This was my boyfriend's Spoken Word Poem that he wrote last year.
I do not condone self harm, suicide, or violence.
Do you remember that time when you made that girl cry? Do you remember seeing the blade marks across her skin and making fun of her? Well every time you made fun of her or made her cry she cut more, she cut deeper, and she cut more often. Until one night she couldn’t take it anymore, and she cut deeper than ever. She bled out, and she took her life all because of your words. Your words hurt more than the sharpest blade she had. You did more than just take her life though; you took her away from anyone who has ever cared for her. Do you remember her little brother she mentioned? Well he found her. At the time he didn’t know what had happened but he yelled for his parents in panic because his sister was bleeding. When her mom got to her she started crying. When her dad got there he just stared in disbelief. Afterwards her friends became depressed and started cutting themselves. Her dad started drinking and abusing his wife. Her brother grew up and finally realized what he had seen. He began doing drugs, cutting himself, and eventually he took his own life. Do you still remember her friends? One of them killed themselves and the rest are in the hospital. Don’t forget her parents, the father killed his wife in a drunken rage, and then killed himself. Now remember how all of this started? It all started because of you and your words. So next time you open your mouth, stop and think, think about that girl, think about what impact your words have, and remember with one comment you killed 5 people, all because you did not stop to think about what you were saying.