Robin Bennett

Rookie (December 25th / New Orleans, La USA)

I Succeed In Failure - Poem by Robin Bennett

I often wonder how many days-
must I endure before eternity
decides to erase me?
Not one to lie, I have tried to
help her along at times.
I tried to die once.

I practiced for days. Considering
my options and taking into
account the feelings of others.
Call me a considerate suicide

Pharmaceuticals and booze I soon
found out are hardly fail safe. I swallowed
a rainbow full of capsules and shot
bourbon for an extra boost. I woke
to interrogating lights and invasive tubes.
I had succeeded in failure. The men in white
coats pumped out the poison and shipped
me off to a crazy house full of other
suicide rookies and problems far worse
than mine.

I had left no letter, just in case of success.
Everyone knew I was teetering on the edge,
life had beat me up and left me for dead anyway.
Why prolong my agony?

Comments about I Succeed In Failure by Robin Bennett

  • Robert Green (8/13/2012 10:53:00 AM)

    Keep strong, and keep writing (Report)Reply

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  • Adam Mckim (8/12/2012 5:18:00 PM)

    Sometimes a success in failure is really a success after all. If this is about you then I'm glad you're still here. (Report)Reply

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  • Captain Cur (8/10/2012 3:59:00 PM)

    Tough to comment on a tough poem like this.
    All I can say is I am glad you are still here to write
    about your experience. This is a brave subject
    to share with others and displays your inner strenght.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 10, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 11, 2012

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