I'm numb

July 8, 2011
I'm numb,
you can't hurt me anymore.
Go ahead, hit me!
It's what you adore.
Not another tear,
will I shed.
No matter how many times,
you fill me with dread.
You can say awful things,
you can slit my wrists.
No matter what,
I will raise my fists.
Think you can scare me?
Go ahead, try.
Bruise me, break me,
till' I nearly die.
I want you to know,
no matter what you do.
I will stay strong,
I will get through.
This is the end for you,
but the beginning for me.
A whole new world,
I can't wait to see.
I've endured the abuse,
for years, and years,
You live off my cries,
off my fears.
These scars are more than symbols,
of all your wrongs.
Each one is a trophy,
they make me strong.
The sirens getting near,
I see you're upset.
Spend the rest of your days,
filled with regret.

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Robyn97 said...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 10:33 am
This was a very interesting perspective about the subject....
Poetry-Angel replied...
Nov. 19, 2011 at 7:06 pm
Mondoeep i love it 
thetruthawaits94 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 21, 2011 at 11:51 pm
This is so emotional. I found myself reading it really fast to try to get to the end so that i could see if it had a good ending. Thank goodness it did! It had a perfect ending. I enjoyed this a lot! `"" thumbs up!
M.Lizeth said...
Jul. 20, 2011 at 8:33 pm
This poem is overflowing with strong emotion that impacted me with every word. I was able to become the narrator, and feel the pain and fear (emotions that I interpretted). Great work with the imagery and the rhyming scheme. Only thing I would fix is the following line; "These scars are more than symbols". It interupted the flow of the whole pome as I read it, probably because it's quite long compared to the other lines. Other than that, this is a beautiful and wonderful poem. I'd like to read m... (more »)
BoosflashThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 19, 2011 at 2:47 pm
very nice, i do love the ending,and the rhyment, and how you talk ot the abuser.
Kalicat said...
Jul. 18, 2011 at 6:46 pm
wow. just.... wow. i love it, even if it's sad, its got the note of "screw you, i can take it" that is essential....
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