Billy Grates, age 16.




Billy's poem

when i think i cant go on
and i wish i could die
i shiver, shake and cry
there are others like me
they are hoping to see

some cut their wrists
some take extreme twists
i feel for them and i cope
theirs light at the end of all
tunnels filled with hope

a silver lining in a cloud
i am fighting and i am proud
some may view our lives with discretion
but we're the heros' who fight depression.


Copyright (c) 1999 by Billy Grates



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