You don’t know me, I will give you that

And I don’t know you, as a matter of fact

So, why would I ever think you might listen to

Words from someone like me to someone like you


To be honest, I do not know that you will

But it is imperative that I write them still

It seems to me just the right thing to do

When someone like me cares about someone like you


For if life has come to bear upon your heart

And hardships are tearing your world apart

When suicide seems an intelligent choice

Then someone like me needs to have a voice


For I live in this world that we both share

And it won’t be the same for me, if you’re not there

So, please seek the help to see life through

Prayer from someone like me for someone like you


If these words cannot make you stay

Then all I will ask for is one more day

Do not give to the night what it is not due

This world will always need someone just like you


18 Responses to “Someone”
  1. Tapped into my tear ducts with this. It also taps into my ire a bit. This will be a good subject to get into face-to-face.

  2. beth says:

    heartbreaking plea

  3. Jim Borden says:

    if only people in such situations knew there were people who cared; beautiful, but sad, poem…

  4. Marlapaige says:

    This gripped my heart like a vice. It is so extraordinarily powerful. I wish when I was younger and plotting the execution of my plans (thankfully which never panned out), that I knew there were others like me, confused the way I was. Not so we can plan and plot and execute together, but someone that I loved that I could tell to stay one more day with me, and who would tell me the same. And we would understand that the other needs us as much as we need them and for the same reasons. The people who love us try, they attempt to make it “go away” as if by magic or love conquering all, but in fact it makes it worse because they don’t understand and it feels like they are asking the impossible. But this plea, from one friend to another, despite any distance, asks “I am not asking you to change, I am asking you to talk because you are not alone.” And the fact that it was written can show the truth: “it gets better.”

    From my younger, more heavily burdened life, I thank you for these words.

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you Marla! It is kind of you to share your own pain and I am touched by your words. I am glad it rang true to the emotions. At the end, I wanted the speaker to reflect an understanding of what was being asked. How seemingly insurmountable those negative feelings can be. Thank you again for such a great compliment!

  5. kristianw84 says:

    This brought tears to my eyes, Brad! Beautiful, touching, and oh so true!

  6. petespringerauthor says:

    If you have someone specific in mind, I hope he/she gets needed help and support.

  7. Harley Reborn says:

    I started to read this and was like…. is this about… oh! Suicide. Got it.

    Excellent piece Bradikins. Much needed message ❤️🖤

  8. jonicaggiano says:

    Brad this is so touching, loving and caring. All the characters that make you so special. This has a particular meaning for me as my parents both died from suicide, just two years apart. I wasn’t even thirty. So thank you for caring enough to reach out to someone, anyone who might be considering this. I hope your lovely words will cause them to seek help. Loving thanks for this beautiful piece written with such love and empathy. Love ❤️ Jonikins

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