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Suicide Poems - A Poetic Tribute to My Friend, RIP Lani...

Updated on September 22, 2011

R.I.P. Lani Lulu

A poem about suicide.

I wrote this poem as a message to my friend after hearing of her suicide.I wrote it to help me process my grief. Suicide is so tragic!

I have been suicidal before, but I got help and now life is great. Most importantly, my kids still have a mum! When you have reached rock bottom, the only way from there is up. You just have to take the first step... If reading this helps save the life of even one suicidal person I will be so happy...

Being in a place where you feel suicidal is a hard place to return from. When things are that bad, I believe it takes more courage not to do it than it would to do it. I urge people to reach out - somebody will grab your hand and pull you back from the edge! If anybody who is contemplating suicide reads this, please seek help!

Sometimes suicide can seem like the only option, or you may honestly feel that by ending your life, you may make things easier for people around you, but it is not true. People do care, you just have to let them... Things can get better.

Remember, there is nothing that is so terrible that you cannot speak about it to someone, and if the first person you talk to does not listen, then keep trying until you find someone who will... I might be a stranger, but I will listen if you need to talk to someone, and there are many others out there who would too.

To those of you who have some cruel person in your life telling you that you don't have the guts to do it, please know that you are even stronger than that - you have the guts to live, and to get away from your abuser!

Please read my other hubs for more inspiration, and get help!

Rest In Peace

I only heard the news today
Of how you chose to go away
My blood went cold
And I could not cry
My friend of old
Will I ever know why

I was only told today
Of how you decided not to stay
My mind just fled
And I fought for breath
As I tried to comprehend
Your unforeseen death

I only found out today
Of how, alone, you went away
My soul went quiet
But I wanted to scream
Your pain kept private
Why did no-one see

I only heard the words today
Of how, last year, you couldn't stay
My heart, it lurched
And then turned to lead
All this time I have searched
Only to find you are dead

I can only start to grieve today
For you my friend, now far away
My spirit seems to me strangely hollow
And tears stream down my cheeks
But I cannot even share my sorrow
For I'm too late by many weeks

I can only start feeling regret today
For my failure to find you and help you stay
My heart knew something I was missing
And bid me seek out your smile
But I had no way at all of guessing
My quest would miss by a mile

I can only try to tell you today
For perhaps you can hear from far away
My dreams had begun to make me worry
And deep inside I sensed you cried
That I didn't realise sooner, I am sorry
My search only began just before you died
But as it was, I had no clue
So  for months I tried
Somehow to reach you

I can only wonder why today
And ponder that you couldn't stay
I wish you'd thought before to try
And let me know, inside you cried
For maybe I could have held you near
Or just been there to share your fear
Or to make you laugh
Or maybe to cry
Or to offer you somewhere safe to lie
Or maybe together sit under a tree
And just for a moment
Feel free to be

And so now, sadly, I farewell you today
To let you continue on your way
I hope someday we can once again meet
Perhaps one day, up in the sky we will greet
Until then may your spirit soar high
Your soul free from the pain held in life
For now, know that I love you my friend
And that I cared to the very end
And please, now and forever, my sweet
May you always
Rest in Peace


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    6 years ago

    My friend committed suicide yesterday.this poem said everything I feel now.

  • NiaLee profile image


    7 years ago from BIG APPLE

    Beautiful article and poem, touching, I am melting. I have a few people who chose to leave this world because too painful. I have been there but got help. God, the Universe, angels, wonderful loving people were there for me and I realized there was so much more to enjoy in life.

    Sorry for your loss. NOw, we need to turm toward the rising sun and enjoy our lives...and help others enjoy theirs if we can.

    Love and peace upon all.


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    7 years ago

    I have soo many problems that I just don't know what to do anymore...i have been having sucidal thoughts for a while know and i do want someone to talk to and trust but im just to scared to tell anyone my problems because i don't want to be looked at differently and im just scared that my friends wont want to talk to me life is hard..please help me.

  • Sholley profile image


    8 years ago

    Reading your tribute really touched me deeply. I'm sorry for what you've been through. My daughter tried to take her own life last year, but by the grace of God she made it. Unfortunately, I did lose someone that I truly nephew. He passed away 4 years ago this Mothers Day. I admire you for being an inspiration to us all. It is a tragedy to get to a point in your life that you feel that you need to end it. It is a fight everyday to try and conveience yourself that someone needs you or loves you. I think that everyone has a breaking point and once that point is reached there is no turning back. Thank you for sharing this with us all! May God Bless you always.

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    8 years ago from A Bed of Roses

    Tragic ! Very !

  • safe-at-last profile imageAUTHOR

    Mel Stewart 

    8 years ago from Western Australia

    Thank you Missi. If reading it helps save the life of even one suicidal person I will be so happy. Suicide is so tragic! Being in a place where you feel suicidal is a hard place to return from. When things are that bad, I believe it takes more courage not to do it than it would to do it. I urge people to reach out - somebody will grab your hand and pull you back from the edge! To those who have some cruel person in their life telling them they don't have the guts to do it, please know that you are even stronger than that - you have the guts to live, and to get away from your abusers! Please read my other hubs for more inspiration!

  • Missi Darnell profile image

    Missi Darnell 

    8 years ago from Southern California

    A wonderful tribute and inspiration for many people out there suffering in silence.


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