Just One Second

December 27, 2017
By Anonymous

I know that if I give you a bottle of pills or a blade,
Without thinking you will hurt yourself.
I know this has been hard for you,
It was for me too.
And I know that the only thing you want to do now is to erase the feeling of emptiness from you mind and scream,
And I know because you can't scream,
You will cut your flesh and watch it bleed.
Your blood will flow and cry the tears that you didn't even know.
You will feel good for that one moment you didn't think.
But do think. For just one second, think.
Drop the blade.
Throw away the bottle of pills.
Say f*** it.
The breath that you lost when you realised this was it,
Regain it.
And for just once, live through it

The author's comments:

My anxiety disorder had made me self harm and I eventually got over it after a lot of help from doctors and family.


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on Jan. 7 at 4:23 pm
un_named PLATINUM, Olympia, Washington
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I've been through a similar situation, this poem really captured how difficult it is to be dealing with mental illness.


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