know the effects of your actions on other people. I've learned it from both sides
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:iconanimekaratechick2322:
i relate so much!! i love it
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:iconkml91225:
kml91225 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry you can relate but at least we know we are never alone. I hope I helped in some small way
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:iconanimekaratechick2322:
itz all good and thank u :)
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