This Poem is about loneliness, about suicide. There's no way to describe it, really. It speaks for itself.

This poem originally was published in Sad Poems - Depression and Suicide Poems

Just a Little Longer
Desolation,
Wide open space,
Between the trees and me,
Emptiness and me,
Confusion and decisions,
Feelings hard to define,
And I say to myself,
Just a little longer,

Coldness seeps
Its way in,
I am falling deeper,
Into what I fear most,
As I reach out,
There is nothing there,
As possible there was something once,
Only to be gone,
And I say to myself,
Just a little longer,

The sun drops,
The last inch of light falls,
The squirrels more likely to be huddled up,
But not me,
Something I never possessed,
And I say to myself,
Just a little longer,

Then the sun has gone,
Darkness spreads its wings over me,
I see nothing so no one sees me,
Feeling of bitterness only,
And I say to myself,
Just a little longer,

An Owl peers down,
With question in her eyes,
She doesn't have a hope,
In helping me,
As she doesn't see my pain,
Spreads her wings,
Passes me by,
And I say to myself,
Just a little longer,

The soft earth,
Seems the only thing holding me up,
Even then I could slip,
And wondering takes me,
To why and how I got here,
Without even knowing it,
Yet no one notices,
As they didn't see before,
So I say to myself,
Just a little longer,

Shimmering in the darkness,
I see two moons,
Reflecting off a stream of thoughts,
Ongoing forever more,
Along a rocky road,
Slowly giving in to finding a way out,
I take the plunge under the river,
Then the wind carries a whisper,
Gently on a breeze,
'Just a little longer.'

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  • haseena
    hey ur poem is great. It realy does expres all the feelings of a person who is fedup of life and some were deep inside of ure heart you think just a little longer
  • Emma
    wow this poem really touched me right down to my soul! you are a very very talented writer! i have had depression for 4 yrs now and im 16! it reminds me of what my brother Chris used to say "just stick at it cos sooner or later it will get better!" i finally feel as if my life is getting back on track! anyway thanks for the poem its really great!
  • Adrienne
    I like the expression. if I had to choose how I trully felt on the inside. this would be me!. keep up the magnificent work!
  • Dianne
    I really feel for this person that wrote that poem.
  • Poem Lover
    WOW. This poem is amazing. I have had the feeling of to just be vainished from this world and be gone from the time since I remembered I was somebody alive in this dark world. But I always waited telling myself just a little longer. Sometimes I say to myself thats just a little too long. When I read your poem I know why I waited so long. Its like I am waiting for something to come a big change in my life, but I dont see any sign of it yet. I am just waiting for a miracle to happen.
  • Eve
    i remember reading this about a year ago when i was soo depressed and i loved it. till now it still touches me like am on familiar grounds. :( I LOVE this POEM!
  • Shayla
    This poem speaks to me. It reminds me of my downfall and my little setbacks from time to time.
  • Megan
    wow! ur poem was great! i tell that to myself everyday if i can just make it through today i might be ok! lately i can't sleep and suicide is always on my mind but no one knows i have tons of friends but they wouldn't understand so i pretend to be happy around them but i have a bad family life and lately i have no hope it is nice to know i am not the only one i just don;t know how long i can go on like this! well ok i loved ur poem!
  • Cindy
    Wow this poem was great. It seems so real, I feel like this is what I am feeling. You were able to say the things that were real and the things that you felt, it takes guts to say that things are bad, but never give up hope. I find myself struggling the way you are describing in this poem.
  • paige
    this poem relate to me in alot of ways thanks it touchs my heart too
  • jade
    this sould rank number one.
  • jerrica
    wow! this poem is so amazing. it touched me in so many ways its hard to explain. thank you for writing this.
  • Aseel
    it's a great poem i really liked it keep on gurl. but i wanna add smthn if we ppl get more closer to God he is the one that can help us n make us happier than ever we just need to pray n think of him all the time not only when we got troubles
  • Cassandra
    I loved it. It really touch me. It made me cry.
  • Jennifer
    I tried to commit suicide several times since july of last year. i am only 15. i started cutting a little after my 15 bday in july and got in a lot of drugs. im lucky i am still alive today. i appreciate life today as it is.
  • Someya
    WOW, I RLY LOVE YOUR POEM ITS AWSOME AND I WANT TO CRY WHEN I READ IT. I'M 13 NOW AND ALL I THINK ABOUT IS KILLING MYSELF ESPECIALLY WHEN MY MOM,AND MOVED TO TEXAS SHE LEFT ME AND MY OLDER BRO IN W. V. MY BESTFRIEND KILLED HER SELF LAST MONTH AND ITS RLY HARD TO GET OVER HER NOT BEING HERE AND I RELIZED THAT I WOULD SHE COULD HAVE HELD ON JUST A LITTLE LONGER. UR POEM WAS AND IS GREAT KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
  • Denise
    your poem is rele good it inspired me and i sent it to my friend who has tried committing suiced alot of times. Thanx. i think sum day u will b a rele good writer
  • lara
    wow!that is one of the best poems i've ever read. and im honest if i dont like it i will tell you strait out. though yours has to top my book. it rocks keep writing!
  • kirti
    its really touching. u can feel dat depth. that emptyness. u wanna give up but a small inner voice say just a little more. at times i want to finish off everything but the poem speaks up for me
  • Ellen
    i love this poem because it touches my heart and its quiet smoothly written.
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