STOP Suicide Poem

Brother Suicide Regret Poem

I wrote this poem from the viewpoint of my closest and dearest friend after her brother took his own life. I knew there were things she wanted to say but didn't know how to I tried to express the feelings for her in writing.

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I am so sorry that you lost someone to suicide. I know what you feel like. I have lost someone to suicide before as well, my best friend, Jami. He hung himself on October 20, 2021, at 12:30...

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Gone Too Soon


Published by Family Friend Poems July 2013 with permission of the Author.

I know you're in heaven dancing and free
but there's so much more you should be here to see.

So many things I never got to say
because I never thought that you would go away.

I never told you 'cause I thought that you knew,
but would that have changed what you planned to do?

I am glad that you are free from the fears you held inside,
but I wish you had come to me and put aside your pride.

The world is a lonelier place without you.
I guess that you thought this was all you could do.

When I see you again, I'll tell you that you were wrong
and how much I've missed you every day you've been gone.


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  • Ava by Ava
  • 1 year ago

I am so sorry that you lost someone to suicide. I know what you feel like. I have lost someone to suicide before as well, my best friend, Jami. He hung himself on October 20, 2021, at 12:30 in the morning. It has been so hard since he had left, and I had wish I would have done something to stop him from doing it. So I know how everyone feels. And it's hard to lose someone, but it doesn't mean you can't move on with your life. I love you all.

  • A.AmericanWoman by A.AmericanWoman
  • 2 years ago

My only sibling, my brother, committed suicide back in 2001. Oh, how I miss him! I am 100% disabled & for the past 5 years have been the sole caregiver for our 2 elderly parents who BOTH have different dementias. The grief I carry alone as the last survivor of our family is horrific. I'd give ANYTHING to have him here to help me & to talk to & help me make decisions. I'm so sad, and the family I got and loved when I married my husband the past 18 years has not talked to me, helped, or even shown they cared, and it devastated me. My husband takes their side when I mention it. I feel so alone and am tired of it all. Now Covid.

  • Emma Phillipson by Emma Phillipson
  • 2 years ago

It has been 22 years since my brother died. I am crippled with the loss. I miss him sooo much. Live for today because tomorrow is promised to anybody. Why? Why? Why?

  • Jo-Anne Senior by Jo-Anne Senior
  • 7 years ago

Our beautiful 19 year old daughter took her own life 11/12/15 after suffering for the last 5 years. "If love could have saved her she would have lived forever " she is now at peace, no longer suffering but is sorely missed and thought and spoke about every minute of the day.

  • Caron Forrest by Caron Forrest
  • 8 years ago

My daughter took her life in 2008 aged 24. I miss her every day..I am blessed she left behind my Handsome grandson Liam who has just turned 16 and is a credit to us all. I will always regret not being there that day, I will never forget her beautiful face, I don't need pics to look at, I see her so clear in my minds eye......I have a lot to look forward to as I grow older, I am sure I will meet her again one day....I live my life knowing that death is no more a scary thing..or a thing I fear...I look forward to meeting my daughter again, I know for sure I will, that will be a very , very special day......I will run to her with open arms, I found that I was a survivor, I survived my worst nightmare, every mums worst nightmare, love Mum.

  • Jessie by Jessie, England
  • 8 years ago

My story would go on forever if I could find the words to simply type it out. I am 19 years of age and I have been through a lot recently though I am sinking back into deep depression, my mother says it's stupid and she tells her friends that I gashed all my arms open. This was a while ago. She thinks it's stupid and pathetic but the need to cut won't leave me alone. I feel like it's my fault that my sisters are depressed. I feel like I have abandoned everyone, including myself. My younger sister left as she doesn't get along with my mum but my sister has serious mental issues, the same applies to my older sister. I have stuck with my mum through a lot and now she's got a new boyfriend, a baby, and has fallen pregnant again. I feel selfish like nothing I ever do is good enough. I feel like she doesn't appreciate anything I have done, I want to run away and never look back but I love my baby brother more than words can head is a mess I'm confused over everything.

  • IzzI Rose Robinson by IzzI Rose Robinson, Idaho, United States
  • 8 years ago

I have attempted suicide before and my friends told me that they understood that I needed the pain to end but they all kept telling me to come to them if I felt bad enough to kill myself. I tried two more times and now only one of my friends stayed. They said that none of them would leave me no matter how bad it got. Now I have one friend. How did they not leave?

  • Carol Rodriguez by Carol Rodriguez
  • 8 years ago

My brother committed suicide on June 20, 2013. It was all because his wife was leaving him for someone else,:(. He would have been 30 a few days ago. Only after his death did we find out that he had been suicidal for years, his wife choose to keep it from us!! It's never easy on the ones left behind, now my mom lives close to the railroad tracks and she always says hello and goodbye to him every time she hears the train whistle. The irony, he has loved trains since we were kids and knew the train schedule.

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