Dan Brown

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.

Poem Submitted: Friday, February 3, 2006

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  • Margaret Blanchard (9/23/2020 11:39:00 AM)

    Though it is a mere opinion, I believe that this poem is true to an extend that I cannot begin to express. The fact that you recognize that it affects the people on the outside as well as yourself if truly astounding. Death is inevitable, it is true, but when you die and how is up to you. Understandably some people commit suicide because of their situation, but there is always a chance of redemption.

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  • erect (9/13/2020 9:37:00 PM)

    All lives have no meaning so if someone kills themselves there isn't a reason to care what others think. Selfish or not, death would come to them and those around them anyways. Everyone dies at some point. The universe is infinitely older than our life span and anything you say, do, etc., has absolutely zero purpose.

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  • Carli (11/14/2018 8:39:00 AM)

    I wouldn't hate this but you called people who commit suicide or plan to commit suicide selfish. Calling a suicidal person selfish makes them feel like, they already feel down and calling them selfish is just horrible. So you've had experiences, it doesn't mean everyone else feels like you, it doesn't mean you understand their minds personally. Calling a suicidal person or someone that has committed suicide selfish is trash.

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  • Lucy Lincoln (11/14/2018 4:37:00 AM)

    Putrid words from a putrid “human“. You have no soul. Nothing but a vile troll. Shame on you.

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  • Ellen (9/13/2018 12:07:00 PM)

    I think this is an incredibly selfish, closed minded poem. You have no idea do you.

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  • Laura (7/17/2018 7:09:00 PM)

    It’s a difficult situation because there are so many people you won’t bring with you..but then

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  • Uglysnowhite (3/20/2018 7:31:00 PM)

    Dont build your defense by telling them selfish.

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  • Abby_ (2/12/2018 7:03:00 PM)

    It is true that people will die with you.. but i dont see suicide as selfish. I see people. People who are miserable, and scared. They don't want to deal with their life. They just want to be set free.

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  • Jimmy (12/9/2017 8:35:00 PM)

    Its not selfish. Your doing it for yourself.

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  • sammy (11/19/2017 1:48:00 PM)

    What if there is no one at all you are leaving behind what if you are all alone in this painful world....could it mean more reasons to end your life

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  • 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.

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  • Tahnee ? ? ? (12/11/2006 7:34:00 AM)

    what if you cant find that light at the end of the tunnel?

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  • 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
    kt
    x

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  • Mary Ali (11/29/2006 1:10:00 PM)

    Truly amazing Dan. you just renderd me speechless.

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  • 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.

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  • Preeti - is here! (4/14/2006 11:33:00 PM)

    Indeed ur suicide kills many n not just you.
    well done!

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  • Mike Finley (3/30/2006 3:05:00 PM)

    Good work, Dan

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  • Tamsin Burnett (2/21/2006 9:27:00 AM)

    woah this ones deeper then the others i've read. i really really really like this one.xxx

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  • Michael Shepherd (2/14/2006 4:48:00 AM)

    Nothing but respect for this poem.

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  • 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

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