"Why do you cut?"   June 20, 2010 - September 30, 2010

Reading and Deliberating


The question is asked enough times, in words or silence, and there is not enough understood about the topic (sadly) outside of people who actually do it.
Write a poem that answers the question, "Why?" The poem/story/chapter that most moves me to tears, that is the most powerful and sad and imagery-rich will win. Honesty is a powerful thing, I want to read raw, gripping, unhesitating words. Don't be afraid to write whatever, it's a poem no one will know whether or not it's true.

*No poems about suicide. Self harm and suicide is NOT the same thing.


Spreading awareness to people who judge people who self harm; help people overcome this problem by letting them know they're not alone; also, much less important, satisfaction that your poem's best.


1st Place 1st Place
2nd Place 2nd Place
3rd Place 3rd Place
4th Place 4th Place
5th Place 5th Place


Kaden Sylvers
Kaden Sylvers
Pittsburgh, PA


18 Contestants
33 Submissions
Created Jun 21, 2010

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  • Any WritersCafe.org Member can Submit
  • All types of Writing can be Submitted
  • All Genres of Writing can be Submitted
  • Each Contestant May Submit 5 Pieces of Writing
  • Writing may be submitted 6/20/2010 - 9/30/2010
  • Winners will be decided by the Moderator


Kaden Sylvers is solely responsible for the content of this contest, including all promised prizes. Take any promises of large monetary awards with a grain of salt. Contact Kaden Sylvers if you have any further questions.