A Vicious Circle

Each one symbolic
Of hate and pain
Of violent feelings
I can't contain

Each cut so raw
So dark and red
Remember the relief
Each time I bled

Every night of pain
I conquer and win
Every time I submit
And etch my skin

Every time I remember
The pain of the past
I cut it away
But it never lasts

Each cut I'll regret
In the day's that'll follow
Cause the circle comes 'round
And in hurt I'll still wallow