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"Problems"

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This poem is from my 2nd book, "The Journey Ahead or Behind. ⁣
Problems, everyone has them. It doesn’t matter who You are.
Old - Young - Rich or Poor
At various points of our lives we will face challenges. The difference is in how we attempt to handle them. Some will take each one on, even when they just keep coming like it is nothing. Some will stress out as they are taking care of business at the same time. And some will completely break down within. You see, for some due to psychological or mental dysfunctioning, just getting through normal dailysituations is tough at times. Bill was one of those in this last category. He had recently gotten a couple of tickets and was waiting for his court date.

He had also recently gotten married and as it happens sometimes, this didn’t seem to be working out well either. And for those who suffer from depression like me or Bill, we never know when or what may trigger or set it off. On the night of November 18th of 1993, Bill and his wife went to the bar to have a few drinks. Upon arriving home, they had gotten into an argument and 15 minutes Later, Bill ended his life. His explanation was a note that basically said he was sorry for being such a loser.

I had known Bill for 22 years. While writing this for You, although it has been 27 years, I still remember and felt the pain and confusion of that moment when my wife told me the news. There are no words that can express the emotions in me at that moment. The tear that fell from my eye while writing this said it best. Not for Bills Death, But for all the Lives his Memory has Changed or Saved through the Poems that are all a Part ofThe Journey, Including Mine.
No My Friends~I Celebrate His Life~
Thank You All for Listening toThese Poems and Stories~

~And for Simply Being YOU~
God Bless and Best Wishes to You All

~Peace~

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