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Do you understand?
The blade against your wrist
Doesn't just slice your skin.
It cuts through others
Hearts
Souls
And sanity.


Do you understand?
You don't just kill yourself.
You kill everyone.
Everyone dies
Everyone cries
Everyone suffers
From YOUR goodbyes.

Do you understand?
You don't just die.
You take everyone down
With you.
Don't you get it?
You're going to hurt everyone.
Stop being so cruel, treating yourself like crap. Because that's hurting everyone else.
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Illusionsdreamsfan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I've read so much sad poetry, but this one really made me cry.
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DarkShadeStar Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student Writer
if others don't care it wont hurt them, it will just let you feeling for a while.
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nukemthisdukem Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
sanity is just a cover of what you want to be. but only the chosen few can see so
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nukemthisdukem Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
if cutting makes you loose your sanity,,, then im all for it... remember depression is control... control of what you may ask... control of SanItY
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Unisis-2-in-1-beauty Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student General Artist
i know...i'm so sorry...i just don't like me...sorry for hurting all y'all others...even if the ones i hurt the most don't read this...just know i'm sorry still...sigh...
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Suicide is never the right solution, and never will be
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Chapawee13 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very true.
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Dracosphere Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for saying this. This is the truth.
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Gothfoxgirl Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
beautiful
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iKittieKat Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
This is really good. It fits for a friend of mine who wants to kill himself alot because of so many abusive people he meets. But I dont know if he would understand.. Sometimes Im scared to tell him things that mean something different from what he thinks, but is true.
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beautifulwafflepanda Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG this is deep.
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GreenQuee Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish I could of said this to my sister (when she was depressed,in all) I'm glad she's fine now :aww:
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FancyMutt Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I only stopped cutting because my bf wanted me to. I would've stopped sooner if I saw this.. _
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Tandorla Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
When you're in that place where the blade is on your wrist, believe me, you either don't believe all that, or you don't care.

The thought in my head sometimes; If I kill myself you will have to live with the pain of my death every day. So? Suck it up, I've been living with it every day for the past 6 years. Why do you deserve to be saved from it when I can't?

(I know you're right though... hence I'm still typing ;) )
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hermafrodite Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i do understand but sometimes i fell like im already dead
once ya know what thats like tell me what im feelings meaningless
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WaitingToBeFree Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student General Artist
so painfully beautiful and so true
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Melodygirl74 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It doesn't hurt others if others don't care
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marisuka Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
but others do care, i care.
if you're in this ^ situation, i will care for you..
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Melodygirl74 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
aww thnks you so much!
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marisuka Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
np
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ClearYourHeartLetGo Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Personally, this poem hits home to me, because I go through these things. But I happen to disagree with you. When somebody cuts, its about their pain, their agony, how they feel. They are not cutting there loved ones. Sometimes they cut because of them. Yea, it hurts whoever you are close to but don't you see, they cry sympathy, not for the blood.

When somebody dies because they commit suicide, you don't kill everybody else. They go on. Eventually. It'll hurt them but not as much as that person cried, or cut, or starved.

I disagree because if I would stop treating myself like crap, I would do it for me, not because its hurting other people. They hurt me, I'm simply taking my pain and anger into my control. Sorry, but I don't like how it was presented. Good wording but not a nice one for me. Sorry
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Bellykid5 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
It's not hurting anyone else if no one cares.
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hip-hop111 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My feels...again...this is great
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schizets Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student Artist
waow that is beautiful and to the point. phenomenal job!
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Kerocake Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How selfish
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thetardislover4546 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Self hatred and depression is selfish? Tell me more, as a person who has anxiety issues, has self harmed, and has eating disorders, I'd love to know how I'm being selfish.
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Kerocake Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, not you.

I'm talking about the people who view suicide as something someone should NEVER do, under any circumstances. I'm saying that the person who is going to commit suicide already knows that it will harm others. As in, what if a person had a terminal illness and wanted to die peacefully? Who are you to say that they can't go because it will hurt you too much? It not being legal for doctors to prescribe someone something that will kill them peacefully drives people to use violent methods.

I have severe anxiety and depression as well.
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thetardislover4546 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh, I see where you're coming from. I see the point, but it is definitely not something to encourage I suppose. I hope you get better.
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Kerocake Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No it's fine. I take medications. Also, being depressed doesn't automatically mean you're suicidal. (I'm not)
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thetardislover4546 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well obviously. Depression in itself is hard to go through though.
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kiku----honda Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SO TRUE.
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7southerndragons Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful. The truth. Very sad.
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Nullibicity Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sure you've gotten quite a bit of hell for this. However, I hope you know that this is very well worded and it carries a hard concept which you've conveyed well enough in order for people to be upset.

I see people dividing themselves into two sides as the "depression victims" and the "victims of those with depression." I happen to agree with both, actually.

I used to cut, too, and I've tried to commit suicide before. I totally understand how the cutter, or person with depression, feels incredibly selfish and shamed already and doesn't need to be told that as it could only make things worse (though for some it helps). I can see how some would see this as an insult... but I've also watched my twin sister go through the cuts and the suicide attempts to the point I was so distraught and hurt that I couldn't help... that I couldn't break through to her and that no matter how much I loved her, she was trapped within her depression. I think people with depression do need to feel loved and wanted, but I think some just trap themselves there. You DO hurt other people by cutting and trying to commit suicide, and that just shows how much those people want to help you and how much they love you. and you DO hurt when you're depressed, to the point the pain can sometimes be unspeakable. But by totally ignoring those loving people and continuing to try and shoulder your hurt on your own... don't you think that hurts them, too? Most only want to help.
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Coolkitten13 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice.
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SeraphinaPitchiner Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful.
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Golden-Leaves Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very powerful. I love it.
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MAziMadi1234 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
and when somebody is trying to help that person he/she has to go through ALL these obstacles just to make sure that person is happy and by than when that person is happy the person who helped him/her may feel good about that person being happy but because of the things that person went through just to make that person happy he/she feels like crap.
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MAziMadi1234 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
people just don't understand when people cut themselves that it doesn't just hurt that person it hurts everybody around that person.
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MAziMadi1234 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
also i really love this poem to death xD its so very true.
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MAziMadi1234 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
O_O who is this for???
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AstroGirl123 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So dam true
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Bear421 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Mikki to you and all your fans who are decades younger than I, about a year after my accident in April 2009 I began to realize as the surgeries continued and the pain became relentless, I thought it was something I could fix. Guys almost always think we can fix things, right or wrong it's what we think. Last month I had another surgical procedure making that one my 13/14? and another coming on the first part of July. My disability is Severe Chronic Pain, and in your Poem , your right, but all the shaking in this world couldn't deter me. It was until a friend, a intelligent young girl stated to me that she felt I was taking her down with me. And then she cut me from her life, that feeling hurt more than all the pain I have ever felt. All the thoughts of dieing were gone.

She was right to do what she did and you are right to try and do what it is with your Poem. I'm changing now, back to who I was, back to one of the happiest person's I knew.
I am confused as to why you felt the need to defend yourself? Here on DeviantArt communication is welcomed but the rights of the Artist should always be first. This is a world wide site and your Poem goes out to all, and as an Artist what you say, draw, write, create is why we are all here.

I can see that many of your watchers are young and it is always the young that will take us(humans) into the next process of how we will live,be,etc... Your message is for someone who feels alone, and to one of your comments,"you don't just wake up and become happy".
They are right and wrong. I've cracked my skull and suffered two major concussions but one day I decided no more. It is still a fight but it is one I don't back down from any more, and I find I am having more happier moments each day. From the medications and damage from the surgeries
I am dieing but when I go I "will", be happy.......Just thought you should know, your age had no effect on how this work made me smile.........
Sorry but I never learned to talk in 5 words or less, HaHaHa.... My main User Page is XCLT, there's a reason for this one, but that's another story.
You and your many friends make me feel proud...Bye_________________________________________________________________duckie
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AstroGirl123 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow now that was beautiful. You live your life happily person.
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Bear421 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Thank You_________
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AstroGirl123 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Anytime for a dear person like you. Hope you get better. :')
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Bear421 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
I am , I will, thank you so much, Yea!!!!
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Bear421 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
That is so sweet of you, and if and when my
physical Pains try to bring me down to those
thoughts, I will think or return to reread
"you don't just die", and I'm sure it will
bring a smile to my heart.................:+favlove:_________________________________duckie
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AstroGirl123 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are so welcome! ;) I love making people happy.
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S-E-Mercury Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sure it has been said countless times in the comments, but this is an incredibly beautiful and powerful poem. Thank you so much for writing it!
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