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Caught up in a web of emotions, I fear
my life always on the edge.
I hide what I feel, every single tear
as I stand on the precipice’s ledge.
Held back by impossible dreams, I know
my life will never be whole.
Tied up in lies I can never show
as I struggle to keep my soul.
I yearn for release, but I’m also safe
in these bonds where I live my life.
In loneliness wallow when love I crave,
as I’m pierced by the pain of the knife.
How do I escape, how do I break out?
How rescue my abandoned soul?
How can I explain, with a silent shout
what it’s like for pain to make whole?
Waiting for today’s prompt I stumbled on this image, which inspired me. I am not, myself a victim of self-harm, but I do know the strength of various mental disorders…