A Poem by z.chéri

Warning signs.

James told me that 
he loved to be outside
especially in forests 
with trees as high as 
the tallest building you
could ever think of.

James told me that
he loved his girlfriend
especially when she cries
because then he sees who
lives inside that cold dead
body of hers.

James told me that
he loved the thought of death
especially when it is himself 
dying but this frightened me
because death is inevitable
but not for a seventeen year old.

James' girlfriend told me that
she found him dead and all 
that was plastered on her face
was a smile because she was finally
free from the torment of the hands 
of someone she once loved and knew.

James told me in
his final letter that he loves us 
but not enough to remain in a 
world where he is unhappy with
most things and where no one 
noticed his growing sadness.

I told James' grave that
i wish i paid more attention
and that nothing brings me
more sorrow than how i 
was unaware of the deadly
signs of his unpleasant and 
constant thoughts of the inevitable. 

© 2017 z.chéri

Author's Note

This was inspired by a poem i heard of button poetry recently. Hope you all have been well. - Melody x

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This is so true . Nothing is more sorrow than how we
were unaware of the deadly signs that the person showed.

Posted 7 Months Ago

This is such a wonderful story filled with raw emotions, you wrote this very well!

Posted 8 Months Ago

A nostalgic, beautiful and emotional poem...
Well done, keep it up!

Posted 9 Months Ago

The poem took me through a well woven narrative.
A good poem Melody!

Posted 9 Months Ago

a great story about a struggle in someones life,
that could not be repaired

Posted 9 Months Ago

I liked the story, it was emotional with a twist and surprise. Attention grabbing poem, just loved it. Thank you so much for sharing.
I would like to know what a button poetry is.

Posted 9 Months Ago

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Added on September 12, 2017
Last Updated on September 12, 2017
Tags: sad, death, james, suicide, suicidal, thoughts, seventeen, inevitable, torment, body, cold, dead, outside, forests, building, think, face, smile. love, hands, knew, free, him, her, love, fright



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