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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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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  New member 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  New member 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  Student 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  New member 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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