“Hang On” by silverbell23

I have always been told that I’m an excellent writer and that I should never quit because I have a true gift. I am the kind of person that doesn’t perform as well when confident. The idea that I was such an amazing writer consumed my thoughts and made me overly confident in my writing to the point that I believed I was the best. That is, until I was put into an English class full of incredible writers and I began to feel that I would never be as good as everyone else, so I quit. I didn’t write anything creative for a full year. I started writing again shortly before this class started, and this class has helped refresh me on things that inspire me, my style, and it helped me rediscover my writer’s voice.

I chose to write this because I recently watched 13 Reasons Why, and I feel that this topic cannot go without being discussed. Suicide is the second leading cause of death with teens, and it is important to be educated about suicide, and to remind those who have contemplated suicide that there is more to life than what you’re feeling now.

This piece is called “Hang on”


Hang on to all that you are and all the that you stand for.

Hang on the the memories of the past and let them play and replay in your head.

Don’t let this tough situation overtake you.

There is a light at the end of this road you’re on,

So please, for everything that you are and everything you stand for,

Please hang on.

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27 thoughts on ““Hang On” by silverbell23

  1. This poem really brings about an air of encouragement and desperation at the same time. It is encouraging those who are contemplating suicide to hold on, yet the tone is almost desperate, like the words “hang on” are a plea rather than a command. Great job!

  2. I love this line, Hang on to all that you are and all the that you stand for, it is really influential because we have all been there, feeling that way at some point.

  3. This is a very powerful poem, I love how well you connect with your reader through the poem. You can almost hear your voice and compassion through the piece. You are a very talented writer!

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