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My childhood has been hard and I remember when I wanted to die. I remember holding the knife and crying. But than I remembered the words "suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem"

My friend tried to slit his wrist and I know that many think no one cares. It's unfortunate that so many great lives end because someone didn't take the time to show they cared. Only God has the write to take lives

A Few Visitor Comments

felicia
I have thought about coumiting suside many times. But if you ask me I think its the pussie way out. this poem remindes me of well me!
raving
ive been a cutter for about 7 yrs a year ago i decided to seek help after 12 attempts of suicide i got diagnosed bipolar moral of my rambling is that sucide is not a option atempts leave u with scars of remebrance and pills leave u with stomache issuse ropes leave u with burns and guns leave u mentally retarded if u survive so please realize suicide is no joke and this poem is great i really feel it was straight to the point
frank
this poem is very tuching. i am a cutter myself.
paige
wow this poem is every touching to me b/c i tried to commit suicide now i realis that that would a big miastake i now no that suicide is not the way out . thanks for writing this poem dont stop

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Mistake

I must admit that I have often thought
of leaving it all behind and letting everything go

I was lost and alone, as I always am,
So many people around me,
Yet no one seems to care.

They say they understand and love me very much,
But just when I Trust to love, they forget and move on.

I held the knife so close
as tears, mixed with blood,
Began to fall slowly.
Like a foolish child I cried.

Knowing that I could end it all now
made my mind draw a blank.

I put the knife away and tried to wipe the blood,
that ran faster than I can describe.

I knew suicide wasn't the answer I was looking for.
I knew there was a reason for me being alone.

So many bad things happening at once -
They can make you forget
About the good qualities of life.

Even though life is hard,
and trouble an inevitable part of it.

If you decide to leave it all behind,
maybe you will,
but I can guarantee that others
....Your Mistake will haunt

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sarah
I read a lot of poems to night,I love this one the most. It almost made me cry. I could say this all night( I LOVE THIS POEM! ) I love the person who wrote this!
kayla
i like this poem a lot, it makes me think of me and the mistakes that i do, like others i am a cutter and this really makes me think about what i do and how it makes me feel. thank you for writting this
Terolyn
Hello, I have been a cutter for six years I started seeking help almost two years ago. It's a long process and I have been reading the poems on here and it's nice to know that there are people who think just like I do. Thank you very much for the words.
czarco
omg i love that poem you know and it is true what they say they say they love you but once you start to love them back they'er with someone else
sonya
wow
Jammer
I've been contemplating suicide for years, it scares me to think about how I can end my life. One of the things keeping me from going through with it is my family, who don't even know how they've helped me. It's great to have tears on my cheeks again, after just bottling them up for so long.
ariella
your have touched me in a way i can't possibly discribe. i know that life is way to fragile to lose too.
liz
uhm. this poem speaks so of the truth that it makes me cry. i like it very much
Jenna
Amazing poem. real touching. that could save someone's life. keep up the killer work
VIRGINIA
THAT POEM IS VERY INSPIRING. YOUNG TEENS AND ADULTS CAN LEARN ALOT FROM THIS POEM. WHEN LIFE GETS TUFF JUST GET TUFF BACK. DON'T TAKE THE EASY WAY OUT SOMEONE ALWAYS GETS HURT IN THE END.
ana
i know how you feel, that is the same thing i just don't know how to discribe it good poem.
natalia
your poem is very inspiring, i love it and you should keep up the good work
tiffany
to the person that wrote this poem i guess God was with you when this day happened i am so glad that you found out that suiced wasnt the way of it all. because you know that God is the truth the way and the light of life God Bless you.
Randy
oh wow i love it so freaking much this is so going in the front of my binder. i love this poem so much.
sheng
This poem is very touchable by me.
Amber
i loved your poem it was very tounching to me!
Amber
i really liked you poem i can realate to it a lot
Mallory
I love this poem. It says alot to me. I'm going through a divorce with my parents and I tried to commit suicide. I then thought that I have friends and family that lo9ves me. I lost a best friend to suicide in March of 2004. He thought he was all alone,but really he had alot of friends and family that loved him. He just never knew it. The thing I learned is that suicide is NOT the answer. It doesn't solve your problems and make them go away,the problems still there and you've just created a new one. So,what I'm trying to say is that that was a very great and understanding poem and suicide is NOT the answer to your problem!
cari
I love this poem It makes me thimk of what I am like right know It helps thanks
Amber
It think that your poem was awsome only because i can relate to alot of the point ur trying to make. that poem really touched me and i think it was great. U have incouraged me to write more poems because i am a poet but none of them are on the website Thank you your poem was great
Kenneth
It's the best poem of all
sassy
umm. yeah that was soo amazing I have nothing to say except for i admire you soo much for being able to share your feelings this way
Mz
This Poem Was Real Good . It Made Me think.
Vanessa
I luv this poem because i'm a rocker and tried to commite suicide and i used to cut myself
Donna
I love this poem because this is how i am feeling and it does seem like no one really does care about you or what is going on in your life at the moment. But i am still here fighting what we call life. I didn't give up, there are people that do care about you. This is a wonderful poem.
marliese
I just read your poem and cryed all the way through it, i feel like that everyday, nothing seems to help, i dont want to leave it all bhind though. thankyou for letting myself and others read this poem. it is excellent
brittany
this poem really spoke to me! no words can really describe this beautiful piece of art work! it left me speakless!
sam
i can really relate to the poem
brittany
awwww i noe how u feel i had to go though something just like that but i loved ur poem
Laura
I love it, say's it all sorry no good at saying stuff but i have to say i love this poem it relates to a moment in my life great wrk!
Elena
umm this poem really got to me and i think its one of the best ive ever red. Ive had a couple of moments that sugested suidide was the best answer. Even though im not even old enouf to drive i still believed suicide was my answer. I lay in bed with a knife crying and praying to god to help me just go and get it over with. until now ive been too scared to talk about this but your poem tells me the whole truth about suicide and i just wanna thank you for opening my eyes to how dumb i was being thinking about leaving.
LaBreia
I loved this poem it made me cry sometimes I feel this way but I just pray and ask the Lord to help. Thank you for writing this poem.
erica
this poem was very sad, but yet very convincing keep up your amazing talent.
nick
Your poem is all to real to me. You got my props.
Hillary
Your poem was beautiful it made me cry. it exactly how you feel. I was going through poems about suicide on the internet today to put in a scrap book and I saw this one and i had to put it in Thank you
kathleen
the poets words are so true in what actually happens when one decides to end their life! many are left with unanswered questions and self blame!we have to realize that depression is an illness and many have to be on meds to get out of it! cause unknown, but to whom are depressed the journey is long! this poems expresses the aftermath of the depressed individual and what feelings may lay behind!
Ervinna
Hi, there thanks for writting that i always cut my wrist whenever i feel like doing it because i thought it's the only way from facing any probelms. thanks again
priscilla r
thats poems made me cry it like me and my life i fell the same way keep the good work up
Linda
Man. This poem really made me cry. Itīs like reading my own life. It hurts to face a truth that lies so deep in your soul.
Anna
this was a very good poem! I totally understand everything. And the past does suck. but you know what we just can't dwell on the past! but i did like your poem alot.
karen
i just love your poem cuse i can really relate to it.
Aimee
That was a great poem! I have thought of suicide before, but always knew it wasnt the answer. I just wish everyone knew it wasnt the answer.
Chantal
I hope to God that all the people who write to these forums are trying to find help and I hope that you all read this comment I am making.You all deserve to live, you all are worth it and someone cares about every single one of you. Please reconsider.I've been down that road too.I know what it's like I'm not saying this as if I don't know the pain.but I survived and you all can too. Please don't give up hope, it is there you just have to search and I know it's hard to find but it is there.
Blanca
I loved this poem soo much. I've felt this way for a long time now. I've always thought that suicide is the answer, but it's really not. I always know that if I do kill myself someone will be terribly hurt by my mistake. This poem explains my feelings exactly.
Muffin
I loved this poem. Thank you for writing this peom..it helped a little bit!
Sam
this is one of the best poems i have ever read. i wish i had this talent to express my feelings, i can't even express in words how i feel i just sit there with a blank look on my face nuthing to do but think
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