The Final Call


In the quiet of my room
Staring at the screen
Reading words
Previously I’ve seen
Their hurtful words
Me, they haunt
Now numb to the pain
Of constant taunts
For I’ve decided
To end it all
As I respond
To death’s call

(c) Sanch V @ Sanch Writes

photo credit: shesthereasonfortheworld via photopin cc


Until next time,


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  • nortonmum
    26 May 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Brilliant, emotional. That is shocking, sad and i’ve read it about 5 times.
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    • Psych Babbler
      26 May 2014 at 10:11 pm

      Welcome here Nortonmum…and thank you for the lovely comment… 🙂

  • Zita
    26 May 2014 at 8:57 pm

    wow… this is powerful..
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  • Shailaja
    26 May 2014 at 11:48 pm

    Lovely response, Psych. Just so tragic, though 🙁
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  • Jennifer Knoblock
    27 May 2014 at 12:08 am

    (i.e., super job of wrenching my emotions)

  • Moniqua Sexton
    27 May 2014 at 12:18 am

    Bullying is the worst and suicide is never the answer.
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  • theinnerzone
    27 May 2014 at 12:34 am

    So sad yet very well expressed.

  • Susan Shuman
    27 May 2014 at 12:37 am

    This hurts my heart. Well done!
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  • Sue
    27 May 2014 at 1:26 am

    very timely shocking and exceptionally worded

  • TNKerr
    27 May 2014 at 1:30 am

    So sad.

  • CC
    27 May 2014 at 1:42 am

    In so few words, you have depicted a complete story that happens far too often….heart-breaking.
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  • Marcy
    27 May 2014 at 2:49 am

    Oh no–so tragic. I took it as cyber bullying. I worry about this a lot for young people. I like your approach to the prompt.
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  • fatgirlinboxinggloves
    27 May 2014 at 2:58 am

    I like the fact that you mention the haunted feeling of being bullied – I think that’s one of the driving forces behind the decision “to end it all.”

  • Suzanne
    27 May 2014 at 4:41 am

    It’s heart-breaking when bullying leads to such a tragic outcome. Great job with the prompt!
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  • PriscillaQueenoftheDessert
    27 May 2014 at 7:04 am

    How is that people do not get how powerful their words are. You’d think we would after being on this planet for so long. I get really worked up by bullying. Great photo for great words.

  • irtwaddle
    27 May 2014 at 10:53 am

    Well done. I like the meter and flow of your response.

  • Jetgirl
    27 May 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Wow. This is so tragic and so beautifully written. Extremely powerful.
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  • Jo-Anne Teal
    27 May 2014 at 2:16 pm

    A haunting piece especially because it reflects reality of so many young people.
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  • Beloo Mehra
    27 May 2014 at 3:23 pm

    A sad poem. But you have captured the emotion nicely.
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  • KymmInBarcelona
    27 May 2014 at 10:05 pm

    So sad. This happens all too often.
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  • jen
    27 May 2014 at 11:33 pm

    So darn sad. I want to grab her and tell her no!! Powerful writing!

  • Christine
    28 May 2014 at 5:45 am

    Ooof. That’s a tough read, in a good way. It’s something that needs to be said. You captured that sense of tragic desperation really well. Thanks for linking up.
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  • Sarah Ann
    28 May 2014 at 5:47 am

    ‘Now numb to the pain’ – so telling. Well penned.

  • @annbennett12
    28 May 2014 at 7:21 am

    Unfortunately you hear so much of this in the news. Good job with the prompt. But for any teenager out there – Remember, sticks and stones may break your bones, but words can never hurt you. Unless you allow them.
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  • nortonmum
    29 May 2014 at 3:16 am

    Just wanted to say, this piece is still my winner for gargleblaster.
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  • Nibha
    5 June 2014 at 5:29 pm

    That was beautifully dark!
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