Purple People Pleaser

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

Purple People Pleaser


“Please don’t die”

I told my dentist

When I remembered 

Dentists have a 

High rate of suicide 


Maybe I’ll send

Her a card

And take a picture 

Of my teeth

Smiling & gleaming


So she’ll think 

One day

Maybe I won’t 

Pick up 

That knife


She’ll think

I had the best


That gave me

The will

To live


Thank God 

For me

If I didn’t do

My pleasing


The day 


So many people

Would have died.

Or at least

They would’ve

Kept themselves

From murdering 



Ouch I felt

The kindness

Once again

Slicing like a flower

In a cops gun 


“Don’t shoot”

I say

To my friend 


She looks at me



I say

“I get it”


I didn’t respond.

To your text.

Fast enough.



I deserve it”

You’re right.


I close my eyes

And wait for 

The bang

Of righteous 



She’s holding 

a gun


She pulls 

the trigger




I open my eyes

A little flag



“What did you 

Think I was 

Going to do?”

She asks


“I don’t know..”


I Guess I Thought 

If I Don’t 

Do everything


I Might Die


“Please don’t die”

She said

With a smirk



a part of me


Die that day 


It was

the part


had to buy

and die


all of your approval

Submitted: June 04, 2021

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Sharief Hendricks

Excellent work Roxanne

I can relate to a large degree...but not as dark as your beautifully worded piece of poetry..of course LOL

Mon, June 7th, 2021 8:32am


Nice poem!

Fri, June 18th, 2021 3:20pm

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