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Poetry Corner: The Alternate Life

Christy Angelette



Last night I closed my eyes and contemplated suicide.

God spoke to me before the fall, guided me into the vision he saw.

I observed all I could be if I just held on, lived and breathed.

The tears would turn into smiles, the stresses into blessings.

The poverty into prosperity, my pain into purpose.

I turned to see the grief of the loved ones left behind if I decided to commit this fatal crime and leave them for an eternity.

I saw the lives I could have changed for the better, had I lived out mine.

I was implored to carry on, so I opened up my eyes to see another day.

Life is meant to be lived, not thrown to the side and are carelessly tossed away.

Christy Angelette is part of the Generation X generation. She is a mother of three amazing sons and is a southern Queen born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She is working on a novel that will highlight mental illness and abuse in multiple forms, as well as civil rights being broken on a mental health level.

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