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Below is the poem entitled SO YOUNG TO WANT TO DIE which was written by poet Terry Cunningham. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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You run to the door, as a car pulls into the drive;
You're excited, you're curious;
You're almost alive.

You stand on the porch and wave with a smile;
As your mom gets out and pushes her way by.

Excitement dampered, yet still hopeful inside;
Arguing ensues and your hope starts to rise;

Maybe she cares, maybe this time...

Angry, as she turns ands walks away;
Right past you, without ever saying goodbye.

Shuddering as you watch,
Tears welling in your eyes;
You're only six,
yet you've learned not to cry.

Just turn away, go inside;
You're not what she wanted,
so young to want to die.

To alway's feel, balled up inside...

A feeling of courage, as you slowly wipe away,
what water remains, in your little blue eyes.
As if you're strong enough, to somehow survive.
Only six,
So young to want to die...

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  1. Date: 8/14/2012 9:30:00 AM
    touched,made me sad,great write Terry,best wishes

  1. Date: 8/4/2012 10:22:00 AM
    Woow, so moving written Terry...but, very well done...tears in my eyes to. - Have a nice weekend. - oxox love // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/4/2012 9:25:00 AM
    Very touching... full of realism... Nice... Terry

    Cunningham Avatar Terry Cunningham
    Date: 8/4/2012 9:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That's because it is... I don't consider myself a poet, and everything that I post will be only because it has been. I do hope you continue to read my writes though
  1. Date: 8/4/2012 7:24:00 AM
    so sad! i'm sure this happens all the time but we rarely focus on the feelings of the children involved. you've done a fine job of bringing this into focus here. ~ thanks for your kind comments on my poems, too!

    Cunningham Avatar Terry Cunningham
    Date: 8/4/2012 9:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Ilene