STOP Suicide Poem

I am a 15-year-old African American male. I was not supposed to be born seeing how my mother had kidney problems and was a smoker, so in her womb I was diagnosed mentally challenged, also both of my parents were suffering from type 2 diabetes. I was born via a c-section because if I had come out naturally I would have died. I had to stay in the hospital for weeks. When I was 3 I got diagnosed with ADHD and asthma. But my mother was abused so she was free from that with a divorce when I was 8. And I was abandoned by his love.

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Suicidal Thoughts


Published by Family Friend Poems July 2010 with permission of the Author.

I'm trapped in a box with no intentions to survive
Praying...asking God why am I still alive
I go to sleep each night knowing everything I say is a lie
Knowing that is enough for me to break down and cry
My father taught me to be tough and conquer your fears
My mother taught me how to love and it's okay to shed a couple tears
I struggle each day to survive living my life with doubt
I'm trapped in a death hole with no hopes of getting out
I've been tormented by the devil ever since I was a little boy
He is the puppet master and I'm his #1 toy
I've been bullied, misunderstood, charged with guilt to my heart
Slowly but surely I'm loosing my mind...and my heart and soul is falling apart
I can't help myself no matter how hard I try
I need to find a way; the clock is winding down to the day I die
It's like the devil has control over me, at least that's how it seems
He usually gets me like Freddy Krueger...when I'm asleep, in my dreams
I was raised in the church; my mom said when you're in trouble look for a way in the light
But I'm too lost in the world and blinded by the night
At this point in my life I am mentally unstable
But I'm going to keep my eyes on God because I know he is able
I have worn a mask all my life; nobody knows or understands me
They think I have it all good...look harder and you will really see
I love you, Mom, and I'm really trying to find a way
But the only way you can help me is to continue to pray
There were times you never listened to what I had to say
That's part of the reason I am who I am today
But I'm on the right track; I'm determined to find my way
All because you said you loved me and it will be okay
I used to live each day with no hopes for tomorrow
Walking with my head down filled with shame and sorrow
There were times where I felt I was on the world's hit list
So depressed my face looking like death ready to slit my wrists
As a man I feel for myself I have to provide
It's enough pressure for a man to commit suicide
As I engraved death in my arm I started to bleed
Even though God is all I want and all that I need
Stress is building up in my heart and mind
Wondering when my time is up and if I'm ready to die
I put the gun to my head and closed my eyes
I said Lord, take me now, I'm ready to die
As I pulled the trigger no bullet came out
Then I thought to myself aren't I supposed to be dead now
I opened my eyes and saw the light
A voice said I love you with all my might
If it was my mom I don't know why
Then they said I love you; it's not time for you to die
So as I look to the sky I thank God for saving me
If it weren't for him, I don't know where I would be
I know it's all over; my faith has been restored
I have no thoughts of death...evil can't touch me anymore
Now you know who I used to be and how I became the new me
When I was trapped in a box...but now I'm free


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  • The Truth by The Truth
  • 7 years ago

Wow, wow, wow!!! This poem really hit me. I have been down this road before and I did it all alone. This poem showed me that I am not alone. God is able. Even though it may not seem like it, he will always be there in our corner. This poem has opened my eyes, and it's the light in my darkness. You're absolutely amazing and talented, and brave for sharing your story.

  • End Of Silence by End Of Silence, Australia
  • 7 years ago

Wow your poem is amazing! That poem was literally my life! I was born into a Christian family and went down a dark road. It was God who saved me from killing myself. I read this poem word for word, and it's amazing how it outlines a lot of how I myself felt! It reminds me I'm not aloneā€¦nor the only believer who struggled with depression.

I really do hope and pray you're still faithful to the Lord even now and living each day for Him. You're a very talented writer, and I know God will and has used your writing ability for His good. :)

  • Just Someone by Just Someone
  • 8 years ago

I'm turning 13 this year , I have something in common I have always thought about committing suicide just that I was afraid it will hurt,and I'm afraid I'd hurt my family or my families reputation.

  • Cesarea White by Cesarea White
  • 8 years ago

I am an African American female 15. That isn't the only thing we have in common when I was about 12 or 13 I too tried to commit suicide. I was really blessed by your poem. I've been trying to write about my attempt since I started writing(Something else we have in common) Thank you so much continue to allow God to use you.

  • Keren by Keren, Tustin CA
  • 9 years ago

You do not know how much this has touched me! I'll be praying for you because I know god has amazing plans for your life. There has been times I have thought of suicide always knowing its not the right answer but I have never gone through a difficult situation like yours and I'm so happy to see you were saved by our Father in heaven.

  • Maranda by Maranda, Colorado
  • 9 years ago

I started to kill myself when I started 8th grade. I felt like no one cared that I was even alive. My parents worked from 8 am to 5 pm 5 days a week. So I come home to an empty house. I took a bath in very hot water and used a razor to cut myself all over my body, and I took a handful of pills. When my parents found me I was almost in heaven. After that I did try to kill myself like 9 more times. I think that it will be a lifetime struggle for me not to kill myself. I need to pray to God more often and let someone know when I am having a bad day and talk it out with them.

  • Litchey by Litchey
  • 8 years ago

I feel you. I also feel that way but have never gotten that far. I also feel like I am alone and all I want is for someone to love me and for someone I can trust and talk too

  • Anonymous by Anonymous
  • 9 years ago

I hear you and I am with you. When my friend tried to commit suicide the first time, I felt like it was all my fault. She says not to worry, that she's doing the right thing, but each time she tries I feel like a part of me is being ripped apart. I have once tried to end my life and I have regretted doing it. We are all young and we don't know the full meaning of life yet. Keep praying to God and you will feel better.

  • Dana by Dana, Missouri
  • 10 years ago

This was absolutely beautiful and so very heartfelt....emotional. I've been where you've been. Not many understand, I'm glad you found the new you and I pray you continue to write. Your words are intense but from the soul. Stunning work!

  • Azie by Azie, South Africa
  • 11 years ago

I also felt the same way after my best friend killed herself. I got all the support I wanted from home but I felt like she took a part of me with her. I use to have voices inside my head the devil made me believe I am nothing I tried killing myself more than twice, I even started eating my own flesh. But living god took away all my sufferings. I no longer have suicidal thoughts. God loves us all

  • Sam by Sam
  • 12 years ago

This story has touched me! I have gone through the same. I was once emo and still am. I just wish you can get through it and be at peace with yourself I wish you the best. -Samantha

  • Jazmine Diaz by Jazmine Diaz
  • 12 years ago

When I was born I was born with a large kidney my mom smoked all the time she was never there for me so I was always with my step-dad and since we where always alone he had sexually abused me. But my mom had denied it all she's still living with him and gave up all right's of me. And so that made me have lots of emotions so now I live with my grandparents they have taught me that hope is always out there!!

  • Brenda Smith by Brenda Smith, Florida
  • 9 years ago

Thank you for being brave enough to share your journey. I thought that I was alone in this battle in my mind -I thought that I was not good enough to be more important than my step dad. The emotional abandonment took some time to heal, but now I know that God was by my side the whole time, and He never left me alone.
I trust that as you move thru your journey here on earth, that all doubt will be taken away about your importance. I trust that you know what a masterpiece that you were created to be. Keep up the good work-being free to be yourself is a gift to all who are around you and confidence is very sexy.

  • Grace Donner by Grace Donner
  • 12 years ago

It was very moving and sad. I too have felt these emotions for different reasons but same outcome. Suicide is a mortal sin, the one the God I believe in does not forgive, for this reason and this alone, I have to leave the time of my death to the Lord for I hope and pray that I will be able to once again see my beloved papa who has been gone for so so long. I love you pa and miss you something awful.

  • Michaela by Michaela, USA
  • 12 years ago

I know where you are I've been through it to, don't worry just grit your teeth keep your head high, people are gonna hate whether you're a saint or a sinner keep your eyes on god! and keep writing these that'll help you feel better!!!

  • Beatrice by Beatrice
  • 12 years ago

This poem has touched me immensely, I have also felt like just running into a speeding car so that I can end my life. There were times that I felt I am living a lie. Because everything I dreamt of becoming didn't come true and even the little things I yearned for never came to pass. I felt like I was under an evil spell and there was no way out because nobody cared. I was all alone and did not know where to go.
I could not pray because I stopped having faith in God

  • Brittany by Brittany
  • 12 years ago

Dear heavenly father please guide me in the right direction to serve you. I love you with all my heart thank you for being my savior please forgive me of any sins I have committed. Please heal me of any illness I may have I ask this in your holy name. amen.

  • Mickala by Mickala, Missouri
  • 13 years ago

This Has touched me. I have felt like that for a long time but I never had the courage to kill myself. But now I look to god and I express myself through poems. I really like your poem. It's very good.

  • Scarlet by Scarlet
  • 13 years ago

that was very deep. reminds me of me. it is hard to share such stories. :/

  • Chris by Chris, Arkansas
  • 13 years ago

very touching, I pray that you are at peace and no longer want to commit suicide. I have been through 2 suicide in the past 17 years. the first was my Father in 94, the second was my older Brother in 08. I don't care how bad things seem If you take your own life then the heartache and depression you leave behind for those that love you is a burden that makes the problem you had seem like a scratched. It took me years to get to where I could function daily and be productive for my family, after my fathers death. Then when my brother died it all came back 10 times fold. so Please always remember that people love you and need you to live

  • Ophelia Flowers by Ophelia Flowers
  • 13 years ago

What you wrote took guts to share. I believe what you wrote, and I hope you never loose sight of those last few lines.

  • Jessica by Jessica
  • 13 years ago

I love your poem, its how I used to feel and still kind of do, but stay strong. God never gives you more than you can handle and will always be there!

  • Ophelia Flowers by Ophelia Flowers
  • 13 years ago

That is beautiful!

I share your faith, but I've never had it rough. I wonder if I had big problems if I'd be strong enough.
My life's been pretty easy, I've never felt the pain you do. I want you to know I'll be praying to God for you.
I know life is tough, but I believe what you believe, that God is a helper who will never ever leave.

From Ophelia Age 15 (I hope this gets used. Sure, I shared my faith, but it's a free country.)

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