elphaba993

Tonight's Poetry

Tonight's poetry

Is a different kind

The pretty loops and flourishes

Etched onto a canvas of skin

With flowing crimson ink,

The pen taking the form

of a gleaming sliver blade.

But yet

Tonight's poetry

Relieves her in a way

Her pen can't quite match

Comments4

  • Mads

    I still do it... Could we talk through messages?

  • BRIAN & ANGELA

    Thanks ELPHA ~ Personally I find cutting and other forms of self-harming in females quite sad. It can go septic and lead to amputation and even death ! When i question Young Ladies (16+) ~ about self-harming ~ in social studies discussion groups in College. The most common answer is ~ it is all caused by Men ! That makes me feel ashamed. I hope and pray hat no Girl ever self-harmed because of me ! Thanks for caring ~ BRIAN

    • elphaba993

      For me, cutting is about me, not men. I would never put that kind of blame on anyone else. I am solely responsible for my decisions...

      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        Thanks for that ELPHA ~ as a man I'd hate to be responsible for a beautiful Lady like you or MADS self harming. Other answers I get is lack of self esteem and self worth and all the worries I had when I was 15/16 ! Sexual orientation ~ school grades ~ so called friends and peer groups ~ parents ~ bullying etc ~but i never thought any of this was worth dying for. Boys do cut themselves and get drunk and use drugs etc but I'm 33 now so i've stopped !!!!! I think the Teen years are easier for Boys ~do you agree ? Thanking of you ~ BRIAN

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      • Ternic73

        Very sad, but true. Cutting is a horrible thing to do to yourself. its a cry for help

        • elphaba993

          I tend to think of it more as a release than a cry for help. Most people who cut are very careful to keep all evidence of it hidden.

          • Ternic73

            Its not healthy to do

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          • Tony36

            I write poetry for emotional and psychological releash. I leave the cutting for Watermelon. Sad but good write

            • elphaba993

              Thank you

              • Tony36

                Welcome



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