Alekhya Sana wrote a poem to make people aware of suicide. This poem is written as a reminder, that those who are thinking about suicide should reconsider. This is the poem entitled Suicide.
About the poem
Where to start, when writing an analysis of a poem about such a topic?
We could start with the more clinical approach. Suicide is the act to intentionally ending a life. Someone’s own life. This phenomenon isn’t new. It is of all ages and – unfortunately – it is something that happens all over the world. In some cases, this ultimate act leads to many unanswered questions.
If you are faced with a situation that seems unsolvable, suicide might seem the right solution. We should be careful here, because it leads to many other things. Things you might not have thought about. Even after careful planning. Suicide should be something to talk about. To make a difference and prevent those, who are thinking about this, from doing harm to themselves.
In a situation where someone is thinking about suicide or you have the idea that this might happen, it is best to consult someone. More information is available on the website of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). If you want to stay closer to home, consult your general practicioner or someone else with a medical background.
As for Alekhya, she has the following to say about her poem:
” The problem might be big or small. You may be mature or immature. You can be old enough or too young. It’s how you deal with it. You need to find courage to fight back, come out from the distress. If you can use the same courage to commit suicide, you can use the same to live and show the world that you are an achiever and get through this.”
Situations in life might trouble you
Many thoughts cloud together deep inside and might from
Within, to kill you
Everything seems to be depressing around and you find
Making you worried that your world will become completely blue
You start loving the dark and tend to hide
But the stage requires one friend or dear one, to share and confide
Put your effort to control your worries and find
measures to subside
Try taking a step forward with courage and decide
to change your thoughts and look at things from a brighter side
Because the only way to run from your problems, isn’t suicide