Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Don't Give In

Recently, teen suicide has been an unfortunate conversation in my home.  It is scary that it can happen without parents being aware.  Even a teenager's friend doesn't realize the finality of it.  Sometimes kids cry out for help in such dangerous and destructive ways.  Keeping an open dialogue between parents and teens is so important.  This poem is to all of those teens who feel that there is no hope.

Don’t give up.
Your youth has so much to give.
The future knows,
What the present does not.
Shadows that now loom,
Will disappear as you grow
And find your place in this world.
So don’t give up,
Don’t give in
To the darkness that calls you now,
Because ahead is brightness.


  1. It's a horrible reality for so many of our younger and older citizens who cannont, for that moment, think beyond thier pain and darkness. Like so many scourges of our lives, this one needs to be talked about in order to bring it into light. Thank you for sharing a subject that has been in my thoughts and prayers daily for many months.

  2. Beautiful words of hope. We need to talk about the hard things.

    A teen who was in my daughter's high school graduating class tragically lost his life Labor Day weekend, highlighting the need for conversations about drinking and partying. Like you, I wrote a poem.