STOP Cutting Poems

Poems about Stopping Cutting

Many people face extremely difficult problems on a daily basis, which can be emotionally exhausting. Cutting to feel physical pain may quickly become preferable to feeling deep emotional anguish every day. If you have succumbed to cutting, you might find it quickly turns into a dangerous addiction. It takes courage to identify the source of your emotional pain and get help, but it is worth it. Recovery can take months or even years, but this is a battle you can win. Confiding in a trusted friend or your parents, even if it means writing down your feelings in a letter is one positive step towards recovery.


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  1. The Girl In The Corner

    • By Kaylee Everhaert
    • Published: January 2017
    When No One Notices

    There is a girl who sits in the corner.
    Her heart is crying out.
    There are people all around her,
    But no one seems to hear her shout.

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    I understand your pain, I understand your urge, I understand you fear. I'm not sure if you've left that corner behind, but I'm still there. I can't move, and I can barely breathe. The...

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  3. What Really Goes On

    We all have a friend
    Who's silver and shines
    It pierces our skin
    And draws the red lines...

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    Hi, I am Lillian Hagar. I am 13 years old, and I started cutting my wrist because I felt like a outsider to my friends and I was so depressed. I also miss my first boyfriend who is now my ex....

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  4. Letter From A Razor

    While you were away today,
    Some unkind words were said.
    My orders you surely did disobey
    When you left me on your bed....

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    I used to be a cutter, and I'm not proud to say it. My life became pretty much worse when it started to become a habit. Fortunately, I was able to stop. To all those who cut, you can do it....

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  6. Breaks Me

    • By Raeanne Laudato
    • Published: September 2011
    Beating The Cutting Addiction

    I walk through these halls, I take note of it all.
    I notice the tans, the fads and even those designer bags.
    I hear the names being called, I notice the lies.
    I feel the heavy atmosphere full of rumors and hidden lives....

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    I'm 12 and I've been cutting for almost a year. It's really hard to stop, and everyone hates me for it. I have more scars than I do friends. I feel like whenever I cut someone gives up on me....

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  7. Scars

    • By Laura R
    • Published: October 2015
    Poem About Winning The Battle Over Self-Harm

    Here on my arm lies a mark that I made.
    When I was so low, I cut with a blade
    To punish my body for being a mess,
    Though here is my testament, I must confess...

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    Hey Taylor,
    I really appreciate your comment on my poem. Thank you so much. When I experienced self-harm I really found poetry to be my outlet and a bit like a lifeline because it was...

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  8. Her Habit

    • By Rachel
    • Published: February 2013
    Poem To Best Friend About Cutting

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

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    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...

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  10. My Name

    Addicted To Cutting

    I take away beauty
    I take away lives
    I tear apart families
    You'll live in my lies

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    I'm almost 15 and have been cutting for 3 years. Not many can tell because I keep all of my cuts in one spot (hip, upper thigh). I used to cut every day and would reopen cuts on purpose and...

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  11. Monster

    • By Emobitch01
    • Published: March 2012
    Cutting Poem Written For A Friend

    As she lies bleeding on the floor
    She promised she would do no more
    Harm to herself she really tried
    But even she knew that she had lied...

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    I don't know you, but I feel for you and I love you. Please don't hurt yourself. You are loved, and I know bullying is hard and life can be demanding and tough, but stay strong and don't give...

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  12. Pain, Cuts, And Scars

    • By Destiny Bumpus
    • Published: June 2012

    The blood doesn't pour out anymore,
    But the scares still show,
    Will these wounds heal or be forever sore,
    The memories shine a bright glow....

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    This an amazing poem. I'm sorry that this happened to you but I'm glad that you have your boyfriend to support you. Stay strong!

  13. Just One

    • By Grace
    • Published: May 2009
    Writing Poetry Instead Of Cutting

    They scream louder this time,
    and there's nothing you can do.
    You know you are everything they never wanted,
    And it's just so clear to you....

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    I've been cutting for 6 years, and recently was able to stop. It's been almost a year now and this poem still just made me tear up. I definitely spent my whole life feeling like no one wanted...

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