I feel like this needs to be said,
As I’m really not sure that you know
That my life would be empty without you
If ever you were to go.
I know that we rarely do talk
About what we are feeling inside,
But I do know that sometimes you struggle
Though it’s something you try to hide.
I worry that sometimes you think
I would rather you weren’t even there,
That my life would somehow be richer,
That, quite frankly, I don’t really care.
That couldn’t be further away from the truth,
My life would be empty and terribly dull
And I wish that I told you how much that you mean
Each time that we paused in a little life lull.
So step back away from the edge of the bridge,
And rest in my arms where you truly belong.
I wish we had talked of life’s ups and downs
Before it all started to go horribly wrong.
I can’t promise that things will always be fine
But I know that the world will miss your bright spark.
If you give up the fight and leave us behind
Our world will become incredibly dark.
I just wanted to write a rhyming poem for anyone who is struggling. I saw a post on Twitter earlier today that inspired this one. It was written by Matt Haig and it was about how touched he is when people reach out and say that his books made a difference in their lives, and potentially saved them from suicide.
I thought that there must be loads of people out there who don’t know what a positive impact that are making on the world and are just moments away from ending it because they feel hopeless and useless.
Remember, none of you are useless or hopeless. You might feel like your are in a bad place now but you have no idea what great things might be around the corner. And you have to think of all the people in your life who would miss you so much if you were gone.
If you are worried about somebody, perhaps send them this poem to show them that you care and that they are an important part of your world. Stay strong and love one another out there because it can be a crazy, scary world.