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I’ll write a story,
Silver sharp knife in hand
beige, soft skin on the table
the scribbling begins
first just lightly scraping the surface
of the life underneath the façade,
then deep gashes in the pride
revealing the hideous truth
You don’t like it
so you take it and fold it into wings
perfectly imperfect
they crash into the walls of your mind
which you can’t seem to escape ….

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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massiekur said...
Apr. 15, 2011 at 12:58 pm
thank you for making my day by sharing this poem with those who need to hear they're not alone, like me.
 
callie15 said...
Mar. 24, 2011 at 6:44 pm
wow...all i can say is brava!
 
Shan231 said...
Mar. 2, 2011 at 8:26 am
I liked reading this poem because it is about a lot how i felt when i cut. this poem is great to read.
 
sethmeyerslover1234 said...
Jan. 28, 2011 at 6:06 pm
oh my goshness this is a great poem i loved it maybe you should show his poem to demi lavato.god i was speechless after i read this poem and i absoulty love the picture u used.
 
Sabrina1234 said...
Dec. 17, 2010 at 1:56 pm
Exactly how I feel. Great work! :D
 
mrs.america said...
May 19, 2010 at 11:15 am
WOW! true story of a cutter all the more i use to be one
 
Fabizzle said...
Jan. 8, 2010 at 6:05 pm
Speechles. All i could say is that you said the true story of a cutter, with out saying the literal story of a cutter..
 
drowning-in-sorrow said...
Dec. 6, 2009 at 1:10 am
i cut myself an this was said perfectly.
 
sethmeyerslover1234 replied...
Jan. 28, 2011 at 6:07 pm
the 1st step is admitting you have a problome. im glad you stopped when people in the world are hurting it makes me want to cry!
 
WriiteO2iinspiire said...
Nov. 25, 2009 at 9:23 am
This really spoke to me and stoof out.
Great Job
 
Paig3Cagl3 said...
Nov. 6, 2009 at 2:53 pm
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
Lovely poem darling =]
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romance_lover This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 12, 2009 at 12:46 pm
i am amazed...you portrayed the emotion perfectly.....im speechless.
 
blackamethyst said...
Sept. 20, 2009 at 4:34 pm
oh, wow. amazing, moving, and breathtaking.
 
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