STOP Teen Suicide Poem

Poem About The Tragedy Of Teen Suicide

Poem about a teen's suicide. Bruce Perry, at 17, took his own life while in a classroom in Bedford, Mass.
This tragic suicide is just one of so many that we hear about, and I wrote this in hopes that reading my plea will stop and get help.

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Ode To Bruce Perry

© more by Karen R. Lafountain

Published: March 2014

One more youth was lost today;
He shot himself in front of his classmates.

A cigarette in one hand, the gun in the other,
A name faintly whispered, maybe his mother's.

He seemed OK, a well liked guy;
Nobody knew he wanted to die.

So he took his life because no one could hear;
His silent torment ended this year.

It seems so senseless, useless too,
For not long after you're gone, no one remembers you!

Was it so bad? What were you thinking?
Could you not reach out? Did you know you were sinking?

Hey, we've all been down; life can be so cruel;
Hiding our fears, playing it cool.

If anyone else is out there trembling inside,
Finger on a trigger, trying to decide,

Please stop, talk to a friend!
Let someone know your rope's at its end!

Perhaps you are thinking, "Who gives a damn?"
Well, I do, I understand!

And I am patiently waiting;
Just hold out your hand!

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