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I am a cutter and I have been cutting for two years. I am thirteen now and I have been hospitalized for it twice.

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I am 13, and I have been cutting for 2 years, and I am so mad at myself for doing it, but it helped with the pain. When my dad found out he said he whould send me to a hospital, so I do it on...

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The Icy Cold Blade


Published: July 2011

The cold icy blade,
running across my skin,
Sending chills down my spine.
Crimson blood running down my wrist,
Dripping down drop by drop to the sink below me.
I feel calm, and in control.
The devil inside me has taken my soul.
The blade doing it's job one time, two times, three and more.
My vision goes blurry, the room goes dark, my heart pounds faster.
I wake up the next day groggy, confused.
People pounding on the bathroom door.
My brain pounding in my head.
I put on my best face,
Because they can't know,
They won't know.
I'll find an excuse, for everything.
And their world will be fine.
No matter if mine is a living hell.
they'll never know. Until it's to late.



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  • Kourtney Gribble by Kourtney Gribble
  • 2 years ago

I am 13, and I have been cutting for 2 years, and I am so mad at myself for doing it, but it helped with the pain. When my dad found out he said he whould send me to a hospital, so I do it on my thigh, but this poem has a place in my tiny heart.

  • Edith by Edith, North Carolina
  • 5 years ago

I have self harm first time was in 2012 I was 17 but I was never hospitalized for cutting but I was once hospitalized for overdosing. I couldn't take this world anymore. After that I was sent to a psychiatric hospital for "help" there's one thing stuck with me "when you grow up and have a family what will you tell your kids when they say mommy what's that? (pointing to your scars)". What will you answer. From then I was released early from the hospital place for good behavior. I'm 18 now and even though I promised to never do it again, I have done it once in the 2 years from the hospital. I guess in the end it's never fully gone. But I now don't cut as often, it's possible to slowly stop and look at life from a better angle. If I could you can too. :)

  • Zeke by Zeke, Colorado
  • 5 years ago

I'm turning 14 on March 24, but I have been cutting and trying to hang myself and kill several different people since i was 8. I truly take this poem seriously because i have been through almost every asylum in Florida, Missouri, Oklahoma, and now getting halfway through with Colorado. I've never truly had a friends for more then at least a month without going back to another asylum. I will never no truly what love is. Today is the second day out of my last insane asylum. Good luck everyone.

  • Dakota by Dakota, New York
  • 4 years ago

Hey, I am 11 years old and I have been cutting since I was 8, I've been to one mental hospital so far, but I have learned that cutting doesn't really help the pain, it just harms yourself. It may feel good, but It doesn't help. I should know, my sister has been cutting since she was 13 and she's 21 now. She teaches me everything I know and she told me " Dakot it may feel good, but It doesn't help. You are just hurting yourself" So I learned to stop cutting. Please take this and never cut again.


  • Dylan O'Neill by Dylan O'Neill, Mnt. Vernon MO
  • 5 years ago

I'm 15 and I'm a self harmer. I don't care for the "emo" label but I try and accept it. I could tell my story but there's no point in it since its not like anyone can help. I've been to mental hospitals seven times now. Currently I haven't cut in 3 months but I have the feeling to cut again gnawing at me. So I'm going to talk about the poem now. I loved the poem and it explains how I am starting to feel again. Of course a lot of this has stayed with me.. the scars, outcasted and always feeling ashamed of myself. My classmates always yell out "There's the emo faggot!" and make slicing motions on there arms. But overall I love the poem.

  • Trinity by Trinity, Orlando Florida
  • 5 years ago

I am 16 I have been cutting for 3 years now. I am ashamed of it but yet again does help my pain. I had a horrible past and what started my cutting was my uncle being shot in the head 7 feet from me. I have been close to death 2 times this poem has really touched my heart but you guys are right about being who you are to be honest. idk if you've ever heard of Insane clown pose or what a juggalette is but you should check up on it. The familys helped me a lot and most of them have grown up in a bad spot or have went through bad times most get made fun of it's like a huge group of outcast world wide that stick together as family. Again really touching poem and it's really inspired me on a point of level.

  • Tash by Tash
  • 5 years ago

I was three minutes away from dying. Had it not been for my friend I would have died. Sadly he got me in time :(

  • Kyra Kisor by Kyra Kisor
  • 5 years ago

I am 16 years old. I started self harming when I was about seven years old. I stopped self harming last year after a dream I had about one of my closest friends. It touched my heart and made me realize that there are people who care about me in the world and I need to be myself and not worry what other people think about me.

  • Jowhara by Jowhara
  • 5 years ago

Wow! It's excellent but I'm warning you now tell someone you love and trust and it will make you better.

  • Daniel by Daniel, England
  • 6 years ago

This poem will always have a place in my heart. I've only been cutting for a year. I turned thirteen three months ago. Thank you for writing this poem.

  • Elsa by Elsa, Michigan
  • 6 years ago

Turning 13 this year....I wanted to say I loved it.... And I wanted to talk about me for a sec, but it's just to much.

  • Arenah by Arenah, Tennessee
  • 6 years ago

I have been considering to self harm for awhile now... I can't seem to find another way to get away from it all. I have friends that are concerned about my health. I'm loosing way to much weight daily. I'm anorexic, yet the people sill tease me about how fat I am. I'm 13 years old and I weigh 92 lbs, and loosing daily. I have used safety pins before... I pushed just enough for the blood to rise to the surface. For that moment, I felt like it was helping my pain. I just don't know what to do with my life anymore. Obviously my parents don't care because they encourage me to kill myself. I'm just sick of everything. Of life.

  • Morgan by Morgan, Texas
  • 7 years ago

I'm 13 now but I started cutting when I was 10. I don't think it will ever change people don't understand me they never will till its past to late(:

  • Ariyana by Ariyana
  • 7 years ago

My name is Ariyana. I have been self harming since I was 12, I'm 15 now. I know how others like myself feel. My first year of cutting went unnoticed but the last past year I have been hospitalized. After I got out I continued... But my point is don't be afraid to be yourself. You are who you are & by cutting you're not changing anything.

  • Amie by Amie
  • 7 years ago

This was great, really explains how you feel, I have been self harming for 3 years and I'm 13...I have been in hospital 5 times because of it, I have scars everywhere, but I am stopping slowly, I am just accepting who I am...people say they know how you feel but they actually don't, they're not you...just be who you are.

  • Nelson M by Nelson M, Nyc
  • 7 years ago

Excellent, its brilliant. I'm glad you shared it was a pleasure to read this.

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