This poem was inspired by a boy I knew in high school named Ryan. He created a poem with a similar concept and I loved it. I don’t know where he is now, but I wanted to recreate that brilliant piece of work.
This is for anyone who’s been impacted by suicide.
The sunset is here is breathtaking
God’s rainbow smudged and burnt
A million things race through my mind
Memories, lessons learned
I take in all the scenery and wonder if I’ve erred
I think of all the things I love and whisper frantic prayers
For a moment hope broke through despair but now it is too late
For I realize as I’m falling, and I have sealed my fate
© Sarah Ann Henderson 2011