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She Fell Asleep Weeping This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Your little girl cut
Because your little girl cried
Alone at night when you thought she was sleeping,
Alone at night –
She fell asleep weeping.

Your little girl cut
Because some things were too hard to bear,
Alone when you thought she was studying,
Alone whenever –
She fell asleep weeping.

Your little girl cut
Because she couldn't take the hurt,
Alone and you thought she was cleaning,
Alone and instead she was bleeding –
She fell asleep weeping.

Your little girl cuts
Because your little girl needs,
Alone, she's numb and cold,
Alone, she can't take much more –
She fell asleep weeping.

Your little girl cuts
Because she wants control,
Alone and inside she's dying,
Alone, she's always crying –
She fell asleep weeping.

Your little girl cuts
And now you can't understand
Why your perfect daughter
Would take a razor in her hand,
Drag it across her skin,
But your little girl's not perfect …
She fell asleep weeping.

Your little girl's a cutter
Who needs your help,
She needs to feel loved,
Instead she feels alone …
She fell asleep weeping.

Your little girl cuts
Because she hurts inside,
You might not want to believe,
But it's true …
She fell asleep weeping.

Your little girl cuts
Because she feels empty,
She wishes you wanted to help,
But all you want to do is yell;
She fell asleep weeping.

Don't let me fall asleep feeling empty again,
Don't let me cry myself to sleep
Feeling alone again,
Please let me talk to you,
Please help me get through
The hurt
The pain
Your little girl's crying again …

She fell asleep weeping …

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.





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Live_Laugh_Love said...
Feb. 20, 2011 at 3:32 pm:
this is one of my favorite poems, it's amazing!!! it made me want to cry it sounds so true!! keep writing!!!!!!
 
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nannyj08 said...
Feb. 3, 2011 at 3:33 pm:
your poem, is the story of my life! I read this in the magazine, and I realized there where other people out there that felt the same. I took this poem home with me and hung it on my wall, it has been on my wall since last year, and still is. This poem is my favorite poem, it has a lot of meaning.
 
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skittles said...
Dec. 28, 2009 at 2:15 pm:
this made me want to cry its amazing
 
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Imaginitiveblonde7 said...
Dec. 12, 2009 at 11:18 pm:
this made me cry...
 
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Kayla F. said...
Dec. 9, 2009 at 8:27 am:
amazing poem.
 
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XxEmo_Gurl26xX said...
Dec. 8, 2009 at 7:02 am:
i love this... i'm like this in so many ways. :(
 
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Suzie17 said...
Dec. 7, 2009 at 5:01 pm:
Beautiful. I've had times in my life when I felt so alone and like there was no one who understood. It's nice to know that people like me, people who feel, are not alone.
 
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