Selfishness is a Two-Way Street
The stigma to mental illness is present and obvious,
It lies deep within the minds and hearts of those who don't know it,
Why are so many quick to judge upon those who never wished for an illness forced on them,
Never given the chance to make a choice,
Protest what they wish didn't exist,
This weight given out as if it was some sort of gift,
They have heard the all clichéd words of advice,
Confronted by other's vice and ignorance,
Surprise to actually find that their families are the same,
One or the other way,
At a loss for what to say,
Perhaps they plead for them to stay,
Although there are the ones who see you as a burden,
Unconcerned for words said and actions done,
Either on the side that pushes a them off the edge,
Or the side that asks them to stay and live on in their anguish,
A never-ending cycle of living through the same exact torturous days,
And even the Day after that,
So tell me now,
Which is dubbed to be more selfish?
Those wanting to finally end their suffering...
And aware there will be nothing more but a memory left of them...
Allow me to remind those reading,s
Pain heals overtime and the heartache you have will diminish until their memory is one to look back on and appreciate the memories left behind,
But when you ask them to stay,
Think of it like this,
They're now forced to live everyday for the sake of other's happiness,
Oblivious to the sorrow and despair of those who wish to please them,
Other's expectations of them to live a lifetime in a blatant suicidal state,
So when those who stayed alive and lived everyday for the sake of others,
Laying on their death-bed,
Knowing they lived too long of a life they never wanted,
Burdened by those who asked them to stay and others just oblivious to the reality of their suffering,
The only words they finally have left to say,
If only the ending my pain had finally happened sooner.
So, tell me.
Who do you find to really be selfish in this case?