Loss Survivor Moment
Sheila Wade contributed the following poem to the March-April 2017 edition of Out of the Shadows
, our newsletter for suicide loss survivors. She dedicated it in honor of her brother Darryl Weems (1971-2016).
Dear Brother! Think we can erase your memory away?
Oh No! I think we will always relive that terrible day.
Words spoken, texts that were sent
Promises made, obviously meant
I wish you could have broken the spell
That made years of your life a living hell!
Obviously living in misery was not worth the fight
As personal things happening to you just weren't right!
The close calls with death that were taken lightly
Makes me wonder if those who saw it, were not bothered any slightly?
I cannot allow your memory to be discarded
So I will continue to remember you thru true feelings imparted!
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