Self Inflicted

Self Inflicted

A Poem by Jake Staffeld

I have a darkness inside me
It manifests in my violence
I hope you never see
These things in my silence
That betray my hatred

It's hard to control
Pain can only slow it
It's deeper than the soul
I don't quite fit
Because it makes me different

I've done it before
I'll do it again
The destruction is my core
I'm killing what I've been
Against my will

This impulse takes over
I have to hurt
Grab your four leaf clover
Hope I don't die in my effort
To make sure I'm the only one destroyed

If it isn't me it's you
On the receiving end
These facts are sad but true
I've shown a consistent trend
Towards unchained rage

I just can't cope
With the world's s**t
I ran out of hope
In one apoplectic fit
When I first found self infliction

© 2011 Jake Staffeld

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Wow, this is a great write, like it a lot:-)

Posted 10 Years Ago

Wow this is a very masculine write, I quite enjoy the intensity. These lines really appealed to me:

1. Grab your four leaf clover
Hope I don't die in my effort

Quite poetic! bravo.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Strong words a lot of emotion in this poem. Life can twist us up and leave us wanting little. I believe need to go forward and not allow the world to slow you down. A lot of ways to inflict pain and hurt. No weakness in this poem. Just strong words in the excellent poem.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Very intense and raw.. well done..x

Posted 10 Years Ago

This is super dark... But I like it all the same. :)

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Added on November 4, 2011
Last Updated on November 4, 2011


Jake Staffeld
Jake Staffeld

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I'm in college, whoooooo. I like all kinds of rock, and songwriting. That's how I got into Poems in the first place. Some of these will actually be songs of mine I've modified. more..


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