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Too Young

July 23, 2013
By swimm GOLD, Kent, Ohio
swimm GOLD, Kent, Ohio
15 articles 78 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"many wish to change the world, few wish to change themselves"


What if instead you had gone back inside?
Remembered all of the lives you affect
You would be here, you never would have died

I can’t understand even though I’ve tried
You were here one minute but gone the next
What if instead you had gone back inside?

A second chance but all you did was hide
All you had to do was turn off the car
You would be here, you never would have died

I can’t count the number of times we’ve cried
Looking around at all these empty eyes
What if instead you had gone back inside?

Didn’t you see it’s not all about pride?
Fixing mistake is just a part of life
You would be here, you never would have died

You never hesitated to decide
Leaving without even saying goodbye
What if instead you had gone back inside?
You would be here, you never would have died.


The author's comments:
This is a villanelle poem dedicated to my uncle who committed suicide last fall

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