So much attention has come to the suicide of Robin Williams, whose characters humorous and dramatic, I will miss. I can't help but wonder which of the people that I know are going through something very similar but are thinking, "No one will notice if I'm gone." I hope that it's no one. But depression is a silent demon that lives deep within you and like a parasite destroys you from the inside out unnoticed until it's too late. I've been there. I know the hardest thing to do is to tell someone that you are hollow inside except for the pain. By the grace of God I chose to stay and I am grateful for that. I hope no one I know is there now. If you are and if you are like I was and hiding it from the world, please don't leave, stay and fight. Please, Stay.
I don't know if there's more I can say.
I don't think I know the words to make you stay.
I only worry that you'll go far away.
I'll look for you tomorrow but you're lost in today.
The water once rippled but has now gone still.
All is lonely now with no sound to fill.
I reach out to touch and see if it's real,
Only cold and darkness do my warm fingers feel.
If I could paint the word that keeps you today.
I know it will never make the void go away.
But I will try to fill it with the words that I say.
I hope that's enough to make you fight to stay.