How did it get this far?

By Deathkitten

She scarred herself
when she couldn't breathe
To punish
& if they could
ever see
(They might
by accident)
she didn't wanna be
the girl she was
A girl like me...
Can't the broken dream?
Scissors & razor blades
(Box blades)
Safety pins & staplers
not so safe
Paper clips & push pins
Busted glass & brad nails
Steak knives & finger nails
Scratching & digging
Pulling out her hair
Gonna swear
everytime it breaks
the skin
"I'm gonna stop"
as she takes care
of her jagged lines
on old scars
Burning flesh
with cigarettes
in strangers cars
How did it get this far?
She wants to live
She wants to choke
in a noose of hope
Her silhouette
now swaying
Dangling from deadly rope
It's a shame
she just didn't
learn to cope

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Copyright 2013 Deathkitten
Published on Sunday, August 25, 2013.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • dropdeadgirl25 On Wednesday, October 30, 2013, dropdeadgirl25 (14)By person wrote:

    I love it its very well thought out c;

  • Void Vortex On Monday, August 26, 2013, Void Vortex (317)By person wrote:

    Heartbreaking... If only anyone could have just spared one meaningless second, hey?...

  • Deathkitten On Monday, August 26, 2013, Deathkitten (628)By person wrote:

    Instead of going through & replying to every single comment, I will acknowledge everyone who has/will comment(ed). Thank you so much, for reading & commenting/complimenting this piece. You all are awesome :)

  • A former member wrote: Impeccable flow and feel to this, you can really experience the torment that plagues her. Excellent write.

  • A former member wrote: The picture you've painted into my mind is flawless. Nicely penned!

  • FadedBlues On Monday, August 26, 2013, FadedBlues (2948)By person wrote:

    ..out of body, your conscience, your spirit, observing the frail vessel that carries her, unable to stop the destruction...

  • haunted On Sunday, August 25, 2013, haunted (1188)By person wrote:

    excellent poem jess, this poem flows so well its damn near epic. the content could only be spoken from a person that's been there and your birds eye view of the carnage self harmers go through and where they've been is amazing. its really good and I think maybe this is one of your best due to the beat and flow, its really flawless. nice one jess!

  • blue angel On Sunday, August 25, 2013, blue angel (1118)By person wrote:

    This is one jagged write... A quite revealing look into a tortured souls tribulations :)~ Perhaps it is coping... Nice inking, kitten :)~

  • tammysoleno On Sunday, August 25, 2013, tammysoleno (77)By person wrote:

    I really like the way the poem looks and I also like the words you use you describe the schene so well I enjoyed it

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