HERE (or Discovery after a suicide attempt)

By Nancy Virden (c)2021

Why here?

unanswered.

Am, must be?

Belledonna,* Bugloss, and Blackthorn

cruelly threaten Solomon’s splendor ** 

until,

fragile silk-white petals droop among the Harebells,

almost no longer

Here

.

Still why unanswered. Am, must be?

Breathwind of God

ruffles sunken leaves,

Living water seeps

where darkened roots strive,

Over the Soil of truth

Love’s bright scatter fleshes stone,

but slows not time

Here

.

Why unanswered. No matter –

Am. Must be.

God-kissed Day’s-eye once emerged

among the Scabius

and soon,

fresh seed lay beneath

its resurrected wilting

shed from this timeless Daisy

Here  

.

Buds sprout and fall,

then remembered no more,

God knows why;

for seeding, growing, seeding

is the purpose of wildflowers.

Planting not death- but life

in the name of Jesus-

is all that lasts forever

Here

.

-COMMENTS WELCOME

Today’s Helpful Word

1 Peter 1:24-25

For, “All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever.”

See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.  Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. Matthew 6: 28-29

*Wildflowers/trees and symbolism: Belledonna = silence; Bugloss = falsehood; Blackthorn = difficulty; Harebell = submission, grief; Scabius = unfortunate love; Daisy or Day’s Eye= innocence, new beginnings

**Solomon’s splendor: see Today’s Helpful Word above

Nancy’s latest FREE e-books! Click on the pictures for immediate access:

How the Difference Maker Lifts You Above Depressive Thoughts (c)2020

Stay at Home and Thrive! (c)2020

Always the Fight Ministries (ATFM) has been displaying compassion for those fighting mental illness, addiction, or abuse since 2012. Nancy is the founder and voice of ATFM and openly shares her emotional resurrection from despair.

NOTE: I am not a doctor or a mental health professional, and speak only from personal experiences and observations. In no way is this website intended to substitute for professional mental or behavioral health care.

If you are feeling suicidal, or concerned about someone who is, in the U.S. call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or for a list of international suicide hotlines, go here.

If you are suicidal with a plan, immediately call 911 in the U.S. or go to your nearest emergency room. In the EU call 112. (For other international emergency numbers, go here ). Hope and help are yours!

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