jay morris


Suicide Hotline - Poem by jay morris

I'm thinking of killing myself
and just want to tell someone
my parents never listen
never let me have any fun

I don't have any friends
the kids at school pick on me
with all their little cliques
calling me fat and ugly

operator

yes, yes I understand
it's a story that's often told
can you stay on the line
I need to put you on hold

I'm sorry but I just have to
there's a call I need to answer
a ten year old wants to die
he's been diagnosed with cancer

then there's a woman
who wants to end it all
her ex boyfriend raped her
then broke her jaw

next, I have a couple
who had a son die in Iraq
they no longer want to live
since he's not coming back

oh and did I forget to mention
the others at the end of their rope
seems like the whole world is calling
even, faith, love and hope


Comments about Suicide Hotline by jay morris

  • (4/24/2018 8:38:00 AM)

    im part of a ctl (crisis text line) for 7 cups and sometimes we have to do the same if lets say we have an active suicide (Report)Reply

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  • (11/5/2006 1:28:00 PM)

    I've never been put on hold when i've called a helpline - but i can definately feel for others who dont get throught, now i've read your poem! well done, thanks
    kt
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  • (2/18/2005 9:07:00 AM)

    i enjoy the dark humour of this piece. it flows well. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/6/2005 1:39:00 PM)

    The broad compassion of this piece is beautifully carried through. Thanks. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/6/2005 8:46:00 AM)

    This is very insightful. Excellent.

    Chrissie
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  • (2/6/2005 7:57:00 AM)

    Excellent, Jay. It's a great slice of what these hotlines are like. I don't know that the calls always come in fast and furious and that they need to put people on hold like that, but it's an interesting perspective you have. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, February 5, 2005



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