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Poem About Cutting Wrists

This is a poem of a girl that cut herself. This is a real story that I have lived through and thought I should share it because it is not a good thing to do so I hope that this does not happen to you! (I never got stitches though) (sp)

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© Kassie

Published on November 2007

Just A Small Cut

Crimson red fills the bowl and I think I'm going to be sick.
With every thing spinning so fast I cannot breath.
Walls closing in and everything fades.
Fashes of light come by, one, by one.
Feeling sleepy not knowing your name.
Not knowing mine.
There it is. my favorite thing of all this,
ah the feeling of pain is gone from before and new form enters me.
Laying here waiting for you to come home.
I open my eyes and see flashes of you and me from before you went.
You walk inside.
You call to me and wait for an answer.
You hear small light breaths coming from the bathroom.
thinking it is me, you walk down the hall with a smile.
the kind that makes your knees go week.
You walk in. Oh god, is all you can think.
I'm trying to look up at you but I can't move.
a cold chill comes over me as you pick me up.
You say we are going to the hospital and that everything will be ok.
You rush me in.
Blood running down.
The nurse rushes you to a bed so I can lay down.
I can hear you asking her something.
But I can't make out the words.
I feel something cold and wet touch my face then my arm.
I feel the prick of a sharp object go in my right arm.
The nurse says that I need stitches because the wound is to deep.
I feel the thread go in and out through my arm.
And a band-aid go around and around.
After I have slept for two days they let you in.
I can move again and open my eyes.
You say that I got 76 stitches because the cuts were way to deep.
And that I almost died.
I pull off the band-aid and look.
I see over 20 cuts and begin to cry.
You tell me its ok and we will get some help.
About 5 years later.
We have two to deal with ourselves.
Jake and Emma.
A beautiful baby boy and baby girl.
The scars are still there.
Some times I wish I could go back 5 years and change what I did do so I can make it right.


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  • by Caiden Ireland, Australia/Brisbane
  • 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely poem showing what the effects of cutting can do in the present and future and how you'll regret what you've done. Taking, attempting to take one's or another's life can affect you deeply through emotional pain in the future and fill you with regret, so even if you feel like cutting is the only way to make your life more peaceful, it's not and will only bring you more pain.


  • by Harley, Plymouth IN
  • 2 months ago

I'm 13 and I cut... I cut where people won't usually expect people to cut at, waist, thighs, etc... I wanna stop so bad and am bullied at school for a lot of things especially for cutting. I don't cut deep but I cut deep enough to bleed. I wanna stop.... God please help me.


  • by Alexis J. Oakley, Buffalo NY
  • 3 weeks ago

Harley, I don't know how long you have been cutting but believe me it gets better. I started cutting when I was almost 11, and now I'm 16. Still depressed, suicidal, you can add on PTSD, anxiety, and a panic disorder if you like. I know how hard it can be to stop. I'm still going through it. But it is not a matter of how long you can go without cutting or how deep you go. I think it's about being able to take it day by day. To be able to take one urge a day and say "no. I am better than this. I'm gonna be okay". Believe me, It sucks. if you slip up, you slip up. you're human. Just don't go through it alone, or think that you're gonna be better overnight. It takes time. All anyone can ask of you is to try your best. Stay safe love.


  • by Hailey-Nicole Waggoner, Kentucky
  • 6 months ago

I am 15 years old and been harming for over a year. I have depression, and anxiety. It has been really hard for me to stop because it has affected me in so many ways. I get bullied at school just because of my scars that are on my arms, hands, shoulder, both hips, both legs, and my stomach. I have been bullied for a long time. I have been in treatment for this. All of my family knows that I self harm because my mother told them. I always think that everything is my fault, which most of the time it is because I am the one who normally gets blamed for stuff.
At first harming myself was fun until my friends started to notice my mood changes and my arms had been covered for over a month. I was in Hawai'i when I started to self harm. I was being bullied to the point where I wanted to kill myself.
But to everyone that self harms: Please don't put yourself through this, it is not worth it because you are just killing yourself slowly and you are just hurting your family and yourself.


  • by Nataya
  • 11 months ago

This poem is the perfect example of deep, raw emotion. After reading all the other stories here, I feel as though I'm blessed in my life. We all go through many difficult things in life. And it's probably more painful than physical pain itself. And sure, it'll leave permanent scars on your heart, but the scars that you self inflict on yourself will just be another reminder of the scars on your heart. Why must you remind yourself everyday of the pain that's twice as worse? Please, stop it. I beg of those who self harm, don't. It may be a getaway from all your problems, but honestly, in the end your problems won't disappear. Hold your head high, take them headstrong, and punch your problems in the face! Problems are temporary, memories are the past, words are just another form of noise, and self harming just hides your beauty. Don't hide, let someone know because YOU are worth it! Sorry about my little rant, but this is a sentimental topic for me. And if you're up against bullies or people physically hurting you, then grow some balls or learn tae kwan do and punch the sucker in the face. You could be doing so much other things than taking someone else's crap. Oh, if I didn't mention: Awesome poem! :)


  • by Karen, Tulsa Ok
  • 1 year ago

I'm 15 and uses to cut. I went through a lot of stuff when I was only about 6/7 I started cutting last year. At first it was just to have fun but then I started to hear different stories from my friends.
I found blades in my room there were about 7-15 little blades and I started cutting then. But now I didn't want to stop I felt relief while cutting it was the only way I could make sure I still had feelings. I had an argument with my boyfriend about 20 min ago it was all about my mistakes. I feel like cutting but I know he will find out.
He told me that if I ever did it again. I was inpatient in July and stayed there for about a whole week. My mom called cops on me and that same day I was taken. My mom warned me that if I ever hurt myself again she's not going to get me out she doesn't know that there are other parts to cut. I don't want to but I feel like I should.


  • by Sabrena Compton, Kentucky
  • 1 year ago

I am 15, I have depression and anxiety. My parents fight all the time, they don't live together anymore but talk about getting back together but continue to fight. I had long hair until I cut it off now it's short and I get call names like " Boy , Ugly , Whore , Emo , Dike " I don't know what I did to deserve this. I overdosed in February, I wanted to die but didn't. Now I just want to cut myself, I feel like everyone hates me and nobody would even care if I was alive. I make straight A's but I feel like it's not enough I have to cook dinner every night or my brother and sister don't eat. I am "too skinny " people say and I've been holding in so much but I tell myself everyday that I will be okay. When really I just don't want to be here anymore , I cry every night and try to stay strong because my Granny wouldn't want me to die like that. My parents put me in counseling for a while then I stopped and I honestly have no clue what to do with myself other than cut.


  • by Kat Willim, South Carolina
  • 1 year ago

I'm 13, and have been cutting since I was 10. I started because a man almost raped me on my way home from school. My mom found out about a year ago, and she started taking me to therapy, but that didn't help at all. I have scars six inches long on my sides and collarbone, and over 70 along my arms and wrists. I'm bullied all the time for it, and I can't help but cut more and more. My parents took me out of school for a while, and now I'm at a private school were people are "nicer". I've tried suicide over twelve times, but I'm always found before I can bleed out and slip into that blessed darkness.


  • by Vanessa Matshazi, Bezvalley
  • 1 year ago

I'm almost 18 now and I've been cutting for more than 5 years. I have also attempted to kill myself but it never worked. Cutting is all I have. It numbs my emotional pain to a certain extent. People think I'm crazy but if I don't cut I really will go crazy. It is my way of dealing with things.


  • by Joshua Miller
  • 1 year ago

I'm 16, I've been cutting since I was five. Everyone calls me emo, even my friends. I hide all my scars and cuts because people judge me from them, every time I take a walk. people say "look it's the emo, I bet he cuts himself for fun" then they walk over and take my wrist and see my scares, they say "cut much emo" they push me and stuff.. what they don't know is that all this affects me, my parents don't know, my brothers and sisters don't know. No one knows the pain I feel inside, and they won't know until its too late...


  • by Alyssa, WA
  • 2 years ago

I am 15 years old and I cut myself it's not too bad of cuts. My friends that I told tried to get me help and they just what me to stop but I can't stop this is my way to get my feelings about myself and it's hard to stop to. I want to stop but it's so hard to. My mom doesn't even know and some people I told I feel I shouldn't have told them. I feel ugly and worthless and like nobody would care about if I died I feel like I should die. I cry every night cause I have so much pain inside.


  • by Caitlyn
  • 2 years ago

I'm going through the same thing I'm almost 14 and I've been so depressed lately. My past is a horror movie that never ends and I can never stop it. Cutting is the only way I can feel my pain. It doesn't take the pain away but it just helps and when you do it once you can't stop.


  • by Sandra, Jordan
  • 2 years ago

I'm 15 years old, and cutting is the best way to recover!
My boyfriend is such an asshole, yesterday was valentines day & so he left me. Alone!
I went home crying, and begun to cut!
I have an eating disorder too, anxiety & depression!
God please help me!


  • by Keava Tucker, SC
  • 3 years ago

I'm 13 years old and I cut when I read this poem chill went down my spine. I've cut only 2-3 inches deep, sometimes deeper. My school found out and they didn't suspend me but they felt like I need some time to be off from school. Cutting is not good but I can't help to cut when I'm feeling sad or overwhelmed.


  • by Kate
  • 3 years ago

Going through the same thing exactly, I'm 17 and my father hates me I know it he is always yelling I never see my mom he wants me to stay at home, little does he know what he makes me do to myself behind closed doors, I've grown to hate myself..... so why live


  • by California, Sulley
  • 4 years ago

I cut.. I'm 15 and I cut., I'm sure everyone knows, I don't hide it. But I never speak of it. I've tried to kill myself. I cut a vein, took pills, jumped in front cars, swallowed glass, tied a rope up in my room. (if my cousin, didn't walk in id be dead) I disturbed dangerous people. I ran away once to get out of cutting and killing myself. But I was found....I even ran toward a train coming! I've tried everything. No matter what I try and how many times, it wont let me. Cutting is all I got. I love to sleep, cuz its the closest thing to being dead...


  • by Jo
  • 4 years ago

Well, I think I'm a little bit afraid now... I'm 16 and walking through kind of a similar situation (about cutting myself), and I know it hurts...sometimes I want to cry, but I still don't know why.
My baby sister knows, my best friend does as well, and everyday at school I can feel everyone is looking at me.
And once again I say why?
such sadness...sometimes I wish I was dead...


  • by Vanessa, California
  • 5 years ago

OH MY!!! I am so sorry you had to go through this, but I know how you feel with it, seeing as I have gone through something very similar.. I'm still struggling through it, and its hard to over-come, but it seems you really wish you didn't do it, and that's amazing and so great.. I wish you the best with your spouse and children


  • by Tivo
  • 5 years ago

That happened to me too.. its not good. I hope no one else does it.


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