Saturday, May 17, 2014

Silent Endurance--By Mary Kent--United States

Silent Endurance

The pain was so unbearable
to even think it through

When he placed the gun against his head-
that is when she got the news

She prayed dear Lord, forgive him,
while her eyes swelled up with tears
the room was still, the lights so dim

all I could offer was my hand
I light a candle and I pray
don't let her heart die with her pain!

Mary Kent resides in the Pacific Northwest, a successful business woman. She is a wife and mother, blessed with a wonderful family. Mary is ever inspired and enriched by life and nature. She is dedicated to writing in her journal of poetry. She writes from her heart and soul, pleased to share her words with us.


  1. not an easy thing to write about....snding solace to those faced with such grief.

    1. Suz, thank you for your heartfelt
      concern. Mary

  2. This is so intense yet so well handled. Suicide is such a difficult thing to deal with. Thank you for sharing this viewpoint with us and for doing such a marvelous job on it.

  3. OMG! So sad and so devastating, too! Not something one could easily overcome. But, God helps us deal with such if we reach out to Him. I know, something similar happened in my life and all the evidence of her life is still all around us. If it is someone you know, the best the you can do is offer your genuine friendship, not ask questions and/or be willing to "listen" if the person wants to talk about it..... May God give you the strength to know what to do........ Sheri /

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  4. Pam, suicide is a difficult death to deal with.
    Did you know, every 14 minutes someone commits this act hard to believe and very sad!

  5. Sheri, fancy meeting you her---always a pleasure
    when you comment on my poem's. Mary

    1. Mary, A most difficult subject to write about. You did it well! Your poem touched my heart & I'm sure everyone else who reads it. May the Lord provide consolation! Thanks for sharing...~Chris

  6. Thank you, Jack Horne, for the following--

    sad but powerful write

  7. Dear Mary,

    Such a difficult topic to write about but by bringing attention to it may in fact save a life. Thank you for sharing this heartfelt poem with us it is very well written and expressed.


    1. Sandra, my heart would be so happy if
      by reading this poem would stop someone from committing this act. I wish
      I could reach out somehow to help!
      Thank you . Mary

    2. Gripping and powerful. This one pulls at the heart-strings of our inner feelings to sympathize with such a tragic situation. You've captured awareness in a very real reality of a poem. Thank you for sharing. Continued Blessings!

      -Maurice J. Reynolds, Owner / Editor
      TGBTG! Publications / Creative Inspirations

  8. Maurice,always blessed when you read and
    comment. Thank you for taking the time to read
    my poem! Mary---God Bless