Preventable – Found Poetry

One person commits suicide
every
……40
seconds…

it is a huge number

more than conflicts
wars
……natural catastrophes
rates are highest in people
……aged 70 years
and over…
the second leading cause of death
……in 15-29 year-olds

– don’t glamorize suicide –

part of the blame lies with the publicity
people who had recovered
……thinking again about suicide
there are many suicide
……attempts
for each death

The impact on families
is devastating,
even long after persons dear to them
have
taken
……their
………own
…………lives

However,
suicides
are

preventable

.

Notes: all of the words here were taken from this article on worldwide suicide statistics. I tried to keep the phrases I used as intact as possible. The lack of punctuation is intentional as well as the liberal use of ‘white space’, I think it contributes to the mood and the matter-of-fact nature of the information.

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2 responses to “Preventable – Found Poetry

  1. Brilliant, thanks for sharing! x

  2. A surprising read on a painful theme. Bravo for tackling the subject sensitively.

Some of what I write is true, some is fiction; most is merely possibility.

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