by cassie hughes   Mar 12, 2017

So here I am again and now I know that I have failed
To keep the demons held in check
My doubts and fears derailed.

The ribbons flow once more, their crimson shouting out my crime,
But no one cares or notices,
These cuts are purely mine.

In desperation calls my heart but deaf are those around,
And now I know I am alone,
In darkness I am bound.

So once more I will visit with the pain that is my friend
And with its sharpened edge my life
Can bleed out to its end.


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  • 1 year ago

    by Naughtymouse

    Agree with Em on this one. Although clearly a sad write it is written almost eloquently and with so much emotion it immediately draws you to the last line.

    Very heartfelt and personal write and I totally commend you for posting


  • 1 year ago

    by Em

    Cassie, though saddening this is really beautifully written.

    1/ I guess we all feel like we have failed in life (even more so with depression or anxiety) whether it be because we didn't get the job, the house etc but we are our own person which means in my opinion we have far from failed but we will always question what we did and didn't do and if they were right or wrong.

    2/ Wow, this is really powerful and I think how you use ribbons here is very creative and at first I must say that I wondered why you used it then I reread (please excuse me I haven't had coffee yet lol) and I think how you say the colour of the ribbons shows the flow of blood from the cuts you have made and who is to judge you on these as nobody knows your troubles and what's going on unless they truly know you.

    3/ When the dark comes knocking it can feel like you are alone and nobody understands but there are people that do understand and are going through the same things as you but even those cannot judge as we all deal with darkness, pain and grief differently because not one of us are the same.

    4/ I have nothing to say on this apart from wow and thank you for sharing.

    All the best,

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