STOP Teen Suicide Poem

Stopping A Friend From Suicide

One day, a friend of mine called me over the phone to say goodbye. I didn't understand what she meant, then she told me how alone she felt. I tried to keep her on the phone as I ran over to her house. I stopped her before she ended her life. I wrote this poem because I never knew how she felt. She's my best friend, and I will listen to her as much as she wants me to. Please, listen to people when they try to talk and open up to you.

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I could never bring myself to suicide (though I've though of it before). The thing stopping me is the idea of everything I have to live for. Thank goodness.

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Don't Let It Come To This


Published: November 2011

The pain is so strong that I can't bare
It's clear God isn't answering my prayer
Another pitiful attempt to clear my head
My tears stain the silky material of my bed
No one listens, no one really cares
I have been damaged beyond repair
I know my parents won't care if I'm alone, crying
I've tried to be a good daughter; yes I've been trying
I ball up in the corner of my darkened room
My face stiff and my eyes full of gloom
Suddenly my heart gives way and I feel numb
I knew I was through; I knew I was done
I've had enough pain, rage, and fright
I've decided it all ends tonight
I got up to my desk to write one last note
What I felt is what I wrote
I wrote how much I loved my Dad and  my Mom
I never knew I could be so calm
I stumble to the bathroom door
Not before opening up my drawer
And picking my amazingly sharp knife
With this I will end my life
I locked myself in the bathroom and filled the bathtub with water
By midnight, this family will have one less daughter
I did what I had to do with my note beside me
My blood level dropped to a serious degree
I died that night in a bathtub of my own blood
I never noticed how much my bathroom could flood
My parents came barging through the door
In my blurry vision I saw my mother drop to the floor
My father scooped me up and tried to bring me back with tears in his eyes
His eyes held worries and so much love; no lies
My mother was besides me; screaming, I could tell she was scared
They were both crying, I never knew they really cared
The pain is so strong, it's almost relieving
I know my soul fading away; I'm leaving
I whispered, "Mom, Dad ... I love you so much"
As I felt my last touch
When someone tells you something's wrong; please don't let it dismiss
Please, listen to them; don't let it come to this

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  • Tyrel L. Hansen by Tyrel L. Hansen
  • 1 year ago

I could never bring myself to suicide (though I've though of it before). The thing stopping me is the idea of everything I have to live for. Thank goodness.

  • Deborah Sanders by Deborah Sanders
  • 2 years ago

I hope in your hurting that this poem expressed your pain and you are still here with us. Yes, it hurts, but don't try a permanent solution to a temporary problem. It can be fixed.

  • Jenna Moyer by Jenna Moyer
  • 3 years ago

I can, sadly, relate to this. My crush tried to kill himself twice, both times going to the hospital. This story brought tears to my eyes since it hit close to home. The worst part is, he went to his girlfriend for comfort and not his best friend and I had the biggest crush on him and I broke that day. I tried to hang myself.
Why do we do suicide? How do we stop it? that, I wish we knew.

  • Ashton by Ashton, Canada
  • 5 years ago

Words cannot describe how this made me feel. It hit very close to home. I live in a mental institute, and the past two weeks I've attempted at least 5 times. I burn almost every day and I'm very close to giving up. My girlfriend is the only thing really keeping me here.
Anyway, I hope everything works out for you, your friends, and everyone around you. No one deserves to feel this way. No one.

  • Maired by Maired, Uk
  • 4 years ago

Hey Ashton,
After reading your comment I just have to say something.
I understand what you're going through, I've been there myself a few times, and although I know I can't stop you from hurting yourself, I can tell you how much I and so many other people care about you.
Never give up Ashton, you are worth so much more than you may think. Keep holding on, never lose faith. You can do this, I believe in you.

  • Amber by Amber
  • 5 years ago

This story hits very close actually. It sounds like me. I have attempted about 8 times in the past year and I am currently in a mental institution. About 3 weeks ago I was talking to a good friend of mine and I shared with him my true feelings and I showed him. I self harm every day some are deeper than others I used to take pills I tried drowning and the last attempt was almost exactly this and after talking and reading poems as good as this one I know I'm not alone and before all of this I thought I was.
Find a way to reach out to a close friend it's worth saving your life.

  • Natalia by Natalia
  • 5 years ago

My best friend tried to commit suicide. And also my best guy friend attempted it several times. He's basically my brother and he almost left me, several times. I have suicidal thoughts as well, but I'm trying to stay strong.

  • Taite by Taite
  • 5 years ago

I think it's great that you would post this. I really wish people would listen when I tried to tell them I wasn't okay but they don't and I'm looking for a way to end it all because I hate always being alone and crying all the time. I cut right now because I find that helps me forget how screwed up my life is. I can't tell my best friend any of this because I'm afraid she would be disgusted (though she probably wouldn't be) and even if she wasn't, I think it would upset her and she's way to happy for me to drag her down with all of my problems.

  • Saige by Saige
  • 5 years ago

I need to get a hold of the author of this immediately to ask permission to perform it at a tournament. I have to have permission. But I would love to perform it. It gave me chills and made me cry. It touched emotional places an I can relate to it.

  • Kristie by Kristie
  • 6 years ago

Meghan, you are loved. Don't cut yourself. It doesn't help anyone! You are loved. I already love you, and I don't even know you. People want to help you... don't drag yourself down. People care, know that. My friend is struggling too and I will be there to help her. I don't want you to feel that way! We are here for you! God loves you, you are His child.

  • Tiffany by Tiffany
  • 6 years ago

Meghan put your hand against your chest, you feel your heart beating? Its beating for a reason, you have a purpose. God loves you more than you may ever know. So stop harming yourself. Nothing else matters, just trust in God and have faith. God bless

  • Meghan by Meghan
  • 7 years ago

I can relate to this... I have attempted suicide 4 times and I just cant seem to die. I still self harm by cutting, burning, starving myself. My only problem is, I don't know why I do this. I have depression but that doesn't give me a reason to do it. When I was 16 I was admitted to a mental institute because I had to get stitches 3 times in 1 week because I'd cut myself so deep and always got caught by someone and I'd always get in trouble for it. My dad thinks I just do it for attention. I don't, and it hurts. I don't want to be alive

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