Isaac Helms

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All These Questions End With Why - Poem by Isaac Helms

All these questions end with why
How much longer do I have to wait to die?
Asked yourself why didn’t you cry
Last thing I want to say is goodbye

Think of nothing else but you
Many others come but they will not do
Disguise myself to join your crew
An easy life comes to a few

Should I cut myself with this knife?
Should I take my own life?

Leave this land of dismay
No one to hear what I pray
Watch my sanity drift away
More of me dies today

A heart dies with every pound
Want to lie six feet under ground
A person that can’t be found
What was that sound?

I recognize that person’s voice
Threw his sobs and cries
Abandoned and betrayed
And has nothing to keep him stable
That voice I hear is mine

Comments about All These Questions End With Why by Isaac Helms

  • (7/19/2006 12:32:00 PM)

    to me, your references to self-mutilation and suicide do not necessarily pertain to you. in my opinion, you were describing the feeling of hopelessness in an ambiguous way. but i may be completely off. that's just what i took from this poem. (Report) Reply

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  • (5/11/2006 10:59:00 AM)

    You are young and your poem is very good. You have a knack at writing.

    Why do you want to die?
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  • (5/11/2006 7:42:00 AM)

    Don't die- your poetry is full of emotion and life! Keep up the good work :) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 11, 2006

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