World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on 10 September every year. The poem written on account of this won the first prize today from WHPA (World Harmony and Peace Association)
The topic of the contest is
Struggle Rules: 12 to 16 lines
The poem has been written with ‘She’ as the subject but must be taken to mean ‘He’ as well.
She says she’s happy,
When all she’s really feeling is crappy,
She bares her teeth and smiles,
Demons, skeletons, nightmares, she has piles,
You see the calm on her face,
Of the storm brewing within her, you see no trace…
If only someone could see the pain she tries to hide,
Maybe if someone listened, she wouldn’t have lied…
Her vacant eyes tell a story that you don’t read,
To the sorrow in her voice, you don’t pay any heed,
You don’t see the tell- tale signs-
Or the meaning behind her lines,
The struggle to stay alive; its’ gnawing into her core,
And now she thinks it doesn’t matter anymore.
Help! She’s slipping away.
Don’t say, she didn’t say…
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