Category Archives: self-harm

Scars

I will not hide my scars away The way you think I should. Each scar will always tell the story Of a day I could.. A day I thought I couldn’t bear To take another breath; When life felt so … Continue reading

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Myself and I

I look in the mirror and it tells me dark lies; It shows me a woman I’ve learnt to despise, It shows me a woman who’s bad through and through, Who’s wicked and ugly and arrogant too. It shows me … Continue reading

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One Day

One day we’ll look back at this time that was hard, And whilst we’ll be tired and battered and scarred, We’ll be alive, and the scars will have healed, And the fact we survived will protect us: a shield. For … Continue reading

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Hurt etched in his skin

When he hurt, But no one saw it, He thought Am I hurt at all? Am I really feeling pain Did I invent it all? Because the pain Within his head Was not etched On his skin, He had no … Continue reading

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You ask me why I cut myself

[Today is self-harm awareness day] You ask me why, I don’t have the words to tell you. You ask me why, But I don’t know myself, You ask me why, I wish I had an answer, You ask me why, … Continue reading

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Between hard and impossible

Between hard and impossible, The place he resides, With dark thoughts in his head And clenched fists by his sides, He can choose between Making the pain go away, But in ways that he shouldn’t, Or so they all say. … Continue reading

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Surviving

Each wound a jagged edge With which he’d have to live. Each scar a tale told, Retold ad infinitum. Each cut, further proof Of a life that hurt too much. But each day lived A survivor’s tale. Surviving Not living; … Continue reading

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