I swear if I have to read
one more poem
of someone cutting themselves
I’m going to cut myself.
 
Really deep.
 
And then I’ll write a poem about it.
 
Here's what it'll say-
"Feigning regret,
actually in love
with my inspirational wounds.
Red badge of courage,
each drop a potential thought
rushing my veins
towards my choking brain
before fading to black."
 
Fading to black. That's good enough.
Good enough even to be a poet's
final line.
 
Or actually, not really.
The hindsight bias
of the living is the most cruel.
And the scars of wounded emotion
on my wrists and arms
would sting as I write onwards.
Because I survive, like I always do,
searching for a worthy final line...
 
My house is now filled with razor blades
and bloody pens.
 
© 2016 Parker Jennings

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Duce
over 4 years

I absolutely agree w/ you on that score brother.

I wrote (my version of) a haiku about cutters that is similar, it's called "The Cutter". You should check it out when you get the chance, I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

Great job here though, my man.

-Duce

Parker Jennings
Parker Jennings
over 4 years

I'll check it out now. Thanks for the great praise

Sarah Jane Danielsson
over 4 years

I agree... :p

C.R.Stanger
over 4 years

and my "hahah" wasn't from me thinking it was funny or laughing at it but from the sheer cleverness of it

C.R.Stanger
over 4 years

Hahaha this is hysterical and so true ..I've read it many times now... I've commented on 3 of your poems now but I see all three on this poem ... I really hope this is a glitch in the system ..

Parker Jennings
Parker Jennings
over 4 years

It's a glitch ;) but for my standards, the more comments the merrier :)

Parker Jennings
almost 5 years

Thank you all :)

Vic
almost 5 years

Congratulations on your 101st poem!!!

Vic
almost 5 years

"I swear if I have to read
one more poem
of someone cutting themselves
I’m going to cut myself."

My sentiments exactly... :)

Delilah
almost 5 years

Bloody poetry ... Parker, a really nice poem xxx

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