Monday, July 9, 2007


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 


winnie3ave MSN said...

Ed. I agree. How many of us have thought, at one time or another when our lives seem to be at rock bottom. But, we do need to be mindful of those we may leave behind. Yes, things may seem really bad, buthow much worse would them be for our loved ones. Thanks for sharing that, and yes it is well written. No matter how bad things may seem, they could be worse. Isn't it wonderful that we can share our joys and our sorrows on here. We are not alone!!!!

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edbro68 MSN said...

Winnie, Leave it to you to come up with a post like that. I've noticed before that you are a very sensitive person. You often mention the feelings of others. I know my message was a litrtle too powerful for some people but I didn't want people to read it without getting the message. Thanks for supporting me.           Ed

edbro68 MSN said...

Question- Is there anything more devastating than a parent losing a child?   Answer: Yes, a child losing a parent.            Ed