It Only Takes One

One less rejected phone call

One more answered text

One less roundabout to avoid face to face

One more recognition of a sad smile

One less second spent in self absorption

One more minute to look around and care

One less whining over inconsequential matters

One more listening ear

And maybe

Maybe

We’d have one less person giving up on life

One more person beginning to live again

One less person consumed by depression

One more person spreading joy

One less soul lost to oblivion

One more soul saved and cherished

One less suicide

One more rebirth

It was suicide prevention day, two days ago, and I was too numb too write. Somewhere I felt, would it even make a difference? But somewhere else I wondered what if. So here’s my tiny attempt to remind each one of my readers, that it only takes one. Look around, reach out, spread love, we’re all in this together.

To read my previous attempt to spread awareness on suicide, click here .

As always,

Thank you for reading.

Love,

Varnika