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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  6. Escape

    • By Shauna Jay Andersen
    • Published: December 2013
    Poem About Beauty Inside

    she doesn't understand her beauty inside
    so she cries
    All them tears that fall from her eyes
    And the pain she tries to hide

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    • Rating 4.53
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    You are not alone. Even when times get rough, just know that there is always someone who can help. People can be horrible, and that we can't change. Just remember that when it seems like...

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  7. Out With The Old And In With The New

    Poem About Finding The Real You

    I blocked out happy and I blocked out sad.
    People told me to open my eyes and see what I could've had.
    As it spun and as it twirled,
    Round and round went my misunderstood world.

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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. It Was Obvious

    • By Cassondra Lee Dejesus
    • Published: July 2012

    I walked through the hallway holding my wrists,
    hoping no one will see me like this.
    He looks at me, scared what he'll find.
    He never thought I had these things in mind.

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    We have so much in common,and just so you know, I know exactly how you feel, and just like you I'm good at acting being fine and perfect. My family does not know how I feel, for I keep on...

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  11. It Started With A Razor

    As tears run down her face,
    she realized she's made a mistake.
    An utter suffocation,
    she's trying to hold on.

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    I was touched by this poem because I do hurt myself, and I know it is bad, but I have terrible anxiety and when I have nothing to do I get anxious, so I really just got worse and worse. I...

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  12. Some Call It Crazy

    • By Cassandra Johnson
    • Published: December 2007
    I'm Addicted To Cutting Myself

    Some call it crazy
    Some say it's sick
    But I think it's freedom
    The pain is fierce but quick...

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    Well, just be there for her. Let her rant to you, cry on your shoulder...anything she needs. Mentally just help her. I used to cut and my boyfriend still does... and we just talk about what's...

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  13. 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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    • Votes 150
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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!

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