People wonder why I cut,

They just don't understand,

It's simple really,

Pretty obvious.

I do it because it relieves stress,

Because it helps get the anger out,

Because it takes me away from the world,

Because it gives me a secret that only I know,

Because it's the only thing I can control myself,

Because sometimes I need attention,

Because I've found nothing that helps better,

Because I like to be in pain sometimes,

And because it reminds me that I'm alive.

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2-21-05