Try and Stop Me - A Daughter's Challenge, A Father's Poetry
by Dave Preston
My daughter, fifteen years old and apparently coping with life, was not coping at all. She tried to kill herself seven times. She was in desperate need of medical help and serious parenting. Try and Stop Me was the terrifying message I read daily in her face, in her actions, and in a loud, angry silence that fiercely grew between us. It was a challenge I had to accept. The poetry is our story.