Poem/Requiem for Cutters

Discussion in 'Self Harm & Substance Abuse' started by sollepus, Sep 25, 2011.

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  1. sollepus

    sollepus Member

    I hope this formats correctly. I posted here because the poetry forum is basically nonexistent. If it sucks just tell me. I didn't re-read, I just wrote freestyle. Hopefully, you all will see what it resembles:

    Urge. Need. Desire. Longing. Uncontrollable.
    Desperate. Consuming. Urgent. Compulsion.
    The need to cut. Resist for minutes, hours, days.
    You know you shouldn’t. All the reasons not.
    Then somewhere you fall off. Giving in.
    So much easier than fighting. The release
    is perfect. You’re satisfied. You feel a bit better.
    For now anyway. Then the shame comes. You hide it.
    And then, the desire starts all over. Need. Longing.
    Just to release. Just to feel. Just to see life flow.
    All the time wishing you never started, Oh well.

    I
    know
    it’s wrong
    Still

    It
    Feels
    Amazing
    and wrong
    both


    Two
    warring
    emotions that
    don’t go away
    easily, even
    if they seem
    to.
     
  2. absolution

    absolution Forum Buddy

    It's really powerful hun. I really like it. Good job!
     
  3. sollepus

    sollepus Member

    Thanks! I've never been much of a poet, but it was how I felt. I can't figure out how to edit it, but I am going to try to get the formatting correct in the reply (yep still new to the site, and it says I can edit, but I don't know how, lol). So let me try:

    Urge. Need. Desire. Longing. Uncontrollable.
    Desperate. Consuming. Urgent. Compulsion.
    The need to cut. Resist for minutes, hours, days.
    You know you shouldn’t. All the reasons not.
    Then somewhere you fall off. Giving in.
    So much easier than fighting. The release
    is perfect. You’re satisfied. You feel a bit better.
    For now anyway. Then the shame comes. You hide it.
    And then, the desire starts all over. Need. Longing.
    Just to release. Just to feel. Just to see life flow.
    All the time wishing you never started, Oh well.


    I
    know
    it’s wrong
    Still

    It
    Feels
    Amazing
    and wrong
    both



    Two
    warring
    emotions that
    don’t go away
    easily, even
    if they seem
    to​
     
  4. sollepus

    sollepus Member

    Well, that was closer... And it just won't let me edit the original.

    Thanks again! :)
     
  5. ash_wanderer

    ash_wanderer Member

    It's beautiful and I really love the format
     
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