Monday, July 9, 2007
THINK BEFORE YOU ACT
Our Father, who art in Heaven." Two little children prayed.
Kneeling by their bedside at the close of day.
"We know you're up there Daddy, Reverend William 'splained it all.
He said you're safe with Jesus, that you must have heard his call.
He said that Jesus loves us and would help us see it through.
Well we need a lot of help now so we really hope it's true.
We hope that you found Mama, we know that's why you went.
We know you missed her terribly since she was heaven sent.
Tell Mom we do our best Dad with the little that we got.
Auntie Sue tries hard to help us, but she cries an awful lot.
You took us to the circus Dad, you took us to the Zoo.
We wish you took us this time Dad, we'd rather be with you.
Your rifle rack is empty now, there's nothing on the shelf,
Since you took that old thing down that day and used it on yourself." Ed
I've been asked how I could write such a dreadful thing
Well this actually happened in Verdun on Galt street, but
the reason I wrote it was to wake people up to the tragedy of suicide.
Suicide may be a way out for the perpetrator but it devastates the lives
of those that love them. I showed this to someone who told me they were
considering ending it all. He said it changed his mind as he could never do that to his family. He started to cry and asked me to show it to as many people as possible.
Use it as you will. Ed