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I saw my mother
swallowing something small
when I was just a child
The anguish in her eyes
faded, as she told me
it was just a
tic-tac,
with a little extra kick

maybe years later,
that's how I convinced
myself
to swallow fifteen,
thinking it'd
give me a fresh perspective;
in the end,
my breath reeked
of death
instead of mint.
Suicide is not the answer. Reinforcing with another poem after reading an old New York Times article. One part read (and could also be applied to Robin Williams suicide), "A nationally publicized suicide, he found, increased the suicide rate over the next month by about 2 percent on average - an additional 58 cases -and about 7 percent among teen-agers. The suicide of a famous person had an even greater effect; after Marilyn Monroe's death, the rate rose by 12 percent. 'Permission' to Die."
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thestorycastle Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is such a beautiful poem. My heart aches from it. Awesome work :)
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awe not as beautiful as you are! Glad it struck you emotionally. :heart:
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noelmaghathephoto Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014   Photographer
Amazing Brittany, love catching up on your work. Really love the way you are able to capture this hard subject in this writing aghjefhflkjsad you kill me!!  I lvoe lo ve love  u  and ur writing grl <3
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awe thank you so much! :D :hug: I try!
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lenalamf Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
this is fucked . i LOVE it, it's a very serious subject and i kind of understand how many things we actually see from grown ups when we're little and than consider it perfectly normal later on... well anyway, you're an amazing writer! ;) (Wink) 
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hahha, thank you! It is quite serious, but the child perspective makes it very dark. ://
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lenalamf Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
yeah it's dark, but t's very well put and not many people can write so good about such themes, so you should be proud of yourself!
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LMW-Creations Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That really hits the heart. (It's beautifully written, tragically said.)
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awe thanks sunshine! Glad it made you think, and hit you emotionally! :)
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RayTheFilipinoGwaiLo Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
TICTACS ARE EVIL! GO FOR MENTOS INSTEAD DX
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I like both, aye?
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Milk-and-Pie Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is really powerful, thank you for writing this. I absolutely adore this, so so so beautiful! :heart:

Keep up the good work! :huggle:
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awe thank you lil' peach. I adore YOU. :heart: And I shall, you do as well!
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Milk-and-Pie Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're so nice, my pleasure, lovely! :huggle:
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DynamiteHearts Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love it. Short and to the point, it's the kind of poem that stays with you.
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awe so glad to hear that!!! :) It is quite sad, but hopefully brings the point home. <3
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Diamonds-Dont-Shine Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This really is amazing!
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awe no YOU are amazing! Thanks for the comment, and taking time out of your day! You are the best for sure! :)
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AmberDianePie Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student Writer
This is really well done. Amazing job
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awe thank you so so much! You are too kind! Stay wonderful! :hug:
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LenTheGardener Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
so sad and  sadly it does happen all too often
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yes it does. :( Glad the poem hit you emotionally, though! Stay rad, sunshine! :)
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Ricardo-Orozco Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
MY GOODNESSS......... MOnkey see monkey do... : ( beautiful poem : )
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Aw yeah exactly,,, which happens a lot, especially today!! THANK YOU SO MUCH, gahhh You are the best. :hug:
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Nestharon Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014   Writer
An interesting depiction of death. In someways morbid, in someways ironical. It is true, suicide is not the answer, but some think it is, and when they are reincarnated in a negative life, they start to think where did they go wrong. I helped people with suicide thoughts to change their minds, that using this shortcut, they will never understand what life was holding for them. In the end, I managed somehow to put a smile on their faces and they are living happily until this day.

As they say, everyone has their moments. And there are those who can help, like you and me. People should stop looking at others and should start acknowledging themselves. A breath taking poem, that is what this is :thanks:
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Aw thank you so so much! Your words are so kind and thoughtful! I am glad you enjoyed it, and hope you will continue to spread happiness and positivity to all you meet! stay wonderful! :)
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Nestharon Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014   Writer
I will. Thanks for the support and keep up the good work, you are talented my friend :thanks:
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FindingWhatsLost Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist
wow another very powerful poem.  I like how you added the note of what inspired this poem at the bottom.  It is an oddly fascinating and of course a very sad statistic.  I appreciate that you address this problem not many do.  And your poems are all so beautiful (maybe a little dark sometimes :) but I appreciate that )
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!! It is fascinating, but very sad, and makes you think about the impact celebrities have! Yeah they are a wee bit dark! >.< Well, soem are happier, hahah. STAY RAD SUNSHINE! :hug:
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FindingWhatsLost Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist
Your welcome and your keep writing your wee bit dark poems and I suppose I can forgive you if you through in a few happy ones for some variety ;) Hug 
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Sounds like a deal! :hug:
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GenesysAngel Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Chilling - and awesome that you added the note. Thanks.
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very very much! Stay wonderful! :)
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Nortstar Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
it is really good poem ;) great work :clap:
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awe thank you so much! You are too sweet gah! :hug:
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Nortstar Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
you are welcome :hug:
 and thank you :)
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simsplayer Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student Writer
The title works perfectly for this. It addresses a topic that should be brought up more and dealt with more. Very well done.
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awe thank you dear! I agree, the topic is a lot of times a fear to talk about. Thank you for the kind words, and also, your icon is very interesting, haha! (Almost ironic XD)
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simsplayer Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student Writer
huh...yeah. used to be a yin-yang sign in a bottle. I liked the skull better.
Death is always scary
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awe well I do like yin yang signs ;) But I think I need a new icon, ahhaha.
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Reecez-Piecez Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn. Thank you for this, it's beautiful. I hope it has helped at least one person escape from this dark void, if not more.
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
THANK YOU SO SO MUCH! I hope so, as well. Stay rad, sunshine! You deserve happiness!
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Reecez-Piecez Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! And you stay fantastic, buddy!
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Arabianwolflove Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is impeccably true.

I remember as a young child seeing my mother take medicine for various things such as depression and anxiety, and then wondering what good they did.
I actually did try to kill myself in April this year with the same thing only many times more than what the prescribed amount was.
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awe I am SO SO sorry to hear you faced a very hard time in your life, but am more than happy you made it through. You DESERVE to live, and you deserve the best. I know at times you feel lost and alone, and like no one can give you a life raft to get you to shore. But, I assure you, there are people that will. I will. Various deviants will. Groups on the internet will. Therapists will. YOU WILL GET THROUGH THIS, and you will come out stronger than anyone you know. Please note me if you need someone to talk to, as I would be more than happy to help. Please stay positive, you are such a kind-hearted individual. We need more people like you on this world, and we can't loose even one more. Stay awesome, really. Do that for me, okay? :hug: Hugging you times one thousand. 
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NightWind87 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simple but effective.
Thank you for sharing both poem
and your informative description. 
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
THANK YOU SO MUCH GAHHH. :') I hope most read the description. It gives the poem a bit more extra meaning, or I guess, the topic itself extra meaning. 
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dandelionchronicles Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really loved this, i thought it was very emotional and interesting without using many words, which is something i'm really not very good at. Can't believe some of these comments, people can be so rude. Regardless though this is wonderful poetry :)
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awe thank you so much dear! I think some of the comments do not agree with my own opinion, but nonetheless have got people thinking and questioning, which is good! :) Thank you, once again. You are such a sweetie! :heart:
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Stars-Bread99 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow very intense...
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