Suicidal Thought

Picture of a neighborhood leading up to a smoggy city.

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She had eyes that sparkled
Dimples with short curly hair
Five kids at 23
No one really cared

Mother very religious
Father was never around
To teach his baby girl
That life is full of ups and downs

She had her cycle at nine
And to the world she was
Oh so fine
A grown up body
On a baby’s mind

Her step brother’s blind to the fact
That that’s  his sister he’s watchin’
And with no one there to stop him
He’s been seein’ her blossom

When she close her eyes at night
You the reason she dream
When she scared to go to sleep
You the reason she scream

“Mommy help me!
Daddy save me!
‘Cause it hurts and it bleeds
When he rape me!”

Oh what a nightmare
Baby I know you scared
All you need is a hug
And someone who really cares

Don’t cry
Just take my hand
I’ll be their when you call
To catch your tears
before they fall
‘Cause you done been through it all.

Suicidal thoughts are something many people experience but few feel comfortable discussing. If you are feeling similar to what has been expressed in these verses, here are several ways you can instantly connect with someone to talk about it for free: 

Call 1-888-7-WE-HELP (1-888-793-4357) for D.C. operators or 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) for national operators. Text CONNECT to 741741 in the United States or visit to chat with someone online.

Dialing 911 is always an option if you or someone else is in danger.

Issues |Art|Lifestyle|Sexual Assault

Region |Washington DC

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