Depression Poem by Teens

I know what being in this situation feels like. It's never easy to stop,

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This poem really hits me right in the heart. I know exactly what it feels like, to the point where I can picture myself as the girl in the poem. I've been struggling with self harm for almost...

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She Wants To Be Free

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Published: August 2011

She runs downstairs, It's half past eight
She does this every single night when it starts to get late
She runs in the kitchen then back upstairs
Following her is her shadow the only one who seems to care
Just a quick sway, it's not that bad
It hurts for a little & plus she's sad
She feels unloved unwanted unhappy & dead
She watches the blood trickle down it's glistening red
Should she go deeper, she probably should 
Nothing feels better. Nothing ever could
So every night when life gets rough she marks up her arms 
Enough is never gonna be enough
If someone noticed what would they say ?
But she cuts even deeper, she has to anyway.
She wants to stop, she wants to be free but what should she do to make herself agree ...  

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  • Alice by Alice
  • 3 years ago

This poem really hits me right in the heart. I know exactly what it feels like, to the point where I can picture myself as the girl in the poem. I've been struggling with self harm for almost a year to this exact date. It feels almost as if you're living behind a sheet of glass interacting with the rest of the world but separated somehow. I love that this poem says she argues with herself to stop even though she knows there's no point. This is the daily lives of about a third of the teenage population in one paragraph.

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