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Heaven Can Wait


I was inspired to write this poem after watching the video below by a friend Sam Magee who wrote a song for suicide awareness.

It was the title heaven can wait that touched a chord with me as I reflected on my own suicidal thoughts.

Heaven Can Wait

You think no one will understand

the feelings that you can’t withstand.

Forget that end you contemplate.

Heaven can wait.

Just pick up that telephone

You don’t have to suffer on your own.

Reach out and help reduce that weight.

heaven can wait.

When you let others get involved

every problem can be solved.

Then you know it’s not too late.

Heaven can wait.

I didn’t have to feel that way

I'm learning to love more every day.

My life I now can celebrate.

Heaven can wait.


Charlie Halliday (author) from Scotland on November 29, 2019:

Thanks for reading Brenda. Yes reaching out can be hard to do when you are in a dark place.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on November 28, 2019:

Such a great reminder Charlie to take a moment to reach out for someone.

I must admit I am there for others, but I seldom reach out to others.

Thanks for sharing. I loved the song also.

Charlie Halliday (author) from Scotland on November 28, 2019:

Lorna thank you for reading your comments are always appreciated

Lorna Lamon on November 28, 2019:

Such a touching poem Charlie sharing the importance of reaching out and receiving help. I love the title and I am so glad you can celebrate the life you so deserve.

Charlie Halliday (author) from Scotland on November 27, 2019:

Thanks for your feedback Cattaleya. glad you liked my poem

Tiyasha Maitra from Gurgaon on November 27, 2019:

Simple but powerful words. Nicely written. It touches a chord with people who can relate. Good job.

Charlie Halliday (author) from Scotland on November 27, 2019:

Thank you Sean for your comments

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on November 27, 2019:

My friend, Charlie, thank you so much for this beautiful poem! It is so powerful in its simplicity! I think it is a little piece of mastery! I hope many to read and get helped. Every day is precious for learning to love some more.



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