So often we read, or hear, or see something about someone who: 

Steps in front of:
    A moving train
    A moving car
    A policemanís bullet

Steps off of:
    A bridge
    A tall building
    A pier
    A cliff
    A steep grade
    A canyon rim
    A moving train
 
Drives their car into:
    A tree
    A telephone pole
    A lake
    An on coming car
    A Police roadblock

Drives their car off of:
    A bridge
    A tall building
    A pier
    A cliff
    A steep grade
    A canyon rim

Turns on the oven on without a working pilot light

Sits in a running car with all the windows open in a closed garage

Takes an entire months worth of medication at one time
     And washes it down with a quart of liquor.

Uses their right temple as a bulls eye:
    Or the bridge of their nose
    Or the roof of their mouth
    Or their double chins

Goes Postal

Imitates a piŮata

Brutally assaults a:
    Loved one
    Wife
    Husband
    Child
    Family
    Friend
    Neighbor

Brutally assaults an estranged:
    Loved one
    Wife
    Husband
    Child
    Family
    Friend
    Neighbor

Or
    Cut themselves
    Burn themselves
    Pull the very hair from their head
Just for a change of senses

And when surviving any of these recounting:
     That it was like watching a movie
     That it was like an out of body experience
     That it seemed like a dream
     That they were watching someone else

And donít we wonder what could have brought someone to such a point in their life?

I donít

I know!

August 25, 2004