Nothing Hurts More

This poem means a lot to me. Seeing a friend suffer with depression is heartbreaking. It’s so hard to watch them slowly go down until they think that they have nothing left to live for. Sometimes it’s not seen until it is too late. Depression, self-harm and eating disorders are not something to be joked about and should always be taken seriously. If you know someone who is struggling, or if you are struggling, please tell a trusted adult or friend.

Nothing is harder than watching a friend

Pull down her long sleeves

Concealing her war-torn wrists;

Seeing the red warm blood

Ease through the fabric.

Seeing her blush, then cry,

Trying her best to explain

It was a mistake.

 

Nothing is harder than watching a friend

Refuse a meal,

Lying as she says she already ate,

Pushing her plate away.

Hearing her in the bathroom

As she empties her vacant stomach

Then seeing her come out

As if nothing was wrong.

 

Nothing is harder than watching a friend

Struggling so hard with life,

Questioning her existence,

Saying she’s worthless.

Witnessing her say

No one would care if one day

She was gone.

 

Nothing is harder than watching a friend

Getting lowered into the ground

In a beautiful casket.

Seeing her pictures,

Red roses scattered around the site.

Hearing the preacher pray,

The eulogy’s that will come

Then, the apologies of adults who could never understand.

 

Nothing is harder than watching a friends

Memory not being forgotten,

Of everyone deeply mourning her suicide.

Seeing the pictures scattered,

The cards that have long written messages

Which mean nothing anymore.

Nothing is harder than trying to save your friend

From things you have no control over.

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