To Write Love On Her Arm


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I am part of this suicide prevention cause.. This is how I feel bout myself and this program

To Write Love On Her Arm

She has known such great pain
Haunted dreams as a child
The near constant presence of evil ever since

And she has felt the touch of awful naked men
Battled addiction and depression and attempted suicide

Her arms remember razor blades
Fifty scars that speak of self-inflicted wounds

Six hours after I meet her she's feeling trapped
Two groups of friends offering opposite ideas

Everyone's asleep
The sun is rising
And she drinks long from a bottle of liquor
And takes the razor blade from the table & locks herself in the bathroom
She cuts herself using the blade to write 'fuck up'
Large across her left forearm
And to write love on her arms

And this one's for Aliyah
And this one's for myself

Don't go
Rescue is possible

We hold back the darkness
We can prove them wrong
Love can change life

To write love on her arms

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sk8erpoet commented on To Write Love On Her Arm


this is one great poem shelb..its really good that you wrote this sure it will help alot of people...great write...10...sk8

Ninjaboy commented on To Write Love On Her Arm


i like this one, it is truely a good write, though darkness isnt always all its cracked up to be, its not always a bad place, i promise you, its not.... 10

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Walt Whitman, American Poet (1819-1892)

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