Poetry

Hold On

“So I tell myself, ‘Hold on just a little while longer,
and it’ll be alright.'”

For so long, I’ve been low. Thoughts cross my mind about death. How my loss wouldn’t be profound. How everyone would be better off without me holding them back. For so long, I’ve been miserable. Thinking about the relief that would come if I just gave up.

But for much longer, I’ve had hope. I’ve had dreams. Dreams that have come true. Maybe not in the fairy tale sense, but still a reality. I’ve overcome so much, survived more than anyone should in their entire lifetime. So I tell myself, “Hold on just a little while longer, and it’ll be alright.”

Life is so damn hard sometimes, and living can be even harder. But that doesn’t mean there’s no hope for a better tomorrow.

Β© Sarah Doughty

Suicide is never the answer. If you ever feel like you’re sliding down that slope, reach out. Talk to someone. If you don’t, reach out to a friend or a relative and tell them how much you value them.

This was written in response to the #NovemberNotes challenge. Today’s inspiration was 1-800-273-8255 by Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid.

25 thoughts on “Hold On”

  1. Thanks for sharing…
    I could really relate…
    Hold on for just another moment. That’s what I am telling myself anyways, as I reply to your post instead of self harming, just another step.
    You are worth it

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  2. That very last paragraph you wrote about how life is hard, but there is hope for a better tomorrow, that one hit me. We need to remember this, there is always a chance that things will get better, we just need to take it day by day and breathe πŸ’œ

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      1. Glad we share the same value to the words ! We will keep going ! Much blessings through my sentiment may it find a place and soothe your aching heart. Someone is thinking with you that connection is warming. Great to read your post.

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  3. This line “How everyone would be better off without me.” Grieving over losing someone is never easier on anyone. Each life is intricately connected to so many others, and the loss of one impacts more people than anyone could imagine, and more profoundly than anyone could fathom. When you’re circling the drain, unable to think of anything that makes you happy, or remembering how it feels to feel anything but the way you do, or unable to see your current situation ever ending, seeking help is the first step out of that cycle. When you can’t find the way out on your own, sometimes you need someone else to show you.

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