The Most Heartbreaking Reason to Leave Your Front Door Unlocked

The power of spoken word turns words into music, even the very small ones, the monosyllables — the ifs, ands, buts, whats.

This art form consists of a beautiful lyrical flow.

And while a poem is never the same twice, it has the ability to both help people connect with their inner selves and with those around them.

If you are poet Neil Hilborn, having OCD doesn’t mean his brain just gets stuck on a particular thought or urge. For him, things get a lot worse and tragically beautiful.

Hilborn’s performance during Individual Finals at the 2013 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam not only impressed the audience, but also pulled at their heartstrings.

When Redditor antron81 posted the clip to Reddit, Hilborn’s performance went viral, which prompted him to do an impromptu Q and A on Reddit.

In the comments section, Hilborn explains that the poem was written in 2011. Hilborn went on to say that since writing the poem, he has found true love.

Watch the video above and listen to the most heartbreaking reason to leave your front door unlocked you’ll probably ever hear in your life.