I Couldn't Stop You

July 7, 2011
By Anonymous

I saw you
When you thought you were alone
When you were called fat and ugly
But I was there
Telling you that you were beautiful

I saw you
When your parents yelled at you
When you thought you were alone
When you thought no one loved you
But I was there
Ready to hold your hand
And tell you that 'it'll be okay'

I saw you
That night in the bathroom
When the beer and marijuana couldn't numb you
When you let that silver edge bite into your wrist
When you thought that nothing would help
But I was there
Ready to die helping you

I saw you
When you took those pills
From that forbidden cabinet
Childproof, they called it
But it wasn't teen-proof

Where were was God then?
'Cause I couldn't stop you.

The author's comments:
This piece is about my friend

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