I Mistook Self-Injury For Salvation MAG

March 19, 2014
By twentysixscribbles PLATINUM, Ithaca, New York
twentysixscribbles PLATINUM, Ithaca, New York
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I read somewhere once
That if you are buried under an avalanche
You lose the ability to tell
Which way is up and which is down,
But instinct still kicks in
And you have no choice but to dig,
Frantically and haphazardly fighting for your life,
Even though there is a fifty-percent chance
That you are only making your grave deeper.
I made my grave deeper,
I dug into myself instead of outward,
Unable to differentiate
Between self-destruction and freedom.
No one seems to understand
That I thought I was escaping.
When they finally found me
My body was covered in claw marks
And they just assumed I went mad,
But under all that weight
I could've sworn I was headed toward the light,
I could've sworn I was fighting for my life
Instead of throwing it away.



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on Apr. 9 2014 at 2:29 am
mereCat PLATINUM, Horsham, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"I am finally colouring inside the lines I live between"

I don't know how I manage it but every single time I log off this site I somehow forget how many tallented, insightful and expressive teenagers it connects and each time when i log back on and find something else to read I am overwhelmed by people's work all over again. Thank you - this is amazing <3 

on Mar. 27 2014 at 12:48 pm
Hbkooy PLATINUM, Champaign, Illinois
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Beautiful. I love it. :)

on Mar. 27 2014 at 2:23 am
life_worth_living BRONZE, Tucson, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"Promise me you'll always remember: your braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem,and smarter than you think." Christopher Robin to Pooh.

I like what you said, I can relate.


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