Cutting | Teen Ink


December 14, 2007
By yamaha21 GOLD, West Bend, Wisconsin
yamaha21 GOLD, West Bend, Wisconsin
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My skin separates leaving a sea of

blood, flowing down my left arm.

I smile 'cause i know I'm alive.

I have got yet through another day

of this. . .

My mind wanders to a blank,

leaving my eyes to draw back.

My breath shortens to a gasp.

I'm ready for my second cut.

Tears roll down my cheeks.

I feel relieved once again,

marking yesterday's spot. . .

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on Jan. 31 2012 at 8:49 am
chloena_garrett GOLD, Colorado City, Texas
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At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

A poem is never finished, only abandoned.

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.

5/5 I can relate. Your are great at writing. Can you check out some of my poems, comment and rate?

on Dec. 9 2011 at 9:35 am
ilokakjid3 BRONZE, Oakridge, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
Make jokes. no stress. love. live. life. proceed. progress

This reminds me of myself. I stopped about a year ago, but I still think about doing it..

on Nov. 17 2011 at 9:35 pm
BrilliantInnocence SILVER, Edina, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
" I'm not perfect, I'm perfectly flawed," Amy Lee
“Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary." -Gerard Way

I can totally relate to you! It's refreshing, exhilirating , but addicting! You should try to stop, I'm trying to, it's hard but it will be worth it later on!

on Oct. 30 2011 at 12:57 pm
justsmileanddance PLATINUM, Montgomery, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
-Albus Dumbledore

i can totally relate. i just wish i could put it into words like you do

savyi BRONZE said...
on Sep. 25 2011 at 2:17 pm
savyi BRONZE, Minerva Ohio, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
not all scars show not all wounds heal sometimes u cant see the pain someone feels___i forget who wrote it but i love it:)

i really like this i really can relate you should read some of mine and comment what u think <3

on Jul. 7 2011 at 3:18 pm
xximjustmexx PLATINUM, Oak Forest, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
There's no god. There's no religion. There's only life, what you do with YOUR life, who YOU let affect YOUR life. Bad things happen to everyone, you just have to learn to deal with them.

5/5 I can totally relate. I feel the same way. Can you please vote and comment on my peoms?

on Jul. 4 2011 at 3:58 am
lovetildeath GOLD, Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
I'm selfish, impatient, & a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control, & at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
- Marilyn Monroe

This is really good.I cut myself too just to keep me alive.Its good to know there are more people who do it.Just stop eventually because you don't want permanent scars.

hope95 SILVER said...
on Jun. 27 2011 at 10:40 pm
hope95 SILVER, Hamilton, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
life is hard but death is cruel so put your big girl boots on and deal with it. my life has been harsh but im learning to deal with it one day at a time. life is like a box of chocolates, you never know watchya gonna get:)

Same with me

on Jun. 25 2011 at 1:34 pm
mel_aka_mic BRONZE, Warsaw, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may just be the world."

I love this. I really do. It helps me realize I'm not the only one that feels this way.

Lazara SILVER said...
on Jun. 22 2011 at 10:32 pm
Lazara SILVER, Sagamore, Massachusetts
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What is a butterfly, but caterpillar at rest

I loved the poem! Exactly how I feel when I use to cut! Well written. Keep on writting, but stop the cutting. It feels better when you stop, then when you really do.

Coop123 BRONZE said...
on May. 31 2011 at 9:50 am
Coop123 BRONZE, Mt. Airy, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
Deja vu'! This is the part where I tell you to SHUT UP!!!

I love the part where " I know im alive."

Coop123 BRONZE said...
on May. 31 2011 at 9:49 am
Coop123 BRONZE, Mt. Airy, Maryland
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Deja vu'! This is the part where I tell you to SHUT UP!!!

Thats soooo deep. But i really love it.

on May. 24 2011 at 1:39 am
HayleySantana, Pacific Palisades, California
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Beautiful. exactly how i feel.

kewdee GOLD said...
on May. 2 2011 at 11:00 am
kewdee GOLD, Kaysville, Utah
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I totally understand your poem! It's so true! I cut too, just to know that I'm alive, it's a kind of comfort.

on Feb. 20 2011 at 10:05 pm
hopelessromantic17 BRONZE, Chicago, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Never give up on love. In the end, it is what will save you.

This is so meaningful.  The line "I smile 'cause I know I'm alive" definitely struck a nerve.  It's very true. Keep writing!

on Jan. 28 2011 at 3:19 pm
Same story here. 

on Dec. 23 2010 at 12:01 pm
xKortnix BRONZE, New Gloucester, Maine
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Favorite Quote:
"Reach up your hand... And take a star."
-Langston Hughes
"I try to lie as much as I can when I'm interviewed. It's reversed phsycology; I figure if I lie, they'll print the truth."
-River J. Phoenix

I love this. I don't cut to die, I cut to make sure I'm still alive.

on Nov. 3 2010 at 6:20 pm
wind.and.rain.again BRONZE, Amherst, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"What is it you wish to do with your one wild and precious life?" Mary Oliver

meaningful poem. its really in the present, going detail by detail.

on Oct. 30 2010 at 8:51 am
xXxdancing_for_rainxXx, San Pedro, California
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i really liked this. that's one of the reasons i do it, too- to feel alive. great job, and keep it up!

on Oct. 18 2010 at 11:56 am
billlover420 GOLD, Justin, Texas
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Boy, when you're dead, they really fix you up. I hope to hell when I do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the river or something. Anything except sticking me in a goddam cemetery.  People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday, and all that crap. Who wants flowers when you're dead? Nobody. ~J.D. Salinger,The Catcher in the Rye,

i like this poem alot it is really good it seems real like you know someone who dose this or something like that it is really good and i love it