Compartment 114
Compartment 114
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Self Harm

Self Harm

A Poem by Inyourshadow

When a friend other than the blade is required


my pain I bear
on my bared arm
and show the world
the world of self harm

don't say relax
or just stay calm
you do not know
why I do self harm

don't stand and smile
insincere smarm
for that won't stop
my need to self harm

don't say there there
or offer balm
they cover up
but hide not self harm

turn now away
give me no quarm
why I need self harm

do buy me off
with offered alms
for that won't help
to ease my self harm

just listen please
sense my alarm
I need a friend
to end my self harm

so take a sec
with self harmed palm
and forgive me
lord for my self harm

© 2011 Inyourshadow

Author's Note

Be kind it felt enough pain

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Amazing piece with some much truth in it. Some many people miss read our need and thoughts of self harm. I'm I'm tears thinking of what people do in their mind "to help" when honestly they know nothing unless they have went through it themselves. Great write and expression. Know forever I'm your friend. Keep writing.

Posted 12 Years Ago

i REALLY love this. is helpful criticism okay? cause i want this poem to be perfect since it's so powerful..
"why I do self harm": it sounds better without the do :)
and a few spelling errors..insecure*, "there there": the first one should be they're

keep up the amazing work!!

Posted 12 Years Ago

Wow.. I love this! I will most defiantly be a friend to help as I am going through the same thing... Great poetry!

Posted 12 Years Ago

This poem stands, where it should be shared. To make us aware. And gives us insight. Very poetic. Keep on writing.

Posted 12 Years Ago

People too often judge and the book always contains something unique and surprising within but just the cover gets noticed! Judgement is something that is too easily carried out!
Poignant poem love, like it a lot xoxo

Posted 12 Years Ago

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I love it, You are veyr poetic,
Nicely done!

Posted 12 Years Ago

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you show your versitility with a subject that isn't covered enough or understood..and I do not stand here with understanding why people would release this way..but we are all individuals and I do not judge ..thanks for sharing a touching and insightful poem

Posted 12 Years Ago

pain penned so well..........bravo!

Posted 12 Years Ago

Oh this is how i feell.. good poem

Posted 12 Years Ago

This was painful to read, and it really pulled at my heart as I personally know how terrible it can be to go through such a thing as harming yourself. Sometimes a close friend that just wants to be there for you and listen can mean all the world and make much difference. Sometimes we need to be reaffirmed that there are those around us that love us dearly, even if we already know it.

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Added on October 19, 2011
Last Updated on October 19, 2011



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