The tremors felt were devastating,
Your death a scale ten shock.
It silenced idle chatter,
Slowed the ticking of the clock.
The note we found was heart-breaking,
We didn’t have a clue.
Your laughter and your smile,
Hid the truth: We never knew.
You found a way to end your pain,
My love, I truly empathise.
But how I wish you were here right now,
So I could help you realise.
Seeking end to pain defines you,
By the thing you want to cease.
It can trick you into believing,
That death will offer you release.
But to feel relief from pain and suffering,
Feel the happiness and love-for-life you seek.
You need to be alive, my child
Not buried six foot deep.