Do you ever
how everyone would react if one day you
stopped showing up at school?
If one day you stopped answering your phone, stopped going on
Facebook, stopped everything? Just imagine.
Its a normal day, like any other. Except for one thing... you
weren't at school. Your friends think your sick, and send
you a text asking you if you were okay. You don't respond,
they think nothing of it; there are much more reasonable
explanations to you not being there. The bell to first hour
rings, and everybody squirms in their seat, dreading the school
day. The teachers are collecting homework, passing out tests,
and one of them is marking you absent. Still, no one suspects a
Until your principal's voice is being heard all over the
school. There are cracks in his voice, but everyone just thinks
he might have a cold. He clears his throat and begins
announcing why you weren't there.
You're gone, dead... never going to see anyone again.
Everyone goes silent. They were shocked... speechless. Nobody
knew what to say. The people who teased you and called you
names have knots in their stomach, convinced they did this to
you. Your teachers have their hands over their heart, eyes
closed. They'll never see you walk into class again with
that big smile, they now realized that grin of yours was fake.
Your crush, or boyfriend? Heartbroken, wishing he
could just see your beautiful face one more time. Your friends?
Their eyes tear up, they bury their face in their hands and
start bawling. They can't handle everone staring at them.
They run into the hallways, sliding down the wall and praying
that this was just a dream.
Every person at your school is silent the whole day. The next
day they have a memorial day for you. Most are crying, others
are supporting, some were too broken to even show up at school.
A heart is drawn on everyone's wrist with your name written
in it. They wear your favorite color. Your desk in all of your
classes is now moved to front of the classroom for the rest of
the year. The desk is covered with Sharpie. Your classmates
covered it with "R.I.P".
May seem like a dream having all this attention? Well guess
what, you're not there to even enjoy it.
Taking your life isn't the answer. Its not worth
"Anyone desperate enough for
suicide...should be desperate enough to go to creative extremes
to solve problems: elope at midnight, stow away on the boat to
New Zealand and start over, do what they always wanted to but
were afraid to try."