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The Cutting Class

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The Cutting Class


With every cut she makes.
She loses herself deeper within the pain.
Cutting taking pills to keep numb.

Hididng scars under long sleves.
Blending in praying never to stick out.
She wishes to be invisable within the halls.

Avioding eye contact with the popular crowd.
hiding in plain sight.
A worn composition book bares the agony
of her teenage years.

Every scar holds a untold story.
Past flings with false promises of hope.

Dark shirts and darker thoughts.
She lives in a prison yet has no dellusion of release.

Red stains the ivory skin.
She feels the pains warmth only to
feel it fade again.

Head down like a ghost she 
does vanish in the crowd. 
Slicing into the flesh to bring 
warmth to the cold empty shell.

Every page speaks of angst with a sweet
passion filled twist.
Misery of many held by few.

Scars of her time.
Marking every moment and year.
Cutting for a escape.

She's stuck in a sea of people.
Wishing to be anywhere but here.

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  1. Date: 2/2/2010 1:53:00 PM
    Wow what a write John to understand this subject is something most cant and let alone write about it. Really a dark and touching write this really is a powerful write you really have talent

  1. Date: 2/1/2010 8:20:00 PM
    You bring up quite a deep understanding of someone so deeply hurt, they have the need to cut themselves. Frighteningly real unfortunately. Well written piece. Thanks for sharing and thank you for your comments on my poem today. Best wishes, Caroline.

  1. Date: 1/29/2010 11:22:00 AM
    This poem touched me deep ..excellent ..Charma

  1. Date: 1/25/2010 7:06:00 PM
    A very deep look into the world of so many beautiful young girls who are troubled and lost. Awesome write, John! Thank you for always reading and leaving kind comments on my poems! Peace, audrey

  1. Date: 1/25/2010 11:44:00 AM
    John, You poem is so insightful. You have captured the dilemma that imprisons some people. I know a girl like this. My soul cries for her... and prays. Right now, she is doing well. Looking great. Planning to marry. And she dreams of joy. I hope it stays and that she no longer feels the need to cut. This is a powerful write. Lovingly, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 1/25/2010 11:31:00 AM
    Baby great write, Glad i could inspire it. :)