To a Woman Who Fell off the Edge

Very sad and thought provoking

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by Amanda Eifert

I always wonder why

You left your family that day,

Why you chose the rope,

And not another day on earth?

 I wonder if I stopped

And said the right words,

If you’d still be here today.

]If I offered up my small wisdoms,

As you had given me yours.]

But I didn’t phone you saying,

“It’s going to be okay.”

But I let the moment pass,

And a few weeks later, you died.

Did you know you were my hero?

The person’s whose life,

I wanted to emulate.

Years have passed; I wonder if,

Words would’ve mattered.

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