Someone Remembers

Updated: Jun 27, 2021

Written by Shreya Venkatachalam, 14

Texas, USA


17, and she has

Lists of unending expectations,

Mounds of work

Occupying every second.


17, and worrying about

Job skills,

Bills,

Pills.


17, and

She can’t smile.

She can’t speak.

She can’t breathe.


17, and she’s

Bullied,

Dismissed,

Unloved.


17, and

The last ember in her

Extinguishes into ash

And crumbles away.


17, and she

Drowns and suffocates

Under the pressures and

Demands.


17, and her only comfort

Is the shadows of

Death

Now claiming her as their own.


17, and she’s

In the headlines,

The latest gossip,

The pity story.


17, and months later,

The media buzzes down and forgets,

But the sick mom waiting for her each night,

And the little brother she adores, remember.


Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in people from the ages of 15-24, and over 48300 Americans die each year because they took their own lives. Most of the teens who commit suicide, do so because of stress and pressure. Every single person deserves a shot at life, and everyone deserves love and respect. Just remember, no matter how hard life is, someone out there remembers you, depends on you, waits for you, makes you happy, and loves you.


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