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The only reason I'm alive today.

by TKO-Rich on March 11, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

6 Words: Suicide is misappropriated bravery, not again. I damaged the souls of too many people when I thought I was all that mattered. Now I live a life of depression because I'm no longer selfish enough to bravely face my death. I'm broken and the only time I have ever done something for myself...was to hurt myself. Couldn't even do that right. Oh, well...old age is a gladiator's hell.


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