Self harm is for attention?

by master of shadow   Dec 29, 2005


If self harm is for attention,
then why the scars we conceal,
why feel the guilt with every cut,
why know that within you will never truly heal,
if merely for attention,
the scars would be for all to see,
you'd want all to know what you do,
not be hating what you know you'll always be,
you'd cut and burn in front of others,
not forever behind closed doors,
feel accepted by all around,
not as if you're breaking some social law,
"self harm is for attention",
the words of an ignorant fool,
who think that we crave sympathy,
thing that having scars makes us feel "cool",
they don't think about what they are saying,
look for the logic in the lies,
all they see is attention seekers,
through their uneducated eyes,
maybe one day they'll know the truth,
maybe they will feel the pain,
then with their new found knowledge,
I hope they hear the lies again,
feel the unacceptable,
the hatred these lies create,
be on the receiving end for once,
and forever curse cruel fate,
if self harming was for attention,
then the marks would be on show,
we would not have to hide in shame,
afraid of who might know.

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  • 8 years ago

    by killcupidxoxo

    Ohmygod so ture. i used to cut and hated it ppl told me that i was an attention seeker. they just dont know what your going through. good work, keep it up

  • 10 years ago

    by Stephanie

    This poem is awesome and true. i know from experience all of the stuff you wrote about. u put it in such a way that mean's something. it truely is a great poem.

  • 10 years ago

    by Eeka

    Good poem.. very good

  • 10 years ago

    by Wallace

    Excellent poem, i really enjoyed it good work 5/5.

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  • 11 years ago

    by sweetiepie18

    Amazing!!! you are so talented!!!

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