STOP Suicide Poem

Poem About Stopping A Friend From Suicide

I wrote this poem when I had a friend who wanted to leave this world. I didn't know how to help him by talking to him, so I wrote him this poem. I wrote it 2 years ago, and still to this day he reads it and always thanks me for it. Maybe this can help one of your friends, as it did mine.

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This poem is the poem my friend sent me when I was debating taking my life. This poem saved my life, literally. Thank you!

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Save A Life


Published by Family Friend Poems January 2016 with permission of the Author.

You come to me crying, saying it's done,
That life is pointless, I shouldn't have one.

I tell you to stop, I beg and I plead.
You say the knife is your friend, it wants you to bleed.

But everyone here wants you to stay.
I'm crying, I'm shaking, please don't go away.

Life means so much; you just haven't found out.
So forget who planted that seed of doubt.

And as your knives and guns disappear,
Still know that I'll always be here.

I know what it's like, I've been through it all,
So hang on tight, I'm not gonna let you fall.

Reach for my hand, 'cause it's held out for you.
My shoulders are small, but you can cry on them too.

If you leave, you'll be missed by many,
Especially me, and I will not forget any

Of the moments we had, laughs we shared,
The times we needed each other when we were scared.

The world wouldn't be better if you left, but worse,
And so now it's time for me to reverse this curse.

I'll teach you how to save a life,
So unlike many, it won't have to end in strife.


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Has this poem touched you? Share your story!
  • Nobuhle M. Sphiweesihle by Nobuhle M. Sphiweesihle, South Africa in Limpopo in dennilton
  • 3 years ago

I guess sometimes we think our life is over and there's nothing for us to live for, but we have multiple things to live for, like family and friends.

  • Blake Welch by Blake Welch
  • 3 years ago

This poem is the poem my friend sent me when I was debating taking my life. This poem saved my life, literally. Thank you!

  • Alyena R. Robinson by Alyena R. Robinson
  • 4 years ago

I wish I had a friend like you. Your poem was beautiful!

  • Raven N. Hannah by Raven N. Hannah
  • 6 years ago

I'd like to say something. I've been there before...ready to give up, ready to die. I lied to my family. I lied to my friends. They tried to fix me. They couldn't. I had to fix myself. Their help and support was much needed, though.

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