Cuts and Tears

December 31, 2009
By , Billerica, MA
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."

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GabriellaMargarita said...
Jun. 14, 2012 at 8:25 pm
Oh my! THIS IS AMAZING! Flows perfectly :D Good Job!
Paige_Marie said...
May 1, 2012 at 8:43 am
AMAZING! i love, love, loved it! Its is very similar to a situation i have been in. =) keep on writing <3
BlackClouds1 said...
May 1, 2012 at 7:46 am
This is a really good sonnet! It had really good rhythm and really good uses of figurative language. Keep writing!
Ambs,T said...
Apr. 1, 2012 at 10:28 pm
i can relate to this a lot. i dated a guy that's like that but i think i helped him a least i hope i did.
Ambs,T said...
Apr. 1, 2012 at 10:25 pm
Hey, this sounds a lot like something that has happened to me. you're not the only one.
ZaNeesa said...
Nov. 7, 2011 at 6:43 pm
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!
nikka12345678999 said...
Aug. 11, 2011 at 1:55 pm
i really love this sonnet mainly because its relatable...and the way you ended it with "from another"just friends"" phenomenal trully inspirational
Keli123 said...
Aug. 11, 2011 at 2:02 am
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 :)
D_Beauty said...
Oct. 29, 2010 at 8:10 am
Wow, I'm absolutely love this poem. It speaks to past cutters and cutters now. Keep up the good work. It really touched me. 
Angel.Lynn said...
Jul. 11, 2010 at 5:39 pm
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...
Apr. 14, 2010 at 11:45 am
This poem is deep, it hit me deep inside, Great Job(:♥
Meghan M. said...
Apr. 14, 2010 at 11:41 am
this poem really does relate to a lot of people, good job :)
Marisa T. said...
Apr. 14, 2010 at 9:00 am
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...
Apr. 14, 2010 at 8:53 am
It was so sad but it touched me.
EmmmyxD said...
Apr. 14, 2010 at 8:48 am

I Really Liked Your Poem(:

It Was Easy To Understand The Meaning Of It(:

salamander254 said...
Mar. 23, 2010 at 7:56 am
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 said...
Mar. 1, 2010 at 4:52 pm
amazing. i could tell how emotional and personal that is to you. you've got mad talent
logo24 said...
Feb. 3, 2010 at 1:54 pm
AWESOME! that was amazing! that should SOooooo be published!
logo24 replied...
Feb. 3, 2010 at 1:55 pm
and it was really personal too which made it so much more interesting!
XenonGThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Feb. 3, 2010 at 1:57 pm
haha thanks a ton Logo24 :-)
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