She’s Gone / He’s Gone (Teen Suicide)


Molested by a neighbor

she told me one day

Asked her parents for help

they knew not what to say

she begged and pleaded

a break from this beast

They didn’t aid her

her problems seemed the least

they were until that day

she left them a note

she couldn’t forgive them

was all that she wrote

***

Everyone knew this boy

had talent we read

had so much promise

a senior they said

he lived to the heights

not wanting to bend

he planned it for prom night

next  morning was his end

***

Why is she gone Why is he?

they had so much to offer

doesn’t society see?

life can be so hard

give to our teens

hope, support and  love

people they can depend

maybe then

this wouldn’t have been their end

Teen Suicide

Has your life been affected by teen suicide? Not a day goes by when a teen doesn’t contemplate, attempt, or succeed at suicide. I was in the ER last weekend; a teen fortunately was brought in before it was too late. People in tears in the hall a somber cloud hung in the wing. Pumping stomachs – is it enough? How can we be there before the final bell tolls? Who should tackle the problem? We all can play a part. Be a shoulder, be a friend, be that someone who a teen can depend on. Even a smile of acceptance in a crowd can convey hope in desperation. Make a difference it may just save a teen’s life today!

Photo: Ragged by Paleontour

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Published by moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. In 2019, we have an exciting project. We are working with a team developing elementary curriculum for African children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children who want to learn. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2012 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the (quiet) originator of the idea and co-producer of One Stop Poetry. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

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6 Comments

  1. tight. i work with kids that have tried to say goodbye…had a friend in HS that tried and blew his face off and had to live with the consequences. so many feel unheard and unloved, neglected…

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  2. How can something as beautiful as the red fabric against the sky also be so SAD? This photo and the accompanying poem are particularly apt for me this week. I am sure there are teenage suicide attempts daily, but I am particularly aware of one that occurred in NY. It’s repercussions have rippled across the country. So many questions, so many self-recriminations, so few answers. Scientific evidence shows that teen brains are not fully formed and that rational thinking by these brains are not possible. That is little solace to those who have lost children, friends, or have friends and family who have been affected by the loss. What is the answer? It certainly isn’t to hide from suicide The act needs to be examined. Kids want to be heard, need to be heard. Parents want to help but struggle to find the right way. Poetry and photography are one way to reveal what is often unsaid or unheard. Thanks for being relevant and beautiful.

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  3. The photo and poem struck me like thunder and lightning.

    Only last week, my best friend related to me a very sad story.
    The teenage daughter of her officemate committed suicide.
    Ah, what a waste!

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