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I am trying to cover my sadness with words.
Tape them against my scars
& wear them like worthy paper cuts.†
My tears are alcohol swabs, burning & cleansing
wounds of my own making. Sometimes,
I wish I could hide behind them forever.
But not even this journeyed flesh can stand
castle strong against speechless ink stains.
I know the code.  This body does not deserve
a warriors death.††& poetry, you're a monster—
a creative monster, but evil nonetheless.
I wish to string you into knots, force feed you
down the throats of others.††De-format you
& leave you empty; freeversed-
to hang loosely along the heartstrings
of strangers, & past lovers.
We are the perfect poster children for
battered homes, aren't we poetry?
The dysfunctional couple
black-eyed and angry love.

You can't protect me from myself forever.
The title is also my username, sue me.

Sorry, I'm depressed today so this piece is just me trying to make myself feel better. I don't think it is working.


I need to clear some things up, because a few of you are quite confused. I have been writing poetry since I was in the 8th grade. During that time, I was sick and depressed--and all around not right in the head. I was into self-harm, and I tried to commit suicide. It came out later that I had Major Depressive Disorder. ( And because I am adopted, we hadn't known it ran in my family. My biological brother killed himself, for apparently 'no given reason'. ) Doctors make me sick, I even see a white coat and I will throw up. Therapy pisses me off, and drugs do nothing. So, I found an outlet--through writing I am able to channel all this negativity and throw it out for everyone to see. But, sometimes it doesn't work and I feel like I'm taking one step forward, and two back.
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twweeeessa Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my. Wow. Just amazing. 

The past is a good teacher, painful but better than sympathetic people who do not have the same hurts.
Cinurple Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
This poem is very well written and touching... I can definitely relate to this, a lot. I'm only in the 10th grade and occassionally self harming. I, also, have Major Depressive Disorder. I know the feel... Anyways, I very much enjoyed this poem. It has an abstract feel to it. But also with a large dose of reality. Like I said, very well written.~
bethrog102 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
That is absolutely fantastic and extremely well written
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
FieryJoy Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
This amazing!
"We are the perfect poster children for
battered homes, aren't we poetry?
The dysfunctional couple
black-eyed and angry love." Wow! This leaves me speechless. I can relate to this.
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I think many can, thank you! :)
Phan5everx2 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This had given me a wonderful idea......and I'm sorry to hear about your life in 8th grade. I'm in 8th grade right now and well...yeah basically you said it.
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Stay strong!
Phan5everx2 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
monstermanga1022 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist

I have to agree with everybody, your work is amazing... and poetry is like the soul bandage I think we all need, oh, that was good, I'll have to remember that line for future work :) lol.

But yeah, I've dived deep into poetry today, having no desire to write it before, and, it works, it really does.  :)

I feel like smiling for the first time today, so I'll give a big one for all of da to see... :D

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