Three poems

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  1. Acy

    Acy Mama Bear - TLC, Common Sense Staff Member Safety & Support


    My hobby knife
    is thin and
    leaves hardly
    a trace or line.
    Its marks connect the dots
    to cut out
    silent bruises
    that otherwise do not show
    yet, still go deep,
    exposing the secrets,
    debriding rot.

    The cuts will bleed me,
    ooze out pain.
    Yet still I’ll feel
    a burning sickness
    and a putrid decay.

    I will not live —
    I’m dying anyway.


    I was on my way.
    I tried to say good bye
    but no one would listen.
    They all pushed me away —
    “Tell someone else,” they said
    and made me not their problem.

    I would have said
    good bye to you
    if you had only listened.
    I didn’t really want to go,
    but you didn’t even ask,
    you just pushed past and by.

    What was my reason
    for living
    even this many years?

    I was criticism personified,
    with jagged edges satisfying no one.
    I was steadfast and loyal.
    But now with need,
    unneeded I
    will hasten my demise,
    quickly dispatch this life
    by omitting all good byes.


    I do not want a violent or
    a valiant death.
    I just want peace,
    without the pain.

    Round and round the thoughts
    devour me.

    Beware: I am Yesterday’s feast,
    festering carrion.
    Those who dare to taste
    will sicken, waste and die.
    I am not worth the try.

    I am

    I am the breath
    and breadth

    of death
    measured by despair.
  2. pit

    pit Well-Known Member

    Gloomily beautiful.

  3. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    i hope your pain written here diminishes
    i hope you are able to find peace within
    i hope the words will turn from grey and despair
    to lightness and hope
    i hope you find others skills to help you cope
    the knife a tool to throw away
    i hopehere you will reach out
    to your friends each day
  4. Acy

    Acy Mama Bear - TLC, Common Sense Staff Member Safety & Support

    Thank you for the feedback.

    Violet, you replied in poetry - how lovely!

    Thank you for the support! Hugs to both. :hug:
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