Just reviewed a piece concerning child abuse. Now here's one which deals with suicide.


A SPLASH IN THE DARKNESS

c2020 Brian Beecher


You were ready to let something go
So you could begin anew
But unexpected circumstances
Would cause you to sing the blues

Afraid to let go of what’s no longer serving
You ran out of things you could do
And your world ended with a splash in the darkness
Yes your world ended with a splash in the darkness

Something better was around the corner
Or at least so you thought
All through the time you had always been
Inspired to go after what you want

Figuring out what needed to be done
Learned that you were being sold and bought
And your world ended with a splash in the darkness
Yes your world ended with a splash in the darkness

One day to bring you closer to your goals
You took on a job that must be done
Then you were having some difficult
Conversations with your loved ones

What has gone said or needs to come out
In the open sure was no fun
Then your world ended with a splash in the darkness
Yes your world ended with a splash in the darkness

There is the potential for some fireworks
If someone isn’t thrilled with what you’ve said
The resentment against you grew stronger than ever
You took to hiding in your bed

With the deck stacked against you with nowhere to go
You thought you’d be better off dead
Then your world ended with a splash in the darkness
Yes your world ended with a splash in the darkness

After trying too much to do everything
And spreading yourself way too thin
You began obsessing about your end time
Although some will say it’s a sin

Wanting to be present for whatever and whomever
Instead of being half-way in
Then your world ended with a splash in the darkness
Yes your world ended with a splash in the darkness

It was on a dark road shortly after midnight
When you went down to the deep lake
You knew you couldn’t achieve your long-term goals
And it was more than you could take

You didn’t hesitate and jumped right in
Knowing the world had sealed your fate
And your world ended with a splash in the darkness
Yes your world ended with a splash in the darkness