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I DO Understand


Author: longwinterdays
ASL Info:    21/F/WA
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Class/Type: Poetry /Serious
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Please read this before you just go on and read something else. This piece is really important to me. It is a piece about cutting...and I know what it is like....I know how they...or you feel.


I DO Understand



You know what’s funny?
It’s funny that I DO understand,
How you think everyone is against you
And life is the ONE thing that you can’t stand.

I know how it is
To wake up and wonder whom you are
And to slice yourself open
Not knowing that you’re just adding a new scar

I realize what it is like
To want to just end your life
Thinking no one loves you
And that you are alone in all of your strife

I really do get it
I do know how you feel
I know that sometimes cutting is the only way
The only way for you to feel real

You know what is funny?
It’s funny that a lot of people understand
How you think everyone is against you
And life is the one thing that you can’t stand.

I know how it is
To wake up and wonder whom you are
And to slice yourself open
Not realizing, it won’t get you very far

I realize what it is like
To want to just end your life
Thinking no one loves you
But you aren’t alone in the strife

I really do get it
I do know how you feel
I know that cutting is the way
The way to keep you from being able to heal




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  Wow this poem inspires me in some great ways. I especially like that you stated clearly so many times that you understand what people who cut themselves feel. I used to cut and I used to think that nobody actually cares or understand how I feel. I realized that people do care and people actually understood how I feel. Thank you for this poem.
| Posted on 2008-12-27 00:00:00 | by Rachel Ruff | [ Reply to This ]
  my favorite so far
| Posted on 2007-02-28 00:00:00 | by smurf1433 | [ Reply to This ]
  Hey. Thankyou for doing a poem about cutting that isn't just about the self sympathy or self loathing. I never was a real cutter, but I have been to the point where I wanted to try it. I don't quite have a big scar from it, because as soon as the blade touched my skin I just felt like I was doing something against my own morals, my own rules. And that's exactly what started me on the way to such depression in the first place. Thankfully, it never really became a problem as I realized it wouldn't help any. And I hope that other people realize this soon as well. I can't say I fully understand, as you seem to, because I think there's so much more to life. But I have been there, so I do know it's hard.
Anyway, to me, this poem went from a point of understanding why, to a poem of understanding why not. (Meaning that you do get what a person may be feeling, but you hope they see why it won't fix anything.) If I'm right, and this is what you're tryin' to tell people, then I thankyou for getting the message out. I love the style you did it in, as your lines were repeated but changed with every bout of realization. I'm glad I didn't look past this poem.
| Posted on 2006-09-30 00:00:00 | by stefhy | [ Reply to This ]
  I am currently a Pysch tech in the army and i help people with depression daily, and hear so often that "you dont understand how this feels" I love your poem for saying what i cant say!
You cant tell someone that you deal with the same things that you are plagued with the reality that shyt aint easy, that life is hard and sometimes quitting seems like a good idea, but you tell them that its not a good idea and show them how to work through it and they never know that you know it works cuz you do it daily!
| Posted on 2006-01-05 00:00:00 | by Atrip187 | [ Reply to This ]
  Nicely done, I for one don't understand the cutting.
I don't know what comes of it. There must be low self esteem that causes one to feel the need for pain.
I do know that if a person wanted to commit sucide that they would cut deeper than they do.

The cutting is a cry for help but why not ask for it. Maybe they feel no one understands.
I don't know.
I can see what you feel and want to say in this write but I don't agree that people have to mame themselves for attention. Then again I have never been around someone that does it.
I can't say that I have sympathy for it but, I can't say that I don't either.

So, I just say I don't understand and try to see it through your eyes.

It is a very good thing that you write here and shows that you have a caring way about you.
You have grown to understand your pains and are trying to help others to do the same.
My hat is off to you.

Nicely Done

Respect and Admiration

Clyde
| Posted on 2006-01-04 00:00:00 | by Wisdom Seeker | [ Reply to This ]
  This subject is one that scares me in a way because I don't really understand it. I hear the reasons you give for a person cutting themselves such as;

I know that sometimes cutting is the only way
The only way for you to feel real

and

I know that cutting is the way
The way to keep you from being able to heal

I understand these reasons, they are logical in an illogical way...if you see what I mean.

Is the person cutting, really trying to comit suicide? I wonder. Could it be a cry for help? Or a way for the person to have that one thing in their life that they can control completely, whilst everyone else is controlling the rest of their life?

Your poem was sad and kinda messed up, like the thoughts of someone who would cut themselves...did you mean to do that? If so, it's a great insight into someone elses mind and reasoning. If this is about you, or someone you know, I hope they get the help they need. A very thought provoking poem. Mel.
| Posted on 2006-01-04 00:00:00 | by litllost | [ Reply to This ]


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