Cutting Poem

My Invisible Scars
Smile like there’s nothing wrong
Same old pain, same old song
The years go by, my life is long
Still the scars keep growing
I hide them well, while bearing weight
I can’t run, and I can’t avoid this fate
Invisible scars that you’ll never see
The far away cuts from history
Yet I can’t forget the past
So I keep smiling
I’ll keep pretending everything’s ok.
Because when things go wrong
I can still rely on my blade
Making scars that you’ll never see
My little secret, only for me
To the rest of the world they will never know
They will never find out, I’m all alone
For my only cross to bear is the blade I cannot put down
There will always be new scars
A smile, a cut, blood shed tears
My Invisible scars

Submitted: April 08, 2013

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I love this, it's hard to put forward such a strong emotion into words. You've got a familiar tone to your poems as I do

I enjoyed this, well done x

Mon, April 8th, 2013 8:41pm


Thank you :-)

Tue, April 9th, 2013 3:30am


Well- what can I say.I feel many will/do relate.

Many of us have to hide from society.

I have found when we let the Lord, open out our wounds, clean them out,? His healing starts.
let go of the past, no matter how hard.

A tree sheds it's leaves in the Autumn- so new leaves can come in the Spring.
Keep writing.

Tue, April 9th, 2013 1:25am


I agree with you :-) I wrote this poem in one of my darker hours of life and found solace with a blade instead of expression. Words are so hard to come by when ones pain outweighs their ability to expressit and that was my problem. I'm a former cutter I don't do it anymore because I've found my voice and expression - I think that's why most of my poems are angst-y, but they help. Thank you for your kind comments. It's really appreciated. :-)

Tue, April 9th, 2013 3:29am


This was great! So dark, so expressive. It has excellent flow and a pretty good rhyme scheme. I love all the emotion that comes screaming out of this. It's beautiful, though full of pain and darkness, a rare thing to achieve. This definitely gets a like and comment from me. It was pretty brilliant really. My favorite line in this is: For my only cross to bear is the blade I cannot put down. Spectacular stuff! I agree with Poetlife, that many, especially on this site lol, will relate to this piece. Keep up the good work, and keep putting out poems like this. Come check out some of my stuff, if you like? I have a wide range of work, with many dark pieces, so I'm sure that you can find something that you can enjoy. :o)

Mon, April 15th, 2013 9:58pm


Thank you :-) I use to be a cutter and it's about that time in my life when I turned to expressing through pain then with words so this poem was one of the darker ones, it means a lot.

Tue, April 16th, 2013 12:46pm

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