Don't Tell Me You Understand

by A Broken Bleeding Soul   Oct 12, 2005


*Please read all of it*

What if you saw my arm one day
And all those bloody trails?
Will you be able to understand why
I cut when all else fails?

Would you tell me to stop the cutting
Because what I do is wrong?
Will you try to convince me again
That I'm really very strong?

Will you tell me otherwise
When I say "you won't understand"?
Answer me this question
Have you sat with a knife in your hand?

Have you even contemplated
Or thought about suicide?
Do you have any f u c k ed up emotions
That you always try to hide?

Have you ever lost best friends
Because of the blade of a f u c k ing knife?
Are you stuck in deep depression
Always trying to end your life?

Do you have the scars I have
That decorate your wrist?
And if you try to smile
Do you smile with a twist?

How about all that precious blood
That's keeping you alive?
Do you shed it every night
Making it difficult to survive?

Have you ever stayed up late
While endless tears you cried?
Have you felt that horrible feeling
Like part of you just died?

Have you ever taken drugs
So the time will just pass by?
Have you found yourself to think
How perfect it'll be to die?

Have you attempted suicide so much
That you've already lost count?
Will even the tears you've ever cried
Add up to that amount?

If you try to help me out
Don't assume you know how I feel
The truth is you can't mend my heart
And you can't make my cuts heal

So just answer all these questions
Before you give me any advice
Just think it over clearly
Think it over twice

*Thanks for reading... please vote and comment*

© Copyright 2005

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  • 6 months ago

    by Tony

    Read this first in '08, didn't have an account because I wasn't ready to share. My best friend had just killed himself and everyday I was struggling to not follow him down that road. Your words are from the heart, and the fact that they flow off the tongue is a plus in my book. Thanks for the help you didnt know you gave me almost 10 years ago.
    -Tony

  • 1 year ago

    by Ciara

    Well written & well understood & relatible. Thank you for sharing.

  • 1 year ago

    by keighley

    So very strong to my heart years ago i was everything in this poems.. now i did get strong and kind of beat depression arse even through it creeps up now and then such a lovely piece of work look forward to reading more such a good writer well done and if this really was about you hope you have overcome this would really like a update xx

  • 3 years ago

    by kiki89

    This is just one amazing poem straight from every cutters heart. I often say to those people these same things. Well done 5/5

  • 4 years ago

    by Faith W

    I know, noone can help

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