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Author Name: Freerandy johnson 6 Comments
Date Added: October 23, 2010 10:10:44 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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My son's suicide
Less than a year ago I lost my son.
I had no idea that he had a gun.
I heard a shot that came from his room.
Now I feel nothing but despair and gloom.
 
I didn't know that he was capable of doing himself harm.
It hurt like Hell when my son died in my arms.
When it came to his anger and pain, he always hid it.
I cry every day and I still can't believe that he did it.
 
As they buried him in the ground, it was both painful and grim.
It was partly my fault because I didn't pay enough attention to him.
I can no longer look in the mirror because I see the reflection of someone who I hate.
Please don't neglect your children like I did or you may suffer the same horrible fate.
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Comments:
Comment By: FreeJasmine Christian on November 29, 2010 10:10:38 AM Report
Wow..this is my second read of yours. Emotional stuff here

Comment By: FreeKeith on October 23, 2010 09:46:50 PM Report
Truthfully, I hesitated to even read this.  I have a son and my heart stopped when I saw the title of your poem. This is an important peace and I am glad you wrote...it makes one think about empathy.  Thank you
Comment By: FreeMaples on October 23, 2010 06:20:18 PM Report
Such a heartbreaking poem. Beautiful.
Comment By: FreeTanya Harrison on October 23, 2010 03:40:31 PM Report
Wow, what a tragic poem.  A very gripping read.  Enjoyed this write.  We should always cherish those we love.
Comment By: FreeLinda Jo on October 23, 2010 02:01:23 PM Report
Randy, suicide is  very common today.   I do medical coding for the ER so I read the dr's dictation day in and day out.  Suicide  in young people is on the rise...and especially during the full moon....almost like they join in a pact with other troubled youth .  You give a good warning to parents to spend time with their children...and I would add, take very serious their cry for help.  Great job on a poem on a difficult subject.
Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on October 23, 2010 11:16:39 AM Report
Randy:  very well written.  I am very glad this is just a write.

 

Lady D





 


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