My gift to you

My gift to you

The hardest thing I did was live
Thinking I had nothing to give
I couldn't take anymore; I wanted to die
So suicide I gave a try

I swallowed some pills and slit my wrists;
Laid down for what seemed like a bit

When I woke up the pain was worse
Cause suicide is such a curse

For some odd reason I didn't die
I could give my life another try

I can now look back and see that
Suicide reinvented me

I've learned to take it day by day
Cause not all pain is here to stay

For those of you who want to die
Give your life another try

When you look at me, its not suicide you'll seee
For I once was you, and you are now me

I'm sharing my story with my life to live
THIS is what I have to give

Please give your life another try
People like me don't want you to die

About this poem

its about suicide its about life its about finding the courage to live its about living its about surving pain its about me

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Written on November 05, 2019

Submitted by elizajane727 on September 12, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 777
Words 176
Stanzas 11
Stanza Lengths 1, 4, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2

Elizabeth Jane Beaver

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  • pierreroni
    your poem may help save a life. the massage in it is very powerful and from the heart.
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • cristal_m
    This particular poem I hit deep in my soul I am someone who suffers from mental illness and has had suicidal tendencies of my past and had to go through my pasts and my own demons to be able to live today to be able to want to live this poem just hit me in a different way letting me know I'm not alone and that love can come from someone that doesn't even know you just by knowing your experiences as their own. 
    LikeReply1 year ago


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