Ray Lucero

Suicide, Slow Or Fast… - Poem by Ray Lucero

SIDS babies are the smart ones, they exit early

Adolescents step between cars for a quick out,
or drown in a neighbor’s pool

Teens have the most options with drugs, alcohol,
Anorexia, fast cars and access to guns

Middle-years get to pick from hundreds of prescription drugs, breast/ovarian/prostate cancers or a plethora other diseases

Elders get to have strokes, heart attacks, diabetes and the like

Suicide slow or fast…
No matter, as Death has great patience

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 8, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 23, 2011

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