Dark Poem

Attempted Suicide

About the fight against suicide, death, or depression. I wrote this before an attempted suicide.

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Darkness' Grasp


Published by Family Friend Poems June 2008 with permission of the Author.

I'm swimming all alone in a pool of darkness,
and I feel like darkness is slowly pulling me under.
I yell for help, but no one is there to hear it.
I begin to see the water at eye level
and I kick and flail,
fighting to stay above the darkness,
But the darkness won't let go of its hold on me,
and I slowly begin to give in,
to the feeling that lies below the water line.
The waters starts to fill my lungs,
the lungs that once held so much life,
yet now they allow the murky water to replace that.
I know that this path doesn't lead to happiness,
but why doesn't someone grab my hand,
pull me from darkness's grasp?
Because no one knows I stand at the boundary,
the boundary between light and dark,
so I give in to the thing that holds me.
All of the strength and all of the courage
that I once held in my heart
can't save me from the water,
so I slowly slip below the world of consciousness,
undetected by the occupants of that world.
I don't want to fight anymore.
I've given into darkness.


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  • Gayathri by Gayathri
  • 3 years ago

Wow, I really felt your pain. Hope you are safe now.

  • Luna by Luna
  • 5 years ago

Wow. I understand what you are going through. Please let us know, are you all right?

  • Amreen Hussain by Amreen Hussain, India
  • 9 years ago

It's beautiful how the struggle before an attempted suicide is described here. The pointless actions, the rushing thoughts, the tears that flow no more, hardened feelings only get worse as one realizes he has nothing to cling on to, no one to pour his depressing thoughts to. The darkness is often the only option left. The darkness, a miraculous escape from reality, the death itself.

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