[“Brian Snow June 10,2013 at 10: 48 a.m.
The poem was written by Dr. Ruem (Reum) in 1969 – used in several school districts peer education on the prevention of teen suicide – was used by Stephen Chbosky in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”. Used over 130 times in research articles – was not written by a teenage suicide as indicated, but very effective.
This poem has changed many lives, mine included. I even lost loved ones to suicide.
Thanks – I hope this helps.
Dr. Brian G Snow ”
Finally and after many detours we let the poem as it appears on the site Genel Hodges, written by the pen of Earl Reum until proven otherwise.
The Yellow Paper (A Person, A Paper, A Promise)
by Dr. Earl Reum]