Why?

Suicide Prevention Awareness Day is today.  I looked up some info on TWLOA (To Write Love On Her Arms)

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Here is an excerpt from Newsweek and http://twloha.com/news/newsweek-covers-suicide-epidemic•

  • “Throughout the developed world … [suicide] is now the leading cause of death for people 15 to 49, surpassing all cancers and heart disease.”
  • “In the last two decades … there’s been a 37 percent increase in the years of life lost to clinical depression, anxiety, alcohol and drug abuse, and other disorders of the mind …”
  • “The suicide rate for Americans 45 to 64 has jumped more than 30 percent in the last decade …”
  • “[Suicide] now takes more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined.”

Why?

By Rascal Flatts

You must have been in a
Place so dark
You couldn’t feel the light
Reachin’ for you through
That stormy cloud
Now here we are
Gathered in our little hometown
This can’t be the way
You meant to draw a crowd

[Chorus]
Oh why, that’s what I keep asking
Was there anything I could’ve
Said or done
Oh, I had no clue you were
Masking
A troubled soul, God only knows
What went wrong and why
You would leave the stage
In the middle of a song

Now in my mind I’ll keep you frozen
As a seventeen-year-old
Rounding third to score the
Winning run
You always played with passion
No matter what the game
When you took the stage
You’d shine just like the sun

[Chorus]
Oh why, that’s what I keep asking
Was there anything I could’ve
Said or done
Oh, I had no clue you were
Masking
A troubled soul, God only knows
What went wrong and why
You would leave the stage
In the middle of a song

Now the oak trees are swaying
In the early autumn breeze
A golden sun is shining on my face
Through tangled thoughts
I hear a mockingbird sing
This old world really ain’t that
Bad of a place

Oh why, there’s no comprehending
And who am I to try to
Judge or explain
Oh, but I do have one
Burning question
Who told you life wasn’t
Worth the fight
They were wrong, they lied
Now you’re gone and we cry
‘Cause it’s not like you to
Walk away
In the middle of a song

Your beautiful song
Your absolutely beautiful song

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About dianarasmussen

Diana Rasmussen is a Faith Builder, Worship Leader, Veteran's wife, and Customer Service Rep
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10 Responses to Why?

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  2. For some it is too hard to face the music

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  3. secretangel says:

    Awesome post! Love that song too! Many blessings to you my friend. I know that the only thing that kept me going was my children…Thank God that His grace and mercy are sufficient and He is greater than anything that we go through in this life. Love you Sis…

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  4. omtatjuan says:

    I hope those contemplating an ending in their mind read your post.

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    • Thank you my friend. I speak from experience. I have 3 attempts, thank the Lord I was not successful. God was greater than my heart. I am not in that darkness anymore. I didn’t want to die, I just didn’t know how to live…

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      • Patty B says:

        Diane, I never thought about a person who commits suicide “just doesn’t know how to live” – I had a friend who almost committed suicide, through the years she found how to live and is a new woman. I will have to tell her what you wrote. I too pray your words touch many and bring healing. God bless!

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        • Thank you Patty, I was shocked when I read those statistics. I am sure your faith in your friend helped her overcome. A kind word at the right time can move mountains. I am always grateful for the people (Angels) God put in my life that believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself. Help us all Lord to reach out to each other and help each other to LIVE! God bless you my friend.

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