Evidence of Absence

Evidence of Absence

A Poem by Dead Alive Dave
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Suicide as an obvious option
Proves life unequivocally
Probably
Though I've never tried it
I believe the evidence
In this moment
Is quite convincing
That living is the better option
Probably
As it's all I've known
I could certainly be wrong

© 2017 Dead Alive Dave



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So..
We've got a sensitive topic here: suicide.
When we're talking about a thing that can cause death, we need to be careful to don't inspire the wrong message.
I think you did a good job because none of your words gave the reader a suicidal feeling. The poem inspires a melancholic, sad feeling. Also, it makes the reader ask himself/herself questions.

For short, you've done a good job! :)

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dead Alive Dave

1 Month Ago

Thanks. I'm glad it appealed to you.



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Of course, there is no certainity of what is on the other side, so I'll stick to my known devils. I like the appreciation of life in this poem.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dead Alive Dave

1 Month Ago

I'm with you on that topic.
really good, tight write.

sometimes we get into that rut...each day we look for a reason not to do it...

j.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dead Alive Dave

1 Month Ago

I'm glad you liked it.
So..
We've got a sensitive topic here: suicide.
When we're talking about a thing that can cause death, we need to be careful to don't inspire the wrong message.
I think you did a good job because none of your words gave the reader a suicidal feeling. The poem inspires a melancholic, sad feeling. Also, it makes the reader ask himself/herself questions.

For short, you've done a good job! :)

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dead Alive Dave

1 Month Ago

Thanks. I'm glad it appealed to you.
Silente.... stop leaving comments and then immediately blocking me so I cannot directly respond. It's pure cowardice to do s**t like that. As you can see I don't block you even though you clearly have some serious problems culminating in a very distorted "knight in shining armor" dumb a*s complex. I welcome a dialogue between us but you, just go for the bully with no brains hit and run tactic. And by the way, kid, I 'm not the one hiding... that's you "mr leave a comment and then block any direct response" d********g. Seriously kid... it's really weird and a little pathetic that you keep coming back to read and interact with someone you clearly hate. And what's with down thumbing everyone who comments on my work? They have nothing to do with whatever you think is going on. Are you seriously this childish? Ugh... stop embarrassing yourself, it's getting really pathetic and sad to witness.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Perhaps if you did not troll people for a living... You would not face such a conflict of spirit... I am returning to give you that dose of attention you so crave... Maybe this time it will spark another beautiful essay on your hatred for me... Maybe you will continue to hide behind asinine and convoluted logic in order to convince yourself it is "okay" to attack others... Whatever the conclusion, we both know I bother you more than you bother me... That, my dear friend, the entirety of deep satisfaction... That allows me to ALWAYS win. Both in spirit and mind, enjoy your day...! (Hint, you are wrong)

Posted 1 Month Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The art of living and suicide are fodder for most writers and poets at sometime or other, and sad to say many of my friends have chosen the latter.I enjoyed the read.
John

Posted 1 Month Ago


2 of 3 people found this review constructive.

Working in the field I work in, from personal experiences with family members, I truly believe and know living is the better option. The everlasting affects on the people left behind is immeasurable.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Dead Alive Dave

1 Month Ago

True belief and knowing don't use the same standards of definition. I truly believe that no one ali.. read more
Birdwild

1 Month Ago

Your poem, your thoughts.
A statement of fact in a poetic form indeed.

After all, "Probably" makes the real sense of the fact in the poem to stand corrected.

"I believe the evidence
In this moment
To be quite convincing
That living is the better option"

I think it would have been;

"I believe the evidence
In this moment
Is quite convincing
That living is the better option"

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Dead Alive Dave

1 Month Ago

Yeah, I think I like your suggestion. "Is quite convincing" is better. Thanks for that.
There are situations where suicide is strongly considered. Desperation is a strong convincer. Death, at least in my view, is an even scarier option. Although, some religions and views of such might make suicide more of a haven than the hell that person might be going through.

The whole thought frightens me. I'm like you. Living is the better option. Your poem got me thinking. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Dead Alive Dave

1 Month Ago

It's a strange train of thought. I think most people would agree with us though. Thanks for reading.

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Dead Alive Dave
Dead Alive Dave

Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas



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