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Below is the poem entitled Slash which was written by poet Angelica Grier. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Slash

I cut myself holding on too tightly to broken dreams 
Bleeding away my hopes dying a slow death 
I don't bother to bandage my wounds 
So used to this self mutilation that it no longer hurts 
Numbness overcomes me with each cataclysmic episode of love 
I can feel no more 
I just watch the blood trickle to the floor 
The world plays audience to my self destruction 
Careless whispers of advice only make it worse 
Shades of gray are splattered with shades of red 
Everyone will watch in silence until I'm dead 
A lifeless body roaming the earth I will be 
Refusing to toss of those shattered dreams 
The double edge sword of holding on or letting go 
Slices deeper into my wrists as my dreams slice my throat

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  1. Date: 8/22/2012 10:25:00 AM
    Congratulations on being featured this week Angelica. Love, Carol

    Grier Avatar Angelica Grier
    Date: 8/22/2012 10:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks!!!
  1. Date: 8/20/2012 1:30:00 PM
    Dear Angelica, I loved your poem "Slash". It is dark and your words perfectly paint a visual picture of this pain. Wonderful! Sincerely, Sara Giroux

    Grier Avatar Angelica Grier
    Date: 8/22/2012 10:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks!!!
  1. Date: 7/18/2012 3:27:00 AM
    How can such a well written free verse be so depressing? -'Episodes of love' followed by episodes of numbness, Yikes! Angelica- keep your head up.

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 10:14:00 PM
    Enjoyed your poetry..hopefully this isn't you..if so, they're brighter days that will stumble upon you..don't be too hard on yourself...regards INK-U-SCRIPT

    Grier Avatar Angelica Grier
    Date: 7/18/2012 12:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your encouraging words. This is me periodically but not consistently.
  1. Date: 7/17/2012 2:38:00 AM
    thoughts of a depressed heart .well done .thank you for sharing .jk