Sleeping..

by XxxWordsOfWisdomxxX   Jul 2, 2015


When the tears are too heavy to hold,
I sleep the pain away.
Open my eyes again,
To start another day.
Wash the scars that burn,
But they will not fade.
Each one a reminder
Of the mistakes that I have made.
Cut me with your words,
Add to the collection.
I look into the mirror,
And find there is no reflection.
The darkness pulls me in,
Under it's cold arms.
I am safe down here,
Where the world can do no harm.
What's another bruise
On someone who can't feel?
When I fall asleep,
The pain is not so real.
So goodnight; goodbye.
I'll hide inside my dreams.
Underneath the blanket,
They cannot hear my screams.

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  • 1 year ago

    by No1ButMe

    5/5

  • 2 years ago

    by Nicollo Machiavelli

    This is beautiful.
    Don't cry, dry your eyes
    Keep ya head up

  • 2 years ago

    by DeviousCharmer

    Love it! !!!

  • 2 years ago

    by Maritza Quintero

    I loved it.

  • 2 years ago

    by Trampled Angel

    It is interesting that in this poem you juxtapose feeling and numbness or not feeling. You jump from pain to lack of pain, to a place that is both beyond and below pain. For example:

    What's another bruise
    On someone who can't feel?
    When I fall asleep,
    The pain is not so real."

    I think many find self-harm, in its variety and entirety, a temporary escape and numbeness from emotional pain through the means of physical pain. But it feels like you are saying the numb is just as bad, a fake way to get through another painful day. So numb and pain intermingle and defame each other in your endless days. I am glad you have found and are using words to bleed off some of the poison. I am sorry you hurt so much.

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