The Difference

December 24, 2010
By Annie_K PLATINUM, Brentwood, Tennessee
Annie_K PLATINUM, Brentwood, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we're doing it. ~Neil Gaiman

I saw you on the street
You stood there soaked in rain
How common I thought for our first meet
But I didn’t see your pain
I saw you in library
Sitting all alone
But little did I notice
Your heavy heart of stone
I saw you in the school hallway
Slinking to the side
No one ever told me
You went to the bathroom and cried
I saw you on the playground
Sitting on the swings
I gazed upon your average face
But didn’t see the purple rings
I saw you at a movie
Sitting all alone
You turned around to look at me
Your eyes a saddened tone
I saw you in the classroom
Covering up your wrists
Little did you realize
Your scars were hard not to miss
I couldn’t find you anywhere
Where could you have gone?
Then I saw the newspaper out on my front lawn
The picture on the cover showed your shadowed face
Hanging from a the bathroom stall
Your soul left without a trace
I realized then it was all my fault
I knew what had been going on
I could have saved you then, put your death to a halt
And to this day I still think
Could I have saved your life?
Prevented you from taking out the knife
Stopped you from tying the rope
And talked to you and helped you cope?
Could I have made a difference?

The author's comments:
it only takes five minutes of your time to save someone...

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