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February 9, 2012
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I tried to count my scars,
But I couldn't tell
Where one began
And another ended.

So I tried to count the cuts,
But I couldn't, because
Blood smeared across my skin,
Connecting them like a thin,
Red veil of pain.

And so I cried.
I cried a single tear, because
When I need to cry,
I can't.

Finally, I sat down,
And put pen to paper,
Or fingers to keys.
And tried to write my emotions.
But I couldn't, because
I don't know how to tell the world
What I feel like,
When I have no right.

I looked from the blood stained tissues,
Across my torn body,
Into my own eyes, reflected perfectly by the mirror before me.
Another tear was pulled from my eyes by gravity.
By this invisible force that makes me
Oh, so, miserable.
"And too much blood has flown from the wrists,
Of the children shamed for those they chose to kiss.
Who will rise to stop the blood?" - Rise Against, Make it Stop (September's Children)

I don't really know where I was going. I just I hurt and needed some sort of way of getting it out of my system, even if it's in a shit, half-hearted attempt at a poem.... Ah hell...

EDIT: Thank you SO much, for the overwhelming response I got. I do read every single comment, I really do, because it means so much to me. I am so greatful for all of your support. Thank you for every single fave and comment. It's brought tears to my eyes and a big smile to my face, a smile I haven't had in a very long time: a genuine smile of happiness. Thank you, thanky you, thank you!
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Artforme28 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
It made me cry.... Thank you, I need tears.....
BeautyPanda Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing work....makes the reader really feel...
CaliGalLA Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
this was great....been there, felt was amazing!
99fluffball Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
are you okay?
88monkies Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
I like your writing very much

It's a darker sort of poetry, but one I feel many can relate to
and, the flow is superb
chaoscat6787 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
funny cause alot of people think talking actualy helps........ some who cant talk to others.... turn to cutting as release..... in my opinion it helps
chaoscat6787 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
i feel your pain in this.....and belive me when i say......i am right their with it
Write-Then-Think Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Writer
Oh jeez, I don't really know where to start. I've felt the way you did in the middle of last year. I really enjoyed feeling the way you described and the flow. Very well done! I hope to see you smiling more often.
kewkie123 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
1- that is my all time favorite song by rise against, i think its beautiful and it has a special meaning to me
2- this poem is fantastic, i dont know how manytimes i have felt this way, how many times ive looked at my scars and wanted to just vent about my feelings, to yell and to scream, turely amazing
Dawnmoon13 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist
I didn't really realize the meaning of the song the first time I heard it. When I did get it, I burst into tears. And thank you <3
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