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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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Hi Leah! I hope you're better now. It's hard going through the things you are going through. But I can tell you that yes you'll be happy. Life is a series of good and bad moments. Some bad...

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Just A Small Cut


Published by Family Friend Poems November 2007

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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  • Ariel Brightwell by Ariel Brightwell
  • 2 years ago

Hi, my name is Ariel, I am 11 years old, and I am struggling from the same thing. A few weeks ago, I started cutting myself because I have been depressed my whole life. Before then, the only thing that stopped me was my best friend. But now, she doesn't even talk to me because of a new girl. Because of that, I cut myself 2 times on the wrist, but I've stopped. If you are cutting yourself right now, please stop. I can't promise that it will get better, but cutting yourself is not worth it. Trust me...

  • Leah Gariboldi by Leah Gariboldi
  • 4 years ago

I've been sent to the hospital 5 times for self-harming and yet it doesn't help. I was sent to a group home because my mom couldn't keep me safe. I'm turning 18 in 2 months, and I still struggle with self-harm. I'm tired of this. Am I ever going to be happy?

  • Mandeia Araujo by Mandeia Araujo
  • 3 years ago

Hi Leah! I hope you're better now. It's hard going through the things you are going through. But I can tell you that yes you'll be happy. Life is a series of good and bad moments. Some bad moments take longer to end, but they do. Sometimes we have to just go through those moments. I know someone who self-harmed multiple times. She later asked for professional help and even was honest with all her friends and family. Some understood and some didn't, but she focused on those who understood and stayed. But most of all she decided to do it all for herself, and she decided to not do it again and to resist every thought that forced her into self-harm. It's been 3 years now, and she is a lot better than before. She said to me there are moments that are harder, but she tries to hold on. This someone I'm talking about is my wife, and we are going to complete a year of marriage in May 18th.

  • Cloud Strife by Cloud Strife
  • 3 years ago

Some people are not happy. I struggle every day with anxiety and depression, and I'm only 11. It may feel some days that you are sitting on a cloud and no one can bother you. You may feel like you have a little rain cloud follow you. Everyone feels that, and it will get better, trust me.

  • Emilie by Emilie
  • 5 years ago

I have "friends." They claim to care and they claim to love, yet as soon as someone else walks by, it's like I'm a ghost. My friends all claim to be emo, and I'm not. Whenever I try to relate, they just push me away. My best friend thinks my opinions are wrong, unless I'm supporting hers. I want to leave, but I know there is nowhere to go. I have come close to cutting multiple times. But I know if I try to talk to my friends about it they'll think I'm joking. I don't know if there is anyone out there who actually cares? And here's my question: My dad is somewhat wealthy. Does that mean I can't be depressed? Cause that's what they think. I wish someone would just ask me "How are you?" and for once mean it.

  • Raymond Gene Burlingame by Raymond Gene Burlingame
  • 4 years ago

I know how you feel. I felt the same way and still do. I always ask everyone else how they're doing so I can hide my pain. If people ask me how I'm doing, I just say, "Fine," because I feel like they don't understand. I'm sorry for what you had to go through, truly I am.

  • Douglas Leonard by Douglas Leonard
  • 5 years ago

I care, even though I don't know you. I care about everyone. I've cut before. It kills the pain right then but after that numbness goes away you just feel more dead inside.

  • Leah Baker by Leah Baker
  • 5 years ago

I know how you feel. My best friends are like your friends. They don't think that I should cut, and when I tell them that I did they don't believe me until I show them. Take my advice, don't do it because it leaves scars, and you don't want your children to see them because then you will have to tell them what you did and then they will think that it's okay.

  • Olivia Miller by Olivia Miller
  • 5 years ago

I'm a 13 year old girl who has been battling depression since 4th grade. Even before the depression, no one understood me, and I had no friends. I lock myself in my room because human interaction frightens me. I don't relate to anyone and no one will ever understand how I feel. They say I am not alone and that they are my friends, but when I need them the most they are not there for me. I had one best friend who understood me and loved me but she left and now I have no one. I have cut myself 41 times with multiple things including glass, a scalpel, scissors and a knife. I thought that was the answer and it would solve all my problems. I went to the doctor and he gave me anti-depressants. They work, and I feel better, but that feeling of complete sadness and ineptness is still there lingering in my mind and throughout my body. I know how you feel and hope it gets better for the both of us. :)

  • Angeline Tan by Angeline Tan
  • 6 years ago

I was just like that 3 years ago. I understand what you're going through. More love to you!!

  • Andrew Campbell by Andrew Campbell
  • 6 years ago

Hi, I am a thirteen year old boy battling depression. I have been for almost a year now. I never thought that depression would grasp me, but here I am. I don't cut, but my thoughts are getting wilder every day. My friends deal with the same problem, and the problem is, I can't save them...

  • Taylor Jones by Taylor Jones
  • 3 years ago

Hi, I am a 15-year-old girl dealing with the same thing. I've had 5 friends try to kill themselves, and all of them called me and told me they were going to. I also have what my counselor refers to as a "fixing people complex," so I take everybody's burdens unto myself to try and help them. You posted this two years ago, do you still not cut?

  • Emm by Emm
  • 6 years ago

Hi, I'm your age, and I suffered from depression and suicidal thoughts since I was 9. I know how hard it is.

  • PhiPhi333 by PhiPhi333
  • 6 years ago

Hi, I'm also your age and have been fighting depression. I understand how tiring it can get. Just remember that you can't always take everyone's problems in when you're fighting hard against your own.

  • Evelyntaora by Evelyntaora
  • 6 years ago

I am a 13 year old girl. I recently started cutting 2 months ago. I never thought that I would end up doing this. When I used to hear about people cutting themselves, I used to think they were crazy and stupid for doing that, but now I do it too.

I'm going through some really, really bad depression right now. Some of it is growing up without a dad. He passed away when I was little, so it has just been me and my 2 sisters, my mom, and now her boyfriend and my little brother. They don't know I cut. It's hard for me because I want to tell them, but I can't.

  • Tori Dodge by Tori Dodge, New Jersey
  • 6 years ago

I am rather touched by this poem. I'm 15 and I have been self harming for 4 years now. Certain aspects of life did get better but more problems continue to surface, more doctors, more medication, more disorders. I wish I could say I got better and fully quit self harming. My body is covered in bumpy red scars, scars on top of scars. I hope to come back and say I've been clean longer than a couple months. Lovely writing, by the way.

  • Crimson Swinton by Crimson Swinton
  • 6 years ago

I started cutting last year. They weren't bad you could barely see them. Then it got worse. Things have been happening at home like my mom putting me down all the time. One day I told my best friend and it seemed like he didn't really care so I kept cutting. then my other friend notice some cuts and started ignoring me after I told her they were. My mom noticed the scars recently and took me to the doctor and the doctor suggested I go to a therapist but my mom didn't want me to go so now I still cut but it's getting worse...

  • 6 years ago

I am sixteen and a sophomore in high school. I am so shy and weird to have any friends at my new school. In the first few months I couldn't stop weeping and crying about this problem. People spread rumors about me in school which really got me. People judged me for sitting alone or sitting with different people each day. So I used to think of self harming myself, thinking maybe physical pain may reduce the mental pain. I came to realize that why would I harm myself because of what others think? Isn't it enough that they provide me mental pain. Why would I provide myself physical pain because of them? So I came to know myself. I stopped thinking about what others think. I only cared about what I thought of myself and I am proud of who I am. Life became really easier when I arranged the thoughts. I was weaker because I had no friends at school. But now I am stronger because I am here to support myself and I don't give a damn about others.

  • Caiden Ireland by Caiden Ireland, Australia/Brisbane
  • 7 years 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.

  • Harley by Harley, Plymouth IN
  • 7 years 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.

  • Kennedy Ybanez by Kennedy Ybanez, WI Fond Du Lac
  • 7 years ago

I still cut sometimes. But I have gotten so better! You should try to do something you enjoy to do. Like I like to draw, so I draw or I listen to music. I also ask someone to vent to that I trust. Make sure its someone you can trust! Stay strong!

  • Alexis J. Oakley by Alexis J. Oakley, Buffalo NY
  • 7 years 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.

  • Hailey-Nicole Waggoner by Hailey-Nicole Waggoner, Kentucky
  • 7 years 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.

  • Nataya by Nataya
  • 8 years 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! :)

  • Karen by Karen, Tulsa Ok
  • 8 years 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.

  • Sabrena Compton by Sabrena Compton, Kentucky
  • 8 years 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.

  • Kat Willim by Kat Willim, South Carolina
  • 8 years 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.

  • Vanessa Matshazi by Vanessa Matshazi, Bezvalley
  • 8 years 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.

  • Joshua Miller by Joshua Miller
  • 8 years 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...

  • Alyssa by Alyssa, WA
  • 9 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.

  • Caitlyn by Caitlyn
  • 9 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.

  • Sandra by Sandra, Jordan
  • 9 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!

  • Keava Tucker by Keava Tucker, SC
  • 10 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.

  • Kate by Kate
  • 10 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

  • California by California, Sulley
  • 11 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...

  • Jo by Jo
  • 11 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...

  • Vanessa by Vanessa, California
  • 12 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

  • Tivo by Tivo
  • 12 years ago

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

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