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A tear seems to fall from space
and land on her check.
It adds to a river
that falls off her chin.
The stain of blood on her sleeve,
She looks at her arm
with pulsing eyes she stares at the blood,
like her tears, running.
Afraid of her peers comments
labeling her for something she is not.
Emo, the word rang sourly.
The tears ran faster,
as though racing the blood.
Her black hair clings to her face,
and again she cuts.
One for the laughter,
Once for the looks,
another for her pain,
Her arm pulsing,
One for the names,
One more for the pushing.
She watches her pain drain from her arm.
She smiles, then thinks,
they will pull back her sleeve
and laugh at her pain, again.
Emo, the word rand sourly.
Emo, she thought.
Emo, she said out loud
and she cried.
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wardie2 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have thought about cutting myself and even committing suicide before. I still do, everyday. I told my mom and told her not to tell anyone and she was histarically crying and made me promise her not to hurt myself. She said she would make me an appointment to see if I have depression but I still haven't gone yet. One of my friends cuts herself but I think she does it for attention because she shows people and takes out her razors in front of people. I asked her for one and she almost have it to me but I said no because of the promise I made. I still have thoughts about suicide and self harm and day by day they seem to become more appealing. I talked to my mom about it a few weeks after I asked for an appointment and she no longer seemed concerned but rather, angry at me...
All I want is for someone to understand how I feel.
I'm in middle school...
I'm sorry for sharing my life story, most people probably won't even read to the end and those who do probably won't care...
But still, those of you who read to the finish, I scincerely appreciate it.
God bless you and your family ❤️
Anyway, all I was trying I say is I've had these thoughts before and I feel like I can relate to this. You are a wonderful writer
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MoonSpiritsQueen Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Really good!Love it :D
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KatnissTeamGale Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Understood completly. Heh, my dad once called the councelor on me because he was "Scared" For me. Like he actually cares. But yah, I understand.
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Erszabet Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
He is trying to help. Whether or not you think he cares, you should care about you, so help is good.
And if in the end you feel living with your Dad isn't a safe place for you, when your old enough, mentally ready and have some money, get out.
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KatnissTeamGale Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
The thing that drives me insane is he is never around. I live with my mom. He is now coming back and doesn't know anything of what he called about. I don't mind talking to her though so it does help sometimes.
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Erszabet Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Dads are hard creatures to figure out... They want to understand and give you the advice they think you need without knowing the situation or understanding the current generation. But they try their best
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KatnissTeamGale Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Eh, if he decides to try at all.
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I hate when people relate emo to looks ,its just wrong.Emo is a feeling a emotion of pain and sorrow,something that is hard to fix and feel better about.Im glad you have changed.But for me i am still stuck in this world
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Erszabet Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sorry for my other reply, I wrote on the wrong comment, but anywho.

Looks are how people, especially teenagers differ themselves from others, don't worry about that.

You are going to feel confused and angry with people not understanding you but that's because of your age and people seem to forget what it was like to be a teen. Just smile, people get pissed if they can't bug you so smile at your enemies, and smile for yourself. it will make you happier :)
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Erszabet Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
He is trying to help. Whether or not you think he cares, you should care about you, so help is good.
And if in the end you feel living with your Dad isn't a safe place for you, when your old enough, mentally ready and have some money, get out.
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MyChemicalRomance711 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
In my school, for being emo you get sent to the guidance office,too. Me and my best friend are, and the counselor is always after us. We're not the emos in the sense of looks, we're actually emo. It's not "cool" but, it's who we are.
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Erszabet Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Being "emo" isn't cool, you're right there. But the counselor is just trying to help. It is understandable that you or your friends don't want to talk to adults, but you can always do research and support each other.
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MyChemicalRomance711 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know that. But, she has no reason to get all up in our faces.
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Erszabet Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're right. Personal space is important. Make sure that she understands that you still deserve respect, but know that it is their job to try and figure out what's making you tick in hopes to help you out.
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wolfaddict13 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i can SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO relate to this poem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
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Erszabet Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you
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Missstitchedsmile Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Sadly I understand every word of this C:.
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Erszabet Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's not sad. If you know something is going on with you, that's the first step to being healthy :)
Good Luck in your life
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xxuracuttiepiexx Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
i read a comment once on a website that said
"Emo stand for emotional so unless you are an emotionless robot you are emo."
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Erszabet Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's cute. I like that
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xxuracuttiepiexx Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Ikr! :D
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Ca11m3Raven Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Artist
Is it strange that I want a girl who feels this kind of pain? Just so I could relate, and at the same time make her feel better about herself..... Am I a monster?
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wardie2 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I personally think that it's okay to want someone who feels the same way you do. You can grow closer by comforting each other and you can more honestly talk about how you feel.
To tell you the truth, I would actually like to have someone who feels this way just like I do.
I agree with you. In my eyes, you are in no way a monster. 😊
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Erszabet Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You aren't a monster. Everyone wants to feel like they can relate and feel human to those around them.
But maybe you should find out more about you. figure out why and what makes you hurt.
You can fix you and maybe find someone to help you, but it's not good to be destructive together.

But definitely no, not a monster.
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XxMidnightRainfallxX Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is how I feel..... Other than kids don't actually know they just make fun of me cuz of the way I dress.... They say that since I wear jeans all the time and the lace arm warmer things I cut which I do. It just makes me mad that they act like that and don't even know....
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Erszabet Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Teenagers are jerks to ... Everyone!
So don't worry they're jerks to each other too
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GeesPumpkinPie Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Great poem
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Erszabet Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you
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GeesPumpkinPie Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Yepyep wry for the late response ive been caught up
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Amazing poetry! :D
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Erszabet Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much
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darkkitty7 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
i like ur poem
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Erszabet Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks :)
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darkkitty7 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
np
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freefromyounow Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is good... sad but good
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Erszabet Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the support
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kittehninjarawr Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
EMO doesn't mean to cut yourself!!THAT'S BULL-SHIT!
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Erszabet Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Sigh… This Poem was written a long long time ago, when I was in grade 9 and to be “Emo” wasn't a fashion statement but a fad that was about poetry, anger, angst and in many cases self harming behaviours.
Not “Bull-Shit” but mostly fact. Not only that it’s about a downward spiral that occurs when people listen to others… and not themselves, which can lead to the becoming of one’s label and such…
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kittehninjarawr Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Emo was originally a music genre.Somehow it became a fashion trend,but most often timespeople who are "emo" are just emotional and creative.But nowadays it's a fashion trend
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penguinlover777 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
This is amazing. I love it.... I hate the people who don't have a sense of caringness in their hearts for the people that actually go through real fucking pain. Stay strong <3
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bleedingfaegurl Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
I completely agree with you 100% :')
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SunHeart101 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! :iconrlytearplz:
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Erszabet Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I appreciate it :)
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emodancer4d7 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
this is really beautiful :)
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Erszabet Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're so kind :)
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trichobezoar Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this poem, that's why I clicked on "favorite". It's good.
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Erszabet Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, that makes me feel good
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animegiirl123 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
Being Emo Isnt That Bad.......
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Erszabet Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I know that. never said it was
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JellybeanGymnast Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Most poems on emo are from the other persons point of view. This one shows why she cut, and what she was thinking. Thank you for writing it.
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