New Poem: A Tribute: “Sunset”

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







About writingforrecovery

Sarah is a writer and poet who speaks out about issues that make people uncomfortable. Sarah advocates for causes such a sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, and mental illness, and often speaks openly about her own experiences. She is determined to abolish the stigma associated with these issues and believes that it starts with people telling their stories, so she started a blog called Writing for Recovery where people can do just that. She is the author of three volumes of poetry and is currently at work on her fourth. She is convinced that there's a novel somewhere in her, and occasionally picks at the chapters so far. View all posts by writingforrecovery

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