Survivors Day

Today is the day of the club

The one I didn’t want to be in

I am a Survivor they tell me

Yet I don’t know where to begin

Facing a pain that is enormous

The one that just won’t go away

Suicide is not painless

To the ones who are left far away


Some day I hope to be a light

For others left behind

Until that day

All I can say

Is I still haven’t mended my mind


I see a red door

And I want it painted black

It will shatter in a thousand pieces

I’m afraid there’s just no turning back

The pieces are wind blown

All scattered about

I chase after them, pleading…

Someone help me out

Like my heart

The pieces are broken and torn

Blowing in the wind

To the sky they have flown


Has anyone seen

The shards of my heart?

Please bring them back to me

Perhaps I can start

To piece them together

With Love as the glue

Until that time

I will despise the wind that blew

Blew you away

Along with my heart

Yes I am a Survivor

Hey, that’s a start!

I am a Survivor

And it just doesn’t end

I am a lonely girl

Chasing the wind


Has anybody seen him?

If you see him, could you ask him to stay?

Tell him my heart is missing

And I need him to show me the way





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I am a wife, mother, RN, make-up artist, and musician, who also happens to have a mood disorder. Fortunately, I will not let the latter define me. I am also a survivor of suicide loss. This website is dedicated to my brother, Jefferson Joseph Blanton-Harris ("Joey"). This site is to share thoughts about beauty, fashion, and most of all, mental health. Because fabulousness starts with good mental health! ~"I only want to see you laughing in the Purple Rain" - Prince

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