Writer’s Name: Tyeisha Downer
Title: Suicidal Thoughts
I wonder if I died, would tears come to her eyes.
Forgive me for my disrespect, forgive me for my lies
My babies' mother’s 8 months, her little sister's 2
Who's to blame for both of them
I swear to God I want to just slit my wrists and end this bullshit
Throw the Magnum to my head, threaten to pull
And squeeze until the bed's completely red
I'm glad I'm dead, a worthless buddah head
The stress is building' up, I can't,
I can't believe suicide's on my ' mind
I want to leave, I swear to God I feel like death is calling' me
But no you wouldn't understand
You see its kind of like the crack did to Pookie, in New Jack
Except when I cross over, there ain't no coming' back
Should I die on the train track, like Remo in Beat street
People at the funeral fronting' like they miss me
My baby momma kissed me but she glad I'm gone
She knew me and her sister had something' goin' on
I reach my peak, I can't speak,
call my nigga Chic, tell him that my will is weak.
I'm sick of niggas lying', I'm sick of people hawking',
matter of fact, I'm sick of talking'.
Bang! Just like that you heard the gun go off and my favorite rapper Notorious Big was dead on the song suicidal thoughts. The words listed above were the lyrics to the late Notorious BIG although some of the words were explicit and raw and uncut. He was very verbal when he had the thoughts of suicide floating through his mind in the song. Many individuals do different things when they’re contemplating taking their life; some are very vocal others lose interest in their appearance. Many start giving their possessions away. Many individuals feel like they’re a rebel without a cause. Many of us sing many different songs; each song indicates a different meaning. Maybe if we studied human behavior and put our own selfish ways to the side to say a few kind words and pay attention to another human being versus pointing our fingers and raving about things that have no purpose, we could prevent someone from committing suicide.
Many of us are similar in more ways than one; and though we have different backgrounds we have similar stories. It’s important to be in tune with your surroundings and pay attention to details and the people around you. We have to realize that although we walk to the beat of our on drums, we share one rhythm.
It’s possible for us to overlook signs that are as clear as day. When was the last time that you took time out of your busy day to be a listening ear for a troubled person? Maybe a person just needed to vent and feel like somebody actually cared for that moment. Many of us feel incomplete within and allow the things in everyday life to reflect the problems we are facing. The least we can do is try to make a difference and be attentive to another’s need. There are many people with suicidal thoughts on their mind, but if we changed our behavior and ways of thinking we may be able to save a life versus someone taking their own life. Think about It.