Student Jordan Shepherd shares a heartfelt poem where he questions whether or not he can truly help someone when he’s struggling himself.
Slumped down on a street corner
You never asked for anything
You only wanted someone to be there for you
The strongest woman I’d ever met
I wanted to help
I just wanted you to be okay
But I think I hurt you in the only way I could
I did what you didn’t want me to
I betrayed your trust to help you
But did I help you?
The thought of not knowing keeps me awake at night
I said I’d help you as others sneered
looked at you like you were worthless
While others said you were lying or couldn’t be bothered to stop
I told that you’d get through this
I said I’d be there for you
But now I don’t even know what happened to you
How could people hurt such an amazing person like that
You told me i’m a good person but i can’t see it
I wanted to do more
But what could i have done
What could i have done?