Cuts and Tears

December 31, 2009
By Anonymous

Cuts and Tears
It comes down heavy.
Like a bag of stone.
The baggage I carry.
To you is unknown.
'Cause I saw it coming.
Before it was seen.
He showed the signs.
I know what this means.
But he's done this to me
Twice before this.
Never thought I'd regret
That last goodbye kiss.
Should've seen it coming.
Could've slowed it down.
Naïveté crushed me.
I'm barely a noun…
I'm nothing without him.
But he was repressed.
Should have figured, because
He was so badly depressed.
But the blood on his knife
Was spewed from his wrist.
Brought him pain, but mostly pleasure.
And he clenched up his fist.
And he said that he loved me.
But his scars rule his mind.
One minute he's in love.
The next he's "just…fine…"
So we're "just friends".
At least in his head.
But the torment he caused me
Shall not be shed.
My pillow is tear filled
He slices his skin
Because of what he did to me.
I'm torturing him.
Seven cuts in one night.
He broke my heart again.
And a third heart broken.
From another "Just Friend."


The author's comments:
Inspired by my best friend/ex boyfriend;a cutter.

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on Jun. 14 2012 at 8:25 pm
GabriellaMargarita BRONZE, North Haven, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"...love is strong as death, jealousy is fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the LORD. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it." ~Song of Solomon 8: 6b-7b

Oh my! THIS IS AMAZING! Flows perfectly :D Good Job!

on May. 1 2012 at 8:43 am
Lonley_Flame SILVER, Clymer, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"'I love you' is eight letters... So is 'Bullshit'" ;)

AMAZING! i love, love, loved it! Its is very similar to a situation i have been in. =) keep on writing <3

on May. 1 2012 at 7:46 am
BlackCloudsLover SILVER, Waterford, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"I am imagination. I can see what the eyes cannot see. I can hear what the ears cannot hear. I can feel what the heart cannot feel."

This is a really good sonnet! It had really good rhythm and really good uses of figurative language. Keep writing!

Ambs,T said...
on Apr. 1 2012 at 10:28 pm
Ambs,T, Roanoke, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Act on your impulse, swallow the bottle, cut a little deeper, put the gun to your chest. Ellen Hopkins-Impulse

i can relate to this a lot. i dated a guy that's like that but i think i helped him a little.at least i hope i did.

Ambs,T said...
on Apr. 1 2012 at 10:25 pm
Ambs,T, Roanoke, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Act on your impulse, swallow the bottle, cut a little deeper, put the gun to your chest. Ellen Hopkins-Impulse

Hey, this sounds a lot like something that has happened to me. you're not the only one.

ZaNeesa BRONZE said...
on Nov. 7 2011 at 6:43 pm
ZaNeesa BRONZE, Atlanta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
Never let anybody tell you who you are because at the end of the day nobody knows you better than yourself.

this poem is so sad and i kinda can relate and i love the way you ended it with " just another friend " . i loved it. ! i wish i knew who you were so i could give your props but you're anon. but anyway. PROPS to you!

on Aug. 11 2011 at 1:55 pm
nikka12345678999 BRONZE, New Orleans, Louisiana
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Favorite Quote:
hold fast to dreams for if dreams die life is a broken wing bird that cannot fly

i really love this sonnet mainly because its relatable...and the way you ended it with "from another"just friends"" phenomenal trully inspirational

on Aug. 11 2011 at 2:02 am
xKeli826x BRONZE, Middletown, New York
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i like this poem a lot! the part with the "brought him pain but mostly pleasure" really spoke to me. i didnt cut myself but i did burn myself; (which is just an other form of self mutilation and generally the same thing) but thats exactly how i felt about it. i remember when i told my ex. he got so mad at me becuase i told him i did it becuase of him (entirely true) regaurdless im better now and i stopped talking to him last november and havent done it since :)

on Oct. 29 2010 at 8:10 am
D_Beauty BRONZE, Euclid, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way."

Wow, I'm absolutely love this poem. It speaks to past cutters and cutters now. Keep up the good work. It really touched me. 

on Jul. 11 2010 at 5:39 pm
Angel.Lynn GOLD, Livermore, California
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Favorite Quote:
The line that divides good and evil will, now and forever, be blurred.

This poem hit me hard. I am a past cutter but my new boyfriend has helped me to stop. Its wonderful and expressive. I hope u continue to write and I would apprciate if u commented on my work.

ashaaley said...
on Apr. 14 2010 at 11:45 am
ashaaley, Saugus, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
It's never to late to be what you might have been

This poem is deep, it hit me deep inside, Great Job(:♥

Meghanxo said...
on Apr. 14 2010 at 11:41 am
Meghanxo, Saugus, Massachusetts
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this poem really does relate to a lot of people, good job :)

Marisa Titus said...
on Apr. 14 2010 at 9:00 am
Marisa Titus, Saugus, Massachusetts
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This poem is really great i can tell that it relates to many people and it touches many people. It makes them feel that they are not the only ones going through this

AlexSerino said...
on Apr. 14 2010 at 8:53 am
AlexSerino, Saugus, Massachusetts
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It was so sad but it touched me.

asdfgh said...
on Apr. 14 2010 at 8:48 am
asdfgh, Saugus, Massachusetts
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I Really Liked Your Poem(:

It Was Easy To Understand The Meaning Of It(:


on Mar. 23 2010 at 7:56 am
salamander254 BRONZE, Branford, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees."
-Che Guevara

Cutting has ruined my life, I can't get a job because of my scars, I'm failing school because of my time in the psych hospital, I emotionally break down when I havent cut, my friends hate me because of the pain Ive put them through, and my parents cant look at me anymore. This poem reminds of my friend Margaret, my cutting hurts her more than anyone I know.

TNT25 SILVER said...
on Mar. 1 2010 at 4:52 pm
TNT25 SILVER, Johnstown, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Pain is just weakness leaving the body"

amazing. i could tell how emotional and personal that is to you. you've got mad talent

on Feb. 3 2010 at 2:15 pm
homewardbound, Billerica, Massachusetts
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no problem XenonG :D lol...

on Feb. 3 2010 at 2:02 pm
xenon333 PLATINUM, Billerica, Massachusetts
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Oh that's sweet, Rae!

on Feb. 3 2010 at 2:01 pm
xenon333 PLATINUM, Billerica, Massachusetts
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thanks heaven. yeah i kinda get it but y'know it's hard to understand without experience. Thanks anyway :) PS. if you couldn't tell, i'm the author :)


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