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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.

Edit:

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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cottrell619 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  New Deviant Student General Artist
I like your poem. I have depression also.:) (Smile) 
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skyscraper246 Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I feel this
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alyssaimi Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
So good
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Babyfurlover1 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Same Here I have been writing since I was in 9th grade my writing people couldn't handle due to how sorrowful they were no did then I Showed someone my writing.After that point they thought I Needed help and apparently I Said "No". I Have been a loner my whole life with 11 years of depression 
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AutisticChick Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Student Writer
I like this.
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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.
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Cinurple Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student Filmographer
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.~
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bethrog102 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
That is absolutely fantastic and extremely well written
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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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.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I think many can, thank you! :)
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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.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Stay strong!
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Phan5everx2 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Heart 
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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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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm so glad my work has moved and inspired you to write! :)
That's wonderful!
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monstermanga1022 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist
Ya, I've finally posted one of my earlier poems.  Yay!
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blubbityblub Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
hello. i hope you're alright. :)
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm fine. :)
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Vixen959 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it, it speaks truth beyond measure, and it shows how much pain a person can go through in a lifetime, yet still move on. It's an amazing poem, all in all.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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ThePhantomsgirl Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
how to you do literature instead of art?
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The easy way: Submit > Submit art > Enter Text.
Or you can use Sta.sh writer. :)
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iamwhoiamphotography Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
I love poetry and I love your writing. I too have been writing for a while and it really does help.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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EmoHetaliaJapan Featured By Owner May 6, 2013   Writer
your such an amazing writer! i know this is soposed to be depressing but i simpily loved it it was detalied tells life. to me to much for words i loved it that much!!!! im still young but now im getting into poetry i made only one piece that i messed up on spacing though.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You can always go back and edit it. :)
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EmoHetaliaJapan Featured By Owner May 31, 2013   Writer
oh yea.. stupid me I never thought about that thank you for the idea great work by the way :)
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :)
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Fall-Like-Angels Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel like this describes my life. It really does. Also, I've read a lot of your work today, and you are a wonderful writer.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!! :D
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BlazingFireBug Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know how you feel. I've been there. And I write poetry for the same reason. But I love your poem, it blew me away. :)
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! Never stop writing! :)
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BlazingFireBug Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Youre welcome! And I don't plan on stopping!
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Interesting.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you.
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oneofakindwriter Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
this poem tru spoke. it is amazing and i can feel the meaning of every line
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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oneofakindwriter Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
you are very welcome
:)
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Ishwariya Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
nicee :)
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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skelsaroo Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist
This poem... just wow. It was amazingly written and you are so talented. <3
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh wow, thank you!
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JericaBestestPoet Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
so good!
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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Dr-G-Ravity Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
Just read one or two of your works, loving them. I will try to read some each day and follow your continued work.

Such a beautiful way to formulate your thoughts!
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! :D I try!
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JokerrLaughs Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing, very well written.
its just so.. deep.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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FlightStar12 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow.... Just amazing.... * clap for you * I just started getting into poetry and I love it to death. I always seem to write my best poems in my binder when I have a lot on my mind...

~FlightStar
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