Poem by Marie Partridge

My name is Marie Partridge from Whitehall. I penned this little poem on World Suicide Prevention Day in September 2013.

He hanged himself today

by Marie Partridge

He hanged himself today.
A boy, life as yet untasted, now wasted.
Who can know what took possession of his mind?
All know the legacy left behind.
A family left in torment to mourn and cry
No warning, no goodbye
When time has eased the searing pain
The whys, so many whys, will still remain.


Recorded at Ballymun Library Creative Writing Group, facilitated by Orla Ní hAonigh.

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