Inspirational Poem by Teens

Getting Help

I'm 16, and every day I face depression and suicidal thoughts... I didn't know what to do anymore, besides take the broken glass and cut. I hate how am I, so I went back to my counselor and told her how I've been doing. I told her the truth...hopefully it helps.

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Hey I had Depression and I looked to God and he delivered me and saved me, because through him anything is possible!

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Published: August 2012

You might not understand it, you might just ask why
That all I want to do, is just lay down and die

I tried to get help; I tried to see the light
But no matter what I did, I just couldn't win the fight

It was more than it seemed, it was more than you thought
Though sadly a little, is all you caught

I attempted to do the wrongs; I attempted to let life go
Now I wear long sleeves, afraid my attempts will show

I knew this wasn't the right place, I knew I had to get out
So I took my courage, and I let it shout

I did the thing I was afraid of; I did the thing I didn't like
And told someone my story, so that suicide wouldn't strike

I don't like to talk, I don't like to share
But I know this was best, before I start not to care

I will see the doctor soon, I will make it through
I know if I do, you can make it to

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  • by Hi
  • 4 years ago

Hey I had Depression and I looked to God and he delivered me and saved me, because through him anything is possible!

  • by Unknown, Ashland
  • 5 years ago

My best friend suffers depression. I look only to stop her from causing her self harm.
My grandma had died. Then the next day my other grandma died. My best friend had moved to Illinois. I was lonely, lost, failing in school. I tried to get help but no one thought I was serious. If bringing a razor to my skin didn't prove I needed help then what did? I cried myself to sleep for a week until I realized...
without change butterflies would not exist.
everything happens for a reason.
why harm yourself... isn't enough harm done already?
I looked at my scars and the world made sense again, killing my self would kill others; the world needs change; and I needed to move on.
I got my life back in shape and no one knows that I had ever considered suicide.

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