Depression Poem by Teens

Poem To Best Friend About Cutting

This poem isn't about me. It's about my best friend. It's been a 3-year battle with herself. It took me a lot of guts to write this...I hope you like it.

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I used to self-harm. I am 13 years old now and still do it sometimes. It is hard sometimes, but every time I feel like doing it, I think about my cousin, Evelynn, and friend, Zachary, and...

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Her Habit

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Published by Family Friend Poems February 2013 with permission of the author.

It controls her.
She can't stop it.
It's a constant battle.
She can't drop it.

It has become a habit.
She can't quit.
It's taking over her body
Bit by bit.

The scars fade,
But the memories don't.
She wants them to leave,
But they refuse...they won't.

It's an ongoing battle.
It's a fight she never wins.
It's a constant struggle.
It's a war that never ends.

It's her sweet escape.
It gets her lost in her own place.
She gets to control the pain.
As her adrenaline starts to race.

She grabs it off the dresser
As a tear falls from her cheek.
She presses even harder,
Reminding herself not to shriek.

No one understands.
No one ever will.
This habit now controls her
As the world around her stands still.

But now the room is spinning.
Her head is getting light.
She falls back in her bed.
Refusing to put up a fight.

She takes one last breath as she turns out the lights.
Then she closes her eyes as she calls it a night.

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  • Kendra N Winters by Kendra N Winters, Bloomington normal
  • 7 months ago

I used to self-harm. I am 13 years old now and still do it sometimes. It is hard sometimes, but every time I feel like doing it, I think about my cousin, Evelynn, and friend, Zachary, and think of how they would react if I did it. So to this day, I still think about it, but I can't bring myself to do it because I have so much to live for.

  • Kelsey T. by Kelsey T.
  • 6 years ago

My friend came to me about her cutting during our freshman year in high school. She showed me her thigh, and I was scared to death for her. I tried my best to help her feel better, but I know now that it's not that easy. She got better, thankfully, after seeing a therapist. We're all fighting our own battle, you know? And I think that your friend would appreciate what you wrote so much.

  • Chantelle by Chantelle
  • 5 years ago

I'm a self-harmer too. I really hope your friend's ok now.

  • Abby by Abby, Uk
  • 8 years ago

I am currently in the same situation as your friend, I think if she saw this she would be so happy to have support!

  • Angela Villafana by Angela Villafana
  • 1 year ago

I'm a cutter as well. I think if your friend saw this she would be happy. I hope your friend is okay now.

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