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i’ve tried everything….

Posted in depression, mental health, mental illness, self harm with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 04/07/2014 by doyourememberthattime

i have fallen into another slump.
i rarely know why this happens.
occasionally there are clear reasons for my depression worsening.
but, not this time.

life is struggle at moment
the urge to harm myself is overpowering
i am told the desire will leave me
i continue to wait for that peace.

in the mean time I try to live
i feel as though there is something inside me trying to break out
i can’t relax
it is impossible to just be.

i have resorted to doing, doing, doing
i do housework every morning.
i’ve cleaned out drawers & cupboards
organised my wardrobe
i’ve scrubbed every surface in the house
everything I eat is cooked from scratch
i bake
the next three months have been budgeted
i am keeping a detailed food diary
my life has never been so regimented.

i force myself to socialise
close friends are invited for dinner
i see films with my sister
plans are made with friends in other cities
i volunteer
i’m reading voraciously
my writing output has gathered pace
self-manicures have become works of art
my hair is styled, my legs are smooth.

from the outside i seem to be doing great.
my productivity has soared.
i appear to be creating order.

the truth is my drive is desperation.
a constant need to escape an unbearable internal chasm
if I don’t keep moving
i will butcher myself.
my increasingly despairing attempts to grasp control are failing.
i am left sore
&
sad
&
exhausted.

i long to curl up in my bed and hide
but
my spiteful inner voice will not allow it
there is a constant coaxing to shed my blood,
a continuous stream of gory images.
all accompanied by heavy hopelessness
&
the suffocating knowledge that it will return.
no matter how much progress I make
or
what heights of contentment I reach
i will feel this way again.

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i don’t want you, but i need you…..

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on 26/01/2012 by doyourememberthattime

it’s hard to write about this
as
i really don’t understand it

my mind seems to have taken over
i no longer “want” to cut
want isn’t the right word
i’ve never wanted to do it
but
more & more
i actively
don’t
want to hurt myself

i’m so tired
it’s getting harder
not more painful
just physically
exhausting
it takes so much out of me

it’s never enough
i can’t attain the same calm
i am always dissatisfied with my work

i’d always been led to believe that i did this because
it worked
that when the balance tipped
and
the negative outweighed the gain
i
would
stop

i think i have reached that point.
i am physically deteriating
and
mentally sinking.

i am not stopping

if anything the comuplsion grows stronger
i can’t stop

my head will not be quiet
there’s no rest
until
i cut

at the moment i am giving myself
every
other
day
off

i feel so guilty.
it is weak to need break
how dare i go so easy on
me

the only thing i gain from slicing myself up
is a temporary end to the battle in my head
i never win
if i don’t hurt
i berate myself
and
if i do
i’ve failed

so, i continue
for the reprieve
the precious silence

i’m beginning to suspect
that i am praying
a high price
for that peace