Dark, Emotions, Freestyle, Poetry, Writing

There Once Was…

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Often, I wonder

Why do I give up so much of myself, 

Sacrifice happiness just within reach, 

All for others

Deep down, I know most 

Will never return it, 

My efforts brushed aside,  

Merely a girl that was once there

I spurn myself, doubt my heart, 

Submerge into crushing despair,

All for others

Deep down, I know most

Will not remember it, 

My struggles forgotten with time, 

Merely a girl that was once there

I slice into my own skin, 

Crimson blood gushing forth, 

Staining the pure white of my clothes, 

All for others

Deep down, I know most

Will not care, 

My offerings drained away, 

Merely a girl that was once there

© 2 May 2019, by Haley Scully

2 thoughts on “There Once Was…”

  1. Wow. This is very powerful. It is so raw and it evokes an atmosphere that is sombre. The details are as well striking. What an impactful piece. It is heartbreaking.

    Sending hugs. ❤ ❤

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    1. Thank you so much, Lucy! I love hearing feedback on my writing, and your comments are always so nice. They really brighten my day. Your kind words mean a lot to me. Again, thank you! Sending hugs back! ✨💗

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