Treasure Island

Justine Ramos

(07/21/1998 / Philippines)

Conversation with a Suicidal


Why is life worth living?
It's so much easier to fade away

For the blades of reality cut us
Leaving childhood dreams astray

Why is life worth living?
When closing your eyes forever eases the pain

Nobody to hurt us and
no risk of walking on the wrong lane

Why is life worth living?
To be gone is to be free

To surrender to all things sufferable
To block out reality

There are many who give up
as they hang, jump and fade

But what they don't know is that
wounds don't heal that way

You see, life
Life is worthwhile

No one really knows anything about it
Except it's a journey where you laugh and cry and smile

I know at times it feels useless
To endure this thing called life

In any moment it could be gone
with one step towards a knife

We live for seconds and hours
and weeks and days

Just all for it to be taken
All to be grabbed away

So why is life worthwhile?

It'll all be gone anyways
So why suffer to walk the extra mile?

In this world there is so much the bear
Especially in times like these

Where the blood doesn't stop spilling
Where people are left out to freeze

It all is very frustrating
When it is everyday you cry

Where you eyes are swollen and your nose is red
and your lips are ready to lie

When someone asks you if "you're okay"
and you keep the truth from escaping
in order to let them know you're sane

All we do is get hurt in this life
All we do is feel pain

But you see that is why it is worthwhile

That extra hike, jog or walk on that extra mile..

Sometimes what we go through, it all seems surreal

But listen closely, when I say we live life in order to FEEL

To endure the pain, struggle, and anger
To remember the love, laughter and smiles

Life is a difficult game
but I promise it will be worthwhile

Submitted: Monday, June 23, 2014

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  • Sandra Feldman (6/23/2014 1:45:00 AM)

    You have a very realistic and strange way of making one feel that life is worthwhile. However, the poem is extremely well written. I found that I could not stop reading it even though a moments I wanted to.
    I think your future poetry will certainly be Worth Reading.
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