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Trigger

What ever happened
To the smiling boy
Full of joy
Full of hope
Full of dreams
I don't see him there anymore

All I see is someone scared
He's turned hard
He's turned cold
He's turned hopeless
Wishing he could disappear

On the edge,
Ready to jump
He feels alone
He feels scared
He feels helpless
What is there left to do?

Running out of options
The pain was just too much
Crushing him
Pounding him
Destroying him
With every passing day

Someone was still out there
Someone still cared
Just a little more searching
And he would have remembered me
That I still care
I know that he matters
I know that he had a story to tell

But now it's too late
He's gone
I look around
And it really sinks in
The people dressed in black
Girls from school crying into tissues
Solemn men bringing in more chairs
I know that the smiling boy
That I loved so much
Isn't here anymore

All of that joy
All of that hope
All of those dreams
All of that possibility
Vanished
When he pulled that fatal trigger



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poetface said...
Mar. 26, 2012 at 12:22 am:
This poem is very powerful, and it really allowed me to picture everything so clearly :-)) awesome job.
 
Inksy replied...
May 21, 2012 at 4:08 pm :
Thank you so much!
 
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BrightBurningCampeadorThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 12, 2012 at 5:25 pm:
I really like the repetition. It gives the peice a great rhythm.
 
Inksy replied...
May 21, 2012 at 4:08 pm :
Thank you (:
 
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Kiki_McGee said...
Feb. 9, 2012 at 11:26 pm:
Wow. This is a brilliantlly written poem with a heartbreaking storyline. Is this based off of experience?
 
Inksy replied...
Feb. 17, 2012 at 3:04 pm :
Thank you (: It's not from personal experience though. I saw a program on suicide and was inspired to write this.
 
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Inksy said...
Feb. 4, 2012 at 1:09 am:
Thank you everyone for the great feedback (:
 
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Lover_that_Hates This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 1, 2012 at 12:05 pm:
this was absolutely brilliant!! I loved it! The ending was very intense and real. Great work!!
 
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JaneCapelle This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 24, 2012 at 5:01 pm:
Oh God, this is sad...heart wrenching...but it's still really good... :( ....5/5
 
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EtherealThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 16, 2012 at 3:44 pm:
very pretty poem- I could almost think it was lyrics because of the setup- I like it! a lot5/5
 
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Viridian said...
Jan. 16, 2012 at 11:46 am:
This is a great poem, it shows how even the people who seem happy can be suffering so much.
 
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yungwill said...
Jan. 4, 2012 at 12:53 pm:
that speaks to me and i know how you feel
 
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