July 9, 2008
By Page Fortier, Appleton, WI

oh joel, why did you leave us?
you're like heremes the theif to us
show us how to guinely love with the cutest voice
then grab yourself away, like a kid and a toy.
i had no idea things were so bad.
we were so close together, you left me so sad
alone in the dark, searching
for my heart
because i want to mend it,
when i said 'i love you' i meant it/
what wre you thinking while you tied that rope around
your head?
that your family and friends would perfer that instead?
i had so many questions that i needed to ask
but i won't get to until the time i pass. . .

The author's comments:
My best friend Joel killed himself the day before Valentines day.
I had heard about TWLOA (to write love on her arm) which is about teen sucide on 2/13, you were supposed to write love on your arm in memory for all of those kids and i did.
little did i know it would mean so much more the next day.
i love you joel and i have you with me everywhere i go.

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This article has 4 comments.

EdytD SILVER said...
on May. 10 2009 at 2:15 am
EdytD SILVER, Livingston, New Jersey
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wow. this is very powerful, and your feelings are very emotional. Great job. I'm so sorry.

on Feb. 21 2009 at 1:43 am
Weightless2015 GOLD, Roselle, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Dream with my eyes open, sleep when I'm dead, love who my heart's chosen, and conquer what lies ahead." -Ryan Follese (lead singer of Hot Chelle Rae)

oh i'm so sorry. my prayers are with you, your family, joel's family, joel's friends, and joel. My aunt shot herself in the back of her head, and i know how hard it is to get over something like that

Linda said...
on Jan. 26 2009 at 1:55 pm
Truly touched my heart.

Joy26 said...
on Jan. 24 2009 at 4:43 pm
This really touched me.

Like you, I wrote love on my arm that day, not truly knowing what it was for. I confess I was just following the trend my friends were setting. I heard whispered words about teen suicide, or emo-ness... little did I know what it really meant. Thank you for opening my eyes and my heart.


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