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  • You alway played guitar on Wednesday nights.
    A quart of vodka and a mirror of coke later
    You lapsed into life, leaving your demons to sleep it off.
    So many sorrows on the floor of your room
    It was where the demons hid that haunted your eyesight.
    You said
    Don’t look down never look down if you make eye contact they’ll remove your soul and leave you empty without a voice to tell that you’ve been robbed stolen blind buried alive in your own body so never look down.

    The demons waited for you in your shoes, you said.
    “Watch your step.” “Look where you’re going” they whispered as you stumbled through life, your eyes straight ahead.
    But you wouldn’t look down.
    You never looked down.

    Having lost a husband and son to suicide due to Bipolar the seriousness of this "silent" disease has made me passionate about speaking out. Both my husband and son refused to take the prescribed meds due to social judgements. The ignorance about illnesses can be as crippling as the disease & more so for males who should be strong enough to push through any "defects" on their own. So what wad TREATABLE became deadly. At best, support those you think may be suffering as well as their family members. At least, say a prayer and move on. And don't be afraid to share your own story. It may save a life.

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