I look across the window pane

That girl who hanged herself.

They say she was an angel brought to life
A friend in need and a voice so bright.
They’ve lost themselves their only child
A young woman who died last night.

I look across the window pane

That girl who had struggled pain.

A letter that said : She’d better be gone;
There’s not much love for her to hold on.
Words that screamed of endless trials
That she deserved to be loved and admired.
Scribbled across pages were depressing years
And not a friend to share her fear.

I look across the window pane

That girl who could have been saved.

Of a lonely life and busy parents
Of the love she’d never confront
Of how she made no difference
Of the blames, all at once.

I look across the window pane

That girl who lay lifeless.

I watch the grief, the pain in eyes
People sob, yell and cry
Only if she was made to feel

The same; while in need.


I look across the window pane

That girl who died a plight in vain.

These verses reflect and stand for a single cause that suggests “Suicide can never be justified.”
I’d however love to have your opinions on the topic.
The background image used can be found here: Source.

Thank you for reading.

Never let the words fall short! 😊 

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  1. Just this past weekend an old friend’s brother shot his wife and then killed himself. I can’t imagine the pain their families are going through.

    1. That’s insane and the worst is what arrives after they leave. I hope they gain strength to overcome such times. Thank you for reading and sharing.

  2. this is so heart wrenching…. πŸ˜–πŸ˜“πŸ˜–

    1. Thank you. Just something I needed to write off.

  3. Beautifully penned down. Loved it.

    1. Thank you. I’m glad you love it.

  4. The number of syllables,
    the rhyme, is interesting.
    And I totally agree that
    suicide can never be justified.
    Keep up the good work, the messages
    you give through your pieces are
    admirable! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you very much for the kind words of appreciation. I’m glad you enjoy the blog.
      Never let the words fall short. 😊

      1. Pleasure’s all mine! πŸ™‚

  5. The mental picture this paints for me is sad, yet shows that had anyone paid attention – there were signs. Very good writing! πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you very much. I’m glad you can feel the verses in and out. 😊

  6. One of ma friend commited suicide and I felt like if we knew could have helped atleast

    1. I’m very sorry to hear that. Yes indeed. I have been in similar situations and it saddens to a great extent. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you for sharing the words! 😊

      1. I like your words and admire your talent.

        1. Thank you very much. Glad. 😊

          1. My pleasure.

  7. So heart touching penned lines Sweta and different types of people not wanting to live in any circumstance.

    1. Thank you dear. I’m glad you’ve felt the poem and liked it as much. 😊

      1. Yes absolutely Sweta

  8. Suicide reflect weakness…! ;/ Interesting verses. πŸ˜‰

    1. Not quite sure about weakness but yes definitely not a remedy to the gravest of issues.
      Thank you. I’m glad you like it. 😊

  9. Very heartbreaking and well written.

    1. Thank you. Glad you like it.

  10. Your lines are beautiful. Contrary to people denouncing those who commit suicide or think of committing suicide, I think it takes gumption. The natural tendency for a human being is to prolong life and suicide is but a subversion of that which comes naturally to us.

    1. Thank you very much. I appreciate your perspective about the whole scenario and it is something to think about. Nevertheless, their actions according to me, can never be justified.

      1. It is not justified. Yet it must be extreme situations that one does not know how to handle, hence the choice to resort to extreme measures. I find it hard to judge given that we hardly know what the other person experiences unless we walk in their shoes, if you know what I mean. All the morose thoughts apart, you have a lovely day.

        1. We absolutely cannot judge anybody no matter what. Thank you for the words. Glad to have you here.
          Have a great day ahead. πŸ˜ƒ

          1. Thank you girl πŸ™‚

  11. Your words are very touching. I recognise that thoughts of suicide are a real issue for some people so I won’t attempt to trivialize how they feel about their situations. However, I would say this, no matter how bad things seem right now if you eliminate yourself you deny yourself the opportunity to see things get better. Your life does matter! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you very much. Although suicide is a real issue that has served people with depression, anxieties and mental disorders as well. I do agree with you on your perspective wholeheartedly. I believe one could start over again from scratch for the remaining years but not kill for how has life treated them till now. Nothing justifies the act.

      1. Exactly! We only lose or fail when we stop trying.

        1. 😊 Indeed. Stay blessed.

          1. You too! πŸ™‚

  12. This is heart wrenching but it’s very well written. Suicide can never be justified, yeah, but not helping suicidal people also can’t be justified. In that moment, someone has to reach out to them and save them because those deaths are preventable.

    1. Thank you very much.
      Yes indeed. If there are people suffering from depression over years and do not have a single person to vent out their fears on, it is but a shame for people in general.
      A 5 minute talk and a tap on the shoulder might have worked wonders.

      1. You’re welcome! πŸ™‚ True

  13. It’s so sad. People must be in such dark places to take their own lives, places I don’t even like to image. If only they reached out for help, or, if they did reach out, the person they reached out to understood what they needed. My community and my church have lectures every year to educate members of the community. They help people understand suicide, help them pick up on warning signs, and tell them what to do/who to contact if a friend or loved one is depressed. They also tell people who might be depressed what they can do, because there is always help. One of the things often said is “suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.”

    1. Absolutely. If only we know how to recognize the signs and if only we understand our friend, our sibling or our child a little better, we can save people.
      It is great to know about your community that works on tbe very same. This is a grave issue that requires urgent attention and I’m very glad to hear about what you share. Suicide is a mere escape indeed.
      Thank you.

  14. I have experienced first hand the shock and devastation caused by suicide and the initial response is one of grief, confusion, anger and ultimately sadness.
    That said, could it be said that assisted suicide is more humane than letting terminally ill patients linger on in abject agony?
    I often think back to the global wave of emotion when Robin Williams died. He knew he had a disease which would steal away all that he was and he took a personal decision to go whilst he still had the ability act, and whilst it’s still incredibly sad, one has to empathise with a situation like his, whether that makes suicide justifiable in a case like his is a difficult call.

    1. Hi there.
      Thank you very much for bringing forth a very important aspect to the general subject of discussion.
      Although, putting up a strong ordeal for terminally ill patients shall not be justified either, but I do believe that in one such particular case where there is no hope but a few days of survival in pain, suicide may not be justified.
      A tough call but maybe there are exceptions to every clause.
      Yet to kill your ownself for even the gravest of issues is something very ill. Thank you!

      1. Life is, of course, a subjective experience and what individuals choose to do or not do is ultimately up to them.
        To state that suicide is wrong every time infers that individuals should appease the needs of others rather than that of the self and that people must follow the rules that society dictate as right.
        Those who commit suicide often do so as a last resort because there appears to be no other solution at that time.
        Those who commit suicide often do so under extreme circumstances, mostly as a result of severe mental health issues (as is in my case) when the brain/mind does not function as well as it should and the decision to end life is one that is made by the deep subconscious which only thinks of the self (Freuds’ concept of the Id) rather than a conscious one which takes into account things outside of the self (Freuds’ concepts of Ego / Super Ego).
        Ultimately (and as Buddhists would say), who is to say what is right and what is not right.

        1. This is something very important to be read. I totally appreciate and acknowledge you for sharing something worthwhile and something to learn from.
          Definitely we are nobody to say what is right and what is not. I have lost people and been through similar conditions and I do understand your view point. It is definitely the last resort.
          Thank you for sharing. Stay blessed.

  15. Very well written Sweta. Suicidal thoughts lurk around the depressed and lonely. If only help arrives in time in the form of a call or a visit it can be thwarted.

    1. Thank you very much. Glad that you could feel the poem in and out.

  16. So sad! We all need to reach out more.

    1. Absolutely. Thank you for reading.

  17. This is so heart touching and suicide is never be a remedy to any problem but the way you weaved emotions is speechless.πŸ“πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

    1. Thank you very much. Glad that you did feel the poem in and out. Thanks.

      1. Pleasure is all mine:)

  18. Awsm….writing…sweta

    1. Thank you very much. Glad.

      1. Always plzure sweta…😊😊

  19. beautiful……..

    1. Thank you. Glad. 😊

      1. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

  20. Reblogged this on LiveSid and commented:
    This is amazingly written! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you very much for sharing the words! Glad. 😊

      1. anytime, you write good 😊

        1. Thank you. 😊

  21. Wow This has already made my day. Thanks a lot

    1. Oh. That’s a very lovely compliment. Thank you so much. 😊

  22. Hello ,very dangerous subject ,i meet that poor souls , i see them in mirrors ,walking around the same place ,most of the time angry ,stay away from that, You are so young,so much in front of You – I do not envy . attachment is a big problem

    1. Hello.
      Thank you for the message through your comment. Yes attachment is indeed a big problem and that is why I need to write off things. Thank you for the concern.

  23. suicide is not the solution of the problem. the solution of the problem is to tackle the problem bravely.

    1. Thank you very much. I’m glad you got through the message and shared your opinion on it. 😊

      1. welcome. you raise very good issue

  24. Thank you for writing this… The reality of suicide just got real over here in Nigeria

    1. Thank you for stopping by and reading. I’m glad this did help in some way.

  25. Wow very touching piece.

    1. Thank you very much. Glad.

  26. Very well written, the follow up comments add to this story, it became a community effort. Stories about suicide are hard to write but so needed to raise awareness. Thank you.

    1. Thank you very much. I’m glad you got through the feel and yes, I’m blessed to have people in the community that invest their time and share their knowledge. The community makes my posts a lot better. Thank you for joining in.

  27. I know exactly how this feels. Pain & suffering, isolation, abandonment. I, too…believe it or not, was on the verge of committing suicide back in the late 90’s and early 2000s. I was in a different place. I was a victim of bullying at a young age til the end of middle school. Nine Inch Nails however, saved me. Their music saved me from hurting myself and to appreciate life and many beautiful things around us. My heart aches and hurts while I read this poem.
    Thank you for writing this…powerful and we all need a friend to talk to and give them a hug and tell them everything is going to be okay.
    We are not alone.

    1. This came to me as a shock. It is difficult for me to fathom all that you’ve felt. I’m very thankful to you that you’ve taken the poem in the brightest way and that you’ve overcomed all of the tendencies to shine and be as amazing as you are now. Remember you make the world a better place. Powerful music does help. I’ve also been in very low conditions for a greater phase of my life and I’ve always been looking for ways to dodge the thought of killing my existence and I have always won in that regard. It has been a tough battle and I know what you must have gone through.
      I hope you have discovered such people in life. Talk, Share, Love. Have them around.
      Also, as a friend from the virtual world, I’m all ears whenever you need another listener for anything as random as it gets.
      We are indeed not alone. Stay blessed Charlie. 😊

  28. Life is tough. It is not for the weak. Still choosing death demands a certain kind of strength! But those who choose to live meaningful lives through the worst and best of it are the strongest among us.

    1. I guess this is exactly what I wanted to convey and we share the thought here. I’m so thankful to you for framing it in words. Never let these words fall short!

  29. That was touching and beautiful. Wonder how many suffer such treacherous loneliness, wish we reach out to each other a lot more.

    1. Thank you very much. I’m glad you got through the whole feel and message that revolves around this poem. I hope we can help people as much as we are able to. Stay blessed.

      1. You are most welcome! I hope so too.

  30. Beautiful!

    1. Thank you! Glad. πŸ™‚

  31. Powerful and touching.

    1. Thank you. Glad you like it! πŸ™‚

  32. Suicide is the ultimate selfishness. None of us is independent enough to have the right.

    1. Thank you for your perspective on the poem! Glad to hear. πŸ™‚

  33. This piece is quite moving. I love how you’ve written it. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you very much. I’m glad you could feel the emotions throughout and you loved it. πŸ™‚

  34. I made a decision to work part time and not full time so I can spend more time with my boys who are 8, 7, and 5 years old. Everyday I tell them that I love them and give them the biggest heartfelt hugs that I can give. Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem.

    1. That is a lovely decision and as for me, something I’d congratulate you for! It is very important to show, share and spread love. Thank you for reading and sharing. πŸ™‚

      1. Thank you <3 πŸ™‚

  35. Reblogged this on VOHN; The random Writer and commented:
    Written Beautifully by Sweta Ojha

    1. Thank you for sharing the words! Glad. πŸ™‚

  36. Very true suicide can never be justified because we have more to live for that we might not know about yet

    1. Absolutely! I wholeheartedly agree and thank you for sharing. Glad. πŸ™‚

  37. How do u write that in such a way

    1. I try my best to write things as they appear to me. 😊

  38. Dope. Dope read. The passion is intense and well displayed.

    1. Thank you very much. I’m glad you felt the emotions portrayed! ☺

      1. Yes I did. Will visit from time to time. Good writing.

        1. I’ll be looking forward to your posts as well. Never let the words fall short! ☺

          1. Never that 😊✊🏿

  39. Amazing!!!!

    1. Thank you so much. ☺

  40. I write about a teenager Sweta who has now attempted twice – the mother now feeling the same as coping has taken its toll. We can only live on β€˜hope’ that he sees a brighter future once he rids his demons. Heart wrenching story u write Hun, but once the mind has decided it’s difficult to change its hold. X

    1. It is very sad to hear what you share with us. Someone like the person you talk about is a major concern and we have to try medical help to make him get rid of his demons. I hope and pray for this boy. Really saddened to know of brutal attempts twice!

  41. This is touching, this is deep, many people experience depressed symptoms and even bouts of depression as I have for a long time but no diagnosis. Suicidal thoughts come. But it can be overcome, through an outlet, meeting up with friends, writing, dancing, sport or even merely talking.
    Much love to anyone experiencing these things, it can be overcome through friendship, kindness and empathy.

    1. I can totally understand how difficult a diagnosis stands in such cases. Yours is an example set for people reading the blog. Meeting someone who has been through the same and overcome it definitely suggests how important is love, empathy and kindness in today’s world.
      Thank you for sharing your words. I’m glad you did. ☺

  42. Just speechless, I am not a big fan of poetry, but the way you put up. A laymen like me, felt a strong message, to see beyond the physical body and look to the eyes of the other and find the issues in it.
    I often observe, a person eyes has a lot to say about it.

    1. Thank you so much. I am very glad to be appreciated so well. What overwhelms me is however the fact that you got right through the message that calls to be spread. Stay blessed. ☺

      1. I suffer time to time from depression, I don’t know what gets me going, but whenever I get down I jump back up. The important thing is never hang up. Specially someone who is close needs to keep talking. Or release the stress from expressing yourself, like in my case any form of work which I do by myself. Like woodworking, making art work for my kid, doing drawing or writing blog something.

        1. Absolutely. We have to find our ways and help those in need. That’s very lovely of you to share. Thank you. ☺

  43. Nyc wrk

    1. Thank you. ☺

      1. M new to blogging. So read my posts and share your views plz. Thank youπŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š

  44. Thanks for liking my post. I am so glad I found your blog it’s amazing. Keep writing!

    1. I found your article good. I’d love to connect as well and look forward to more of your posts. Thank you for such kind words.
      Never let the words fall short! ☺

  45. When you write you make us feel that its happening in real. While i was reading this, I found myself in sorrow about the death of a young woman.
    It is your writing power or my intensity in reading your blog which made me live the moment through what you have written in your blog.

    1. Thank you very much Hassan. I am honored with all that you have to say about my words. It is also the intensity and interest with which you read that makes you feel in depth. ☺

  46. Tough topic and beautifully done. It’s such a sad thing!!!

    1. Thank you. I’m glad you feel the emotions right through the words. ☺

  47. profound and eloquent…

    1. Thank you. Glad you like it. ☺

  48. I struggled with being suicidal and you are right, I now see that though its logic can sound convincing, I don’t believe suicide can be justified.

    1. I’m glad you’ve overcome the tougher phase only to better yourself and your life! Thank you for sharing your words. I’m glad. ☺

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