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Selfharm Poems: A Collection of Painful Reflections

Healing Through Words: Poems About Self-Harm

Looking for poems about self-harm? Look no further, we’ve got you covered. Our selection of poems on this topic range from thoughtful to deeply emotional. While not a subject to be taken lightly, we feel it’s important to provide a safe space for individuals to express themselves through the art of poetry. So, whether you’re a survivor or simply looking for insight, we hope our collection of poems about self-harm offers a new perspective on this delicate subject matter.

Short Poems

1. “Crimson Release”
Blood drips down my arm,
A release of pain,
Temporary relief from harm,
But the scars remain.

2. “The Temptation”
The blade whispers my name,
Seducing me with its shine,
But I must resist the game,
And leave the habit behind.

3. “The Hidden Battle”
Beneath the sleeves and smiles,
Lies a battle I cannot win,
The scars tell stories for miles,
Of the pain hidden within.

4. “The Road to Healing”
It’s a long and winding road,
To overcome this addiction,
But with love, support, and hope,
I can find peace and conviction.

Medium Poems

1. “Crimson Tears”

Crimson tears roll down my skin,
A relief from the pain within.
A momentary escape from life,
A fleeting escape from all my strife.

I know it’s wrong, I know it’s bad,
But the soothing sensation makes me glad.
A physical manifestation of my pain,
A release that’s hard to explain.

It’s a vicious cycle, I know it’s true,
But it’s hard to break when it’s all I knew.
I’m fighting hard to find a way,
To heal from this and see a brighter day.

2. “Invisible Scars”

Invisible scars mark my skin,
A reminder of the pain held within.
I hide them well, for no one to see,
The damage I’ve caused to only me.

I try to smile and act okay,
But inside I’m hurting every day.
I wish I had healthier ways,
To cope with life and all its frays.

I’m not alone, I know it’s true,
But it’s hard to talk about what I do.
I’m working on healing and finding peace,
To turn my pain into something to release.

3. “Breaking the Cycle”

Breaking the cycle is what I need,
To end the pain and the self-harm breed.
I’m taking steps to heal and grow,
And let my scars fade and cease to show.

It’s not easy, but it’s worth the fight,
To find other ways to make things right.
To reach out for help and find support,
And know that I’m not alone in this sort.

I’m learning to love myself for who I am,
And not let my pain control my plan.
Breaking the cycle is a step at a time,
But I know it’s possible to shine.

Long Poems

The Pain Within

I carry a secret pain
That’s hard to explain
It’s a burning desire
To feel the sting of fire

I take a blade to my skin
And watch the blood begin
To flow out of me
Making me feel free

But the freedom is short-lived
And the pain, unrelieved
The scars start to heal
But the hurt, I still feel

I try to stop, I really do
But the urge just breaks through
I feel like I’m going insane
As I inflict this self-made pain

The shame is overwhelming
And the guilt is unrelenting
How can I keep doing this
When I know I’ll regret this

But in the moment, all I feel
Is the relief of the steel
Against my flesh, a release
My mind finally at peace

I know it’s not healthy
And it’s not a good way to be
But this pain is my own
And I’ll let it be shown

So I’ll continue to cope
With this painful slope
Until I can find a way
To make this pain go away.

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