Barbara's poem "Suicide Is Not Painless" is included in a mental health anthology to support charity
I am happy that my poem “Suicide Is Not Painless” has been included in the mental health anthology, titled ‘Pluviophile', available at https://www.darkpoets.club/shop-submit.
I am proud of my work. I am also proud that the anthology supports charity. I have struggled with depression and anxiety most of my life, so mental health issues are close to my heart. This anthology contains amazing messages and aims to shed light on difficult issues.
SUICIDE IS NOT PAINLESS
Altman was wrong
suicide is not painless
I have sometimes
romanticized it in my mind
my literary heroes all did themselves in
Hemingway, Brautigan, Gellhorn, Plath
all found reasons to end it all
even poor Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain
could no longer keep the howling hounds of pain at bay
suicide may end your pain
but the pain of those
you left behind
has just begun.
Copyright 2019 by Barbara Marie Minney. All Rights Reserved.