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paper cuts

March 3, 2023
By Anonymous

While I bend and burn and break

fire reigns

A million shattered pieces punctuate

the fragments of dreams I once dared to whisper

I don’t want to be here anymore.

I don’t want to be here.

I don’t want to be.

I don’t want to.

I don’t want.

I don’t.


close my eyes

count to five

one- i breath

two- i whisper

three- i choke

four- i cry

five- i scream

so loud the windows shatter

as glass falls in, i reach out my arms

for only a piercing embrace

can muffle my pain

let my pain be exemplified

you will think that you see me


you’ve solved my case

you’ll write narratives of a tragic hero 

returning home 

broken from war


save your red poppies for the dead

i deserve no medals for papercuts

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on Mar. 27 at 2:47 pm
They-dont-want-Me BRONZE, Pottsboro Texas, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
If you don't get it right the first time just try try try again

this is so wonderful <3!!

on Mar. 9 at 2:13 pm
PoisonIvy22 BRONZE, Windom, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Never believe anyone who tells you that you don't deserve what you want." -Taylor Swift
"If you can believe in something great, then you can achieve something great." -Katy Perry

This is so beautiful!

on Mar. 8 at 1:41 pm
DrunkVanilla PLATINUM, Çatalköy, Kyrenia, Other
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this is so good! i wish you didn't make it anonymous so i could check out your other work, too :')

on Mar. 8 at 10:05 am
ThePoetUnlynched SILVER, Collingswood, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"It's true, Batsy! I know everything. And kinda like the kid who peeks at his Christmas presents, I must admit, it’s sadly anti-climactic. Behind all the sturm and batarangs, you’re just a little boy in a playsuit, crying for mommy and daddy!" — Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker

“Smile, because it confuses people. Smile, because it’s easier than explaining what is killing you inside.” ― The Joker

“Let’s put a smile on that face!” – The Joker

may I just say, WOW. this was absolutely earth-shattering, I love it.