Overcoming

by Melanie   Sep 4, 2005


The self injury and the depression is slowly fading
The venerated blade is slowly becoming my enemy
I try and try to slake my depression
Only now do I understand I am only helping the present
But my future hangs in the balance as I cut deeper
And destroy my relationships
And now that I walk alone I feel worse than ever
I must help myself to escape the endless circle of self-injury
And as I change I realize what I have done
I feel cowardly and angry
With scars on my wrists
I reach out to my loved ones for a helping hand
To get on the path to regain power over my feelings
This is a my fresh start to re-grow my relationships
And a chance to fix the problems I have created
To prove to my self that I am somebody
To prove to the world I am strong
And most of all to overcome!

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  • 17 years ago

    by xEmmax

    Great poem, its really good u are starting to see through ur problems, well done and take care xxxx

  • 17 years ago

    by Katlynn

    I like it. not much to say about this because it's your own poem of you being strong from this kinda thing. keep it up. keep on writing. love always and forever.

  • 17 years ago

    by sadnessinshadows

    I agree with drew... what someone writes is always good because it comes from the heart, and sometimes you can't put those feelings down the way you would like them to. it was ok.

  • 17 years ago

    by N J Thornton

    I did think this was going to be another depressing suicide poem, but I like how you turned it around in the end. I'm sure it's inspiration to many people in this situation. It's also a relief to here a cutting poem with a positive ending. The trick to non-rhyming free verse poetry is it must flow naturally, and this did. You also made this "problem" more real by describing how it will affect others. You implied a good use of vocabulary, especially in the beginning.
    The only criticism is for this part “…I feel worse than ever.” You have used well-structured language before this, and it doesn’t seem to fit in with the previous diction.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • 17 years ago

    by Darien

    Hmm, I was confused a bit. But it was alright. Keep it up.