Self- Harm

November 2, 2011
A simple mistake cuts people deep to the core
It makes you want more
One mistake leaves you with regret
The scars remind you in case you forget
The past is real
Even if they heal
I wish they would go away with each prayer
But in the end they're always there
The pain doesn't just hurt you
That's why friends are there to help you get through
The mess you get yourself into
The effects of depression
Control your confession
Asking for help can get you far
Before or after you make a scar
It's not too late for me
Though others may disagree
I hate seeing the blood drip against the sink
Sometimes all you have to do is think
Before the blade takes control
And tells you that you'll never be whole
I do this to feel
And I know it's not ideal
The scars make me feel haunted
Overwhelmed and feeling unwanted
Addictions can do that
No matter where I'm at
I'm sorry is all I can say
Each time I try to pray
I wish somehow life would just take me away
To when I wasn't afraid to cry
And the last thing I wanted was to die
Words affect me more than ever now
And all everyone can say is how
I just want to close my eyes
And hope that someone could hear my silent cries
That rest on my arms
These are the effects of self-harm
If you recognize the signs
And read between the lines
What you say can kill or save a life
Help someone before they pick up the knife

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moderndayEmilyDickinson This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 18, 2014 at 1:31 pm
Your poem has powerful words and your poem helps people. You're a wondeful writer!!! And know that soneone has alwyas heard your silent cries, because that same someone heard my silent cries when I was depressed. This is a inspring poem (I hope that's the right word) it's amazing and your amazing, and I hope you know that. Thank you for sharing this, my friend!!!
thatweirdone said...
May 23, 2014 at 10:51 am
This is perfect.. (:
xxSiennaSarcasm said...
Oct. 7, 2012 at 7:53 pm
This is how I feel...
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