Don't Die

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: September 30, 2018

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Don’t Die!

There are days with no peace.

Nights with too little or too much sleep.

Mornings when I all can do is weep.

Taking a bath

And brushing my teeth

Becomes life’s little burdens

I just don’t want to keep!

My sadness is discreet.

I decorate my face with a smile

So that the people I meet

Won’t notice the reflection of defeat

In my eyes.

Then there are days

When all I can do

Is just cry.

 

But whatever you do!

Whatever you do!

Whatever you do

DON’T DIE!

 

Circumstances are unbearable

I feel like I can’t even cope

With the stress, the helplessness

The pain seems endless

And I am completely drained of hope.

And everything that is wrong

Is magnified!

 

But whatever you do!

Whatever you do!

Whatever you do!

DON’T DIE

 

Then I would say

This pain will never subside

But I can’t see the future

And feelings will lie!

How I feel and the truth

Are actually on opposing sides.

My agony has me on this high

Fooling me

Making me believe that the only answer that I have

Is SUICIDE!

 

That’s when I know

That’s when I know

That’s when I know it’s time to get real.

Open up and be honest about how I truly feel.

Put the fear, the stigma and the shame to the side

Pick up the phone in the middle of the night

Crying

HELP ME NOW!
 

SO THAT I DON’T

SO THAT I DON’T

SO THAT I DON’T DIE!

 

There is always hope

Sometimes I need a little help seeing it.

Hospital stay, therapy, talk with friends

So that my joy is no longer nullified.

I’ll do whatever it takes.

I’ll do whatever it takes.

I’ll do whatever it takes so that I don’t die.

 


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