A Life Stolen (Daily Word Prompt is Commit)


I wrote this poem after hearing about another tragedy and beautiful young life lossed. His death was by suicide. 


A Life Stolen

Suicide is a slow gradual painful decline

of a life and identity once known.

A body slowly losing the ability to feel

and know the spirit still living inside them,

feeling nothing

but emptiness,

their spirit faded from within their soul,

no more thoughts of hope, faith or living.

Death has called them,

and they answer.

Without their spirit of life,

death overpowers and wins.

Bipolar Disorder loses another battle

fought courageously so many times before.

The bomb inside a Bipolar brain

explodes destroying the life it surrounds.

Another beautiful life stolen

by the disease

inside a bipolar brain

and overtaken by suicide.


I congratulate and praise his parents for printing in his Obituary that his death was caused by suicide due to suffering from Bipolar Disorder for so many years. There is nothing to be ashamed of.

More people need to do the same as his parents are doing so we can increase awareness and education about mental illness, reduce the stigma of mental illness and end suicide.

I also congratulate his parents as they chose to say his death was “caused by suicide” and did not say he committed suicide. The words “committed suicide” sounds like someone committed a crime and suicide is not even remotely close to a crime.

A person who attempts suicide or dies by suicide is experiencing deep emotional pain, hopelessness and usually severe mental illness and feels that suicide is their only hope from the escape of their severe pain. This type of intense debilitating pain and mental illness does not make someone a criminal. Suicide is not a crime.

Please be sensitive to the language you use when speaking about suicide.

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    1. I am sorry it made you cry. Poetry sparks feelings and emotions. I try to be very honest and truthful with my posts and I am sorry sometimes as it is not always happy as the truth behind mental illness can be very painful and sad. But, my mission and my passion is to speak to the truth, openly and honestly, hoping to help others know they are not alone and to help people become aware of the seriousness and reality of mental illness and suicide…. as painful as the truth can be. Sorry I made you cry…. but emotions are good… they show you are a compassionate person. Love, hugs and blessings. Sue

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  1. I have almost killed myself many times in the past. But Im still here. When people say “commited suicide” I share the same laments as this post. Its wrong to say that. Thank you for shedding light on this subject. Its very easy to understand and I hope many people read this.

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment. I love your comment and it made me very happy. When I write sometimes I am not sure how others will respond or if they can relate. Thank you for understanding and for your positive comments. I also pray many people will read this. It is my huge passion to educate and to help others. Also, I am sorry you too have felt the deep intense pain, hurt, sorrow and hopelessness that causes suicidal ideations and/or suicide attmepts. Praise God you survived. You are a strong survivior… me too. Love, hugs and many blessings. Sue

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