You Must Say No to Suicide

You must say no to suicide.
Your life is such a lovely gift;
believe you me, I have not lied.


I know you feel your heart has died,
you feel nothing, you are adrift;
you must say no to suicide.


You’re not alone, God’s by your side—
to give your crushed spirit a lift;
believe you me, I have not lied.


Though disappointments slay your pride—
and in your soul create a rift,
you must say no to suicide.


So many tears you’ve cried and cried;
healing will come, might not be swift—
believe you me, I have not lied.


You must now trust real deep inside—
seasons will change, and things will shift.
You must say no to suicide;
believe you me, I have not lied.


Written in a villanelle form of poetry. A villanelle is comprised of 5 tercets and 1 quatrain in the end.  Here is a link that will explain more: https://poets.org/glossary/villanelle © By Ernst Louis 2022
Inspiration is as essential as the air we breathe. What is Ernst like? I tend to live on the serious side of life. After all, my name means serious; maybe it has something to do with that. Who knows? However, if you ask my wife and our 3 children, they will tell you that I can be just as silly and goofy at times. I am a lover and disciple of Jesus Christ. I enjoy nature, gardening, photography, and lots of coffee. In fact, my favorite cup of coffee comes hot with cream, sprinkled with cinnamon, and no sugar. You should definitely give it a try. For more regarding my work, check out my website at www.thepoetrygallery.com