Temporary

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 14:33 -- Teej

A poem inspired by the 2014 suicide of a high school senior from my alma mater.

 

Another empty chair

Another soulless stare

From the eyes bulging out

No one could ever care

Falling straight to the floor

You throw open the door

As you watch him gasp for air

For only a couple seconds more

 

This life is so temporary

How can I rewind time?

Is this the ending?

 

Sobbing uncontrollably

As the priest reads the rosary

In a black dress

Surrounded by distress

Standing over his body

Closed casket funeral

And a eulogy ripped from Poe

Dropped down below

It hits you all at once, so slow

 

This life is so temporary

How can I rewind time?

Is this the ending?

 

At the end of the day

There is still some love in this pain

Go forth from this and fight

Focus on preventing the same

In his final moments

What could he have confessed?

Was he nervous or did it hurt him?

I can almost hear what he last said

 

"God, I'm screaming to you

I just don't know how to live life anymore

No one can save me

Why did God create me?

Was I a mistake

Because I have decided it's so"

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