Emo Poem

I wrote this poem during my English class. I was cutting myself pretty deep and crying my hardest. I wrote this poem out of depression. I hope you like it.

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You can be athletic and emo. Emo is in your head or how you feel. People associate the look with sad people.

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Emo's Have Feelings Too


Published: March 2009

Emo's have hearts and feelings,
they cut themselves
that's why there always bleeding,
Emo's have hell in their lives
that's why they always cry,
people say their "stupid",
people say their "dumb"
but nobody knows that I am one.
with our layered cuts and highlighted hair,
you'll catch us in the streets
we are everywhere.
some Emo's really want to die
that's why they are always trying to commit suicide.
please help them
there's not much time!!
hurry before they lose their lives!!
please help them
before its too late!!
or would you rather
have a heart full of hate??



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  • Tianna Gurley by Tianna Gurley
  • 5 years ago

I am a cutter I have been for a while and people are calling me emo and making jokes and it just makes things worse. I have tried to kill myself and I know some people who have so help them before it's to late.

  • Matthew by Matthew, England
  • 5 years ago

I have cut twice now, I'm 15. I cut only because I have to live with the fact that the one girl that I have truly loved now for 4 years would never like me and that I am going to be alone. I have only been rejected by girls and I long for a relationship. People don't know what it is like to love a girl and then when you ask her if she liked you then when she responds no. My heart shatters and I spend the next 3 hours crying and cutting. I hate my awful sensitivity to girls because I cry at anything bad that has happened the her. If either her or I could live I would chose her. The pain of love is greater than any pain I have caused myself when I broke my arms. Life is painful.

  • Alex Murdock by Alex Murdock
  • 3 years ago

Don't let that girl get to you. I am sure that a whole bunch of people have said this, but one day you will get the girl of your dreams. Heck, if she doesn't like you, just remember that anything can happen. My tip is to befriend her first. Become her best guy friend, then work from there. This is what my boyfriend did to me. I honestly started to fall for him as soon as we started hanging out more, and I know what it's like to cut and stuff. I was manipulated, and raped, and I thought life was going to be sucky like that, but it gets way better.

  • Marilyn by Marilyn
  • 6 years ago

I've never been the emo girl... Not the preppy one... On the outside I'm the outgoing one the friend that comes and goes but is never truly missed when she's gone... I just have to say that yes, I cut ... Yes, I cry. And I feel like nobody gets me. But I know I'm different I'm not a genius ... Or talented ... I'm just my .. Broken bruised abused by myself .

  • Sara by Sara
  • 6 years ago

I am emo and a cutter. This poem is so true but not all emo's can heal. I am 15 and I have tons of people try to help me but I think if you just try to stand with me not against me; and help me make it through not stop. Not saying this poem is not true cuz some emo people do heal but some don't and we all just have to accept that our lives are living hell and that we are going to keep going to get to the other side. Because if you are going through hell just keep going till the end. till the very last step.

  • Becca by Becca
  • 6 years ago

Last year my parents found out I cut so they put me in a hospital and my so called best friend told everyone at my school and now they make fun of me and say I'm doing it for attention I just want to die.

  • Thomas Dowling by Thomas Dowling
  • 6 years ago

I'm sorry I don't remember your name but in the poem you said that only emo cuts. that's not true I am an athletic person who plays almost every sport and who has like the whole school as friends. but I cut even though I'm pretty popular. Not all popular kid's are perfect. Trust me it's not what you think. anyways I'm involved in a lot of things but deep down I cut it hurts but when your angry or depressed it's what will keep your mind off things., you're not alone us popular kids cut too.

  • Kyle Blaney by Kyle Blaney
  • 1 year ago

You can be athletic and emo. Emo is in your head or how you feel. People associate the look with sad people.

  • Ashlyn by Ashlyn, Amarillo
  • 7 years ago

I'm gothic/emo and I just hate my life. I do think about killing myself. I'm always stressed. My own parents don't even accept me cause I'm "different". The only person who understands is my best friend Bailey. My parents found out that I was cutting myself they wanted to give me a special doctor. I am not telling no stranger my problems so screw that. I just can't take this anymore.

  • Jess by Jess
  • 7 years ago

My name is Jess and I've been a cutter for 6 years. Most people in my life don't know about it, and sometimes that hurts but I know it's for the best. I was raped for 5 years of my life and never told anyone until a couple years ago. The pain and guilt eats away at me everyday, and cutting is the only way I know how to deal with it.

  • Tasma. by Tasma.
  • 7 years ago

I have been cutting for about 2 years or so I'm in year 9 now, and school is slowly getting better sometimes I feel like I want to give trying to make things better, my family don't help. and I get so angry that I cry I have a really bad temper but I have learnt to control it.
I just want to say I feel for anyone who gets picked on because they are emo, we can't help who we are and maybe if people took the time to help us instead of judging us life would be easier. much love xx

  • The Girl In The Corner by The Girl In The Corner
  • 7 years ago

I'm a so called "Emo" and have been for years. None of my friends know because I have to stay strong for them, they absolutely cannot worry about me or my cutting. This poem really spoke to me. Sure, my friends don't know I'm Emo, but I do stick up for those who are being made fun of, because I'm in their places at the same time... I hope people grow up instead of influence more suicides in the future.

  • Stephannie Mossiah by Stephannie Mossiah
  • 7 years ago

I'm Emo. Everyone knows, they just avoid me, avoid talking to me. I'm ignored and invisible.
Although I'm dying of loneliness and heartbreak, I think I'm better off feeling the way I feel,
being the way I am. B/c it gives me the freedom to express myself, instead of being caught, trap as a fake.

  • Breanna by Breanna
  • 7 years ago

Ok emo comes from the music EMOtive hardcore not cutting. Emo is also a style NOT cutting the relation is emo=dark colors=sadness= in some cases cutting it's not they are all equal it's a chart. The emo style has many dark colors when people are sad they like those colors because it is similar to how they feel.

  • Anna by Anna
  • 7 years ago

I am Emo. When I was in 6th grade my friend told everybody what I did and my step mother convinced my dad that I needed to be put on suicide watch and put in the psych ward. that was 3 years ago and I'm still emo as ever. I cant help it though, I am bipolar and I lash out on myself and no one understands that its the only way that I can continue living my f**ked up life. No one understands. except for my fellow Emo's.....

  • Tayleur by Tayleur
  • 7 years ago

I couldn't agree more with what Keanna said. absolutely no one knows about me (not even my best friends), I don't look emo, and I'm terrible at poetry.

school started the other day. 8th grade.
I just want to take a bathroom pass so I can cut some more.

no one at school knows what I do. I aim to keep it that way as to avoid the teasing and name calling everyone else seems to be experiencing....

  • Jessica by Jessica
  • 8 years ago

I relate a lot. When I was a baby I almost died, also when I was 6 I was molested by my dads friend, and when I was 11 I got raped by my dads friends son (he was 12) and I don't like to talk about my life cause no one listens to me, I'm mostly alone in the world, and a ton of crap is happening in my life that can't be stopped...

  • Keanna by Keanna
  • 8 years ago

I know what you mean...
I don't look emo. but I cut. a lot.
nobody knows my story .
I feel so alone.

  • Tabatha by Tabatha, OH
  • 8 years ago

I'm 16 and I used to be a cutter since I was 14 which was my 8th grade year. My dad had started again and I couldn't handle what they said so I started cutting. About 5 or 6 months ago I had completely gave up and tried to overdose on some pain pills. Everybody in my school had found out at that time that I was cutting and say stupid things like calling me a cutter saying that I was just doing it to get attention. I know how you feel and I do think that it is messed up that people do this because they don't know what we have been through.

  • Bryan Silfee by Bryan Silfee, Pittston PA
  • 8 years ago

I agree with everybody. I'm emo and I hater those types of people because they don't understand nor care enough to understand. All my friends get mad at me a lot but they don't care enough to even ask me why I do it. If they don't care enough to ask then they don't care at all. That's how I feel about it.

  • Josh by Josh, TN
  • 8 years ago

I know how you all feel I've cut myself since I was 11 my parents won't help me they just say "its a phase you'll get over it now stop acting sad" they don't see I'm in total misery. I don't mean to but I take it out on others along with cutting myself but nothing makes me feel any better. I'm the only emo in my school that looks and acts like one and is not a poser so everyone calls me the emo. Suicide isn't worth it because what's the difference between here and there.

  • Victoria by Victoria, SC
  • 8 years ago

omg I know how yall feel I've cut for as long as I can remember bc my mom and five year old brother and I were in a car accident 9 years ago and I was the only survivor :( I miss them so much that I cut myself and sometimes write poems :( not very good though but I totally understand what it feesl like when people talk about you behind your back it's so wrong :(

  • Leah by Leah
  • 8 years ago

I know exactly how you feel I'm a cutter and I go to a private Christian school only one girl there knows about it and she's my best friend. I listen to the jokes daily about how stupid Emo's are and how if they wanna die just let them. I try to keep them off the subject I just wish they understood.

  • Ashley Kemp by Ashley Kemp, Tx
  • 8 years ago

Ok so I don't really think that it is right for people to cut themselves. I know what each and every single one of you is going through. I was teased so much I cried myself to sleep almost every night trying to forget and move on it just seems I can't I remember every little thing that has happened to me well the bad parts cuz they keep playing in my head over and over again . My best friends sometimes say I wish I could just die to get away from this pain, well I did too, until I realized that I might not think that no one cares about me in the world well they do I know God does. My bestie said I'm tried of what this world has to offer me it never offers me anything but this shity life well open your eyes and see the good that is right in front of your eyes it's there somewhere.

  • Austin by Austin
  • 8 years ago

Ok. I'm emo and I cut myself. I don't know what to do. The only person I have right now is my girlfriend. I haven't told one adult yet. I'm too scared to tell my dad. And my ****** step mom is just making everything worse. But I don't care what other teens think of me.

  • Leaseal by Leaseal, Texas
  • 8 years ago

I am a emo and nobody knows. My best friend committed suicide... I found her I did my best to keep her alive but it was not good enough.

  • Sam by Sam, Lebanon
  • 8 years ago

Nicole, I know how you feel, but trust me if you don't do anything about it he will keep on harassing you. You should tell someone who can stop him from doing what he's doing or else nothing would change. Just find the courage inside you to fight for your rights. Don't be weak, because you'll always be a victim if you are weak.

  • Morgan Downes by Morgan Downes
  • 8 years ago

I've cut off and on since I was nine. I'm thirteen now. When I was five, I was raped by my Uncle...I can't tell any of my friends the truth...I just tell them that my mom's an alcoholic and that's why I cut when they ask, which isn't actually a lie because she is in fact an alcoholic. But the truth is that when I was five I was raped by my Uncle, my mother's an alcoholic, my dad has testicular cancer, my aunt has breast cancer, I get made fun of everyday because of how I dress and act, I don't have a boyfriend...never will...and have already started to deal with the fact that I will die alone with 19 cats, I have very little true friends who will talk me out of suicide when I need it.....So I can relate to this story.........

  • Monique Reyes by Monique Reyes
  • 8 years ago

I know how it feels my friends talk behind my back because I'm the only emo in school I feel so alone and so left out so I started to cut myself and all the marks in my wrist bring more painful memories but it helps get the pain out I try to be happy but I think of all these things in my family, all the problems I have, it all hurts inside but I just pretend to be happy because if I'm sad they will just ignore me and I'll be left alone forever someone can help me please :(

  • Sabrina Friend by Sabrina Friend
  • 8 years ago

I know exactly how you feel! Everyday I go to school people point and say "hey look, its the emo!" After awhile I learned to tune them out.

  • Angelica Marie Quinones by Angelica Marie Quinones
  • 8 years ago

I have been lying to myself ever since I turned emo I have been raped 4 times in five weeks and I have never told anyone and I am sick and tired of looking at people like nothing is wrong but the truth is that everything is wrong and the guy that raped me was my brother I hate him with all my heart I will never ever trust him in my room or my house without a razor with me at all times now because everytime I'm next to him or forced to stay with him I take it with me or I have my friends stay with me I am bisexual and I am sick and tired of this treatment :-(

  • Myles by Myles
  • 9 years ago

this is so true when I was at school everybody just cast me out and I felt just like killing myself but there was always 1 person that never left me

  • Ally by Ally, C.A
  • 9 years ago

My friend was emo, can I say one thing. You all may think no one understands but they do. When he would cut and I would try to stop him. he would scream, "I HATE YOU, YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND." Well when you cut yourself it hurts your friends. So maybe you shouldn't judge people who try to stop you. They might be mean about it but it is just because it is not how you say "Your Right". When you hurt yourself you hurt your friends.

  • Kayla by Kayla, Texas
  • 9 years ago

What gets me mad is how people just assume emo's are bad. I'm emo too and I get called names and teased because of it. what other people don't understand is that every emo has a story behind them....

  • Brianna by Brianna, 13
  • 9 years ago

I am not a emo but my 16 year old sister is. She has many disorders and the only way to handle stress and life, is to cut. It doesn't make sense to me but I don't think its right, your body's a temple and you must take care of it. Get counseling or a doctor or trusty parent. People who get raped may have a excuse but the rest of you have solutions. My sister cuts from the slightest things. I have a little brother and its not fair for either of us. My suggestion would be to get some help. Please don't commit suicide, I'm tired of world depression. Lets help stop it!

  • Sami Berry by Sami Berry
  • 9 years ago

I'm emo and I get the same thing all the time. when someone at school found the cuts on my wrist they told everybody. Now everyday at school I get made fun of for being an emo. I struggle everyday with suicide and my family just tells me to get over myself whenever I'm upset. No one understands, I have friends that do the same but they don't seem to realize that they do it cause they think it's cool.

  • Prochik by Prochik, Kelowna
  • 9 years ago

I don't cut or anything but I still have feelings for kids like you guys so many people don't realize what you guys are you through they don't ever think what has been happening in your life to make you cut yourselves and if they were going through the same thing they just might do the same...don't give up guys your life will get better and just ignore the jerks that make fun of you and find the people who will be there for you no matter what

  • Abigail by Abigail
  • 9 years ago

I'm emo, its annoying when people look at you differently. I mean sometimes just letting pain take over because you can't handle life, just feels right. I hate taking my pain out on others, that's why I don't do it.

  • William by William
  • 9 years ago

I know how it feels to be hated because I'm emo. it hurts and they just don't understand what we are going through and why we do those things.

  • candace by candace
  • 9 years ago

I love this poem its awesome and I'm emo to and I write poems in class but they are personal poems only for me.

  • Ernie Nieves by Ernie Nieves
  • 9 years ago

I'm a cutter people think I'm dumb they don't understand

  • Tiffany by Tiffany
  • 9 years ago

I am a cutter to I hate what people say about me behind my back, maybe if they stopped talking about me it would be easier to quit cutting

  • Kimberly by Kimberly
  • 9 years ago

I am a cutter I have been for years it started when I was a freshmen in high school I was raped by a friend and thought it was my fault so I took out the pain on my wrist and to this day I still leave marks and every day I wish I were dead nothing is worse then the memories in my head

  • Toxic Livz by Toxic Livz
  • 9 years ago

OMG I so know how you feel
It always feels like people are judging you for the pain you have. They hate us for hiding behind our hair. They hate us when then see our wrists. They never think about what their disgusted looks or words really do to us inside.
I love you poem and I hope that those who judge us read this.

  • sarrah rose woodall by sarrah rose woodall
  • 10 years ago

I know what it feels like to not be recognized as an emo and hear all the crap people say about them. I am emo too and its wrong for people to say emos are strange and stuff

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