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Dan Brown

Rookie (20.02.1988 / Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK)

A Note On Suicide

It isn’t brave, and it isn’t clever,
to inflict pain on other people forever.
Life isn’t all about you.
Your life isn’t all about you.
That rope hangs your family too,
and those pills kill your friends.
The pain, hurt and upset
doesn’t stop when your life ends.
So please don’t do it.
Please just take a moment to think.
People will die with you
when you drink that deadly drink.
Don’t tell me I don’t understand.
Twice I tried and twice I bailed.
Twice I tried and twice I failed.
Don’t tell me I don’t understand.
I came through, and so can you.
Let that light at the end of the tunnel be a fresh start.
Don‘t let it be the glint of the blade that enters your heart.
Think about how many have died.
Think about how many have sat and cried.
Think again about your selfish suicide.

Submitted: Friday, February 03, 2006

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  • Silver Star - 9,238 Points Roseann Shawiak (10/16/2013 1:27:00 AM)

    If you can't fight the light at the end of the tunnel, write it into poems, as many as it takes to ease your thoughts and let your feelings be experienced through poetry. It helps to know that others think about it too, maybe your poem will touch and help someone step back from the edge long enough to find another way through life's injustice. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kt Allen (12/5/2006 5:10:00 AM)

    I really liked this poem, it's not the only option out and im sure you know that. It will hurt others, but people have to think about who they are leaving behind!
    good poem
    x (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Alex Giblin (7/7/2006 12:53:00 PM)

    There's some truth to it, granted, but you oversimplify the issue of suicide. Perhaps suicide is blind, selfish, stupid, all of these things, but, regardless, do you believe that any suicidal person would - upon reading this poem - reconsider anything? Come to some sudden understanding? Make the decision not to kill themselves? This poem, to me, is merely scathing. Christ, you're mocking the poor people; kicking them while they're down. The viciousness of the poem, its snide tone, achieves nothing - if anything, you'll leave the suicidal feeling more wretched. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Seán O' Muiriosa (2/3/2006 2:57:00 PM)

    This poem had sadness that goes extremely deep. Some astonishingly lines in this poem.
    All the best, Seán (Report) Reply

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