My childhood has been hard and I remember when I wanted to die. I remember holding the knife and crying. But than I remembered the words "suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem"

My friend tried to slit his wrist and I know that many think no one cares. It's unfortunate that so many great lives end because someone didn't take the time to show they cared. Only God has the write to take lives

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

Mistake
I must admit that I have often thought
of leaving it all behind and letting everything go

I was lost and alone, as I always am,
So many people around me,
Yet no one seems to care.

They say they understand and love me very much,
But just when I Trust to love, they forget and move on.

I held the knife so close
as tears, mixed with blood,
Began to fall slowly.
Like a foolish child I cried.

Knowing that I could end it all now
made my mind draw a blank.

I put the knife away and tried to wipe the blood,
that ran faster than I can describe.

I knew suicide wasn't the answer I was looking for.
I knew there was a reason for me being alone.

So many bad things happening at once -
They can make you forget
About the good qualities of life.

Even though life is hard,
and trouble an inevitable part of it.

If you decide to leave it all behind,
maybe you will,
but I can guarantee that others
....Your Mistake will haunt

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  • felicia
    I have thought about coumiting suside many times. But if you ask me I think its the pussie way out. this poem remindes me of well me!
  • raving
    ive been a cutter for about 7 yrs a year ago i decided to seek help after 12 attempts of suicide i got diagnosed bipolar moral of my rambling is that sucide is not a option atempts leave u with scars of remebrance and pills leave u with stomache issuse ropes leave u with burns and guns leave u mentally retarded if u survive so please realize suicide is no joke and this poem is great i really feel it was straight to the point
  • frank
    this poem is very tuching. i am a cutter myself.
  • paige
    wow this poem is every touching to me b/c i tried to commit suicide now i realis that that would a big miastake i now no that suicide is not the way out . thanks for writing this poem dont stop
  • sarah
    I read a lot of poems to night,I love this one the most. It almost made me cry. I could say this all night( I LOVE THIS POEM! ) I love the person who wrote this!
  • kayla
    i like this poem a lot, it makes me think of me and the mistakes that i do, like others i am a cutter and this really makes me think about what i do and how it makes me feel. thank you for writting this
  • Terolyn
    Hello, I have been a cutter for six years I started seeking help almost two years ago. It's a long process and I have been reading the poems on here and it's nice to know that there are people who think just like I do. Thank you very much for the words.
  • czarco
    omg i love that poem you know and it is true what they say they say they love you but once you start to love them back they'er with someone else
  • sonya
    wow
  • Jammer
    I've been contemplating suicide for years, it scares me to think about how I can end my life. One of the things keeping me from going through with it is my family, who don't even know how they've helped me. It's great to have tears on my cheeks again, after just bottling them up for so long.
  • ariella
    your have touched me in a way i can't possibly discribe. i know that life is way to fragile to lose too.
  • liz
    uhm. this poem speaks so of the truth that it makes me cry. i like it very much
  • Jenna
    Amazing poem. real touching. that could save someone's life. keep up the killer work
  • VIRGINIA
    THAT POEM IS VERY INSPIRING. YOUNG TEENS AND ADULTS CAN LEARN ALOT FROM THIS POEM. WHEN LIFE GETS TUFF JUST GET TUFF BACK. DON'T TAKE THE EASY WAY OUT SOMEONE ALWAYS GETS HURT IN THE END.
  • ana
    i know how you feel, that is the same thing i just don't know how to discribe it good poem.
  • natalia
    your poem is very inspiring, i love it and you should keep up the good work
  • tiffany
    to the person that wrote this poem i guess God was with you when this day happened i am so glad that you found out that suiced wasnt the way of it all. because you know that God is the truth the way and the light of life God Bless you.
  • Randy
    oh wow i love it so freaking much this is so going in the front of my binder. i love this poem so much.
  • sheng
    This poem is very touchable by me.
  • Amber
    i loved your poem it was very tounching to me!
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