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Oct 31 · 57
Nights used to be mom, brother, sister and dad
Now brother and sister have traded places with me

Nights are now mom, dad and me

Dads old school movies screaming in the background while mom scrolls through her social media and I work on an essay.

Dads bellowing laughs always bring me comfort
Jun 11 · 849
I feel like I'm tiring

Taking everyone's time,energy and oxygen

They promise I'm not

I don't think I believe in promises anymore
May 27 · 139
I've lost myself
I don't quite remember how
All I remember was looking in the mirror and regretting
What was it I regret
I can't remember anymore

All I know is that,
I don't understand
I can't remember why I felt I needed to write this, I feel a tad lost right now is all
May 3 · 106
It's late at night; I'm supposed to be dreaming

I want so badly to go into the bliss of unconsciousness

I can't bring myself to

I've let a river of red flow once again while sloppy rain drops created puddles

I've done it again; its all my fault
Mar 6 · 111
I swear
Things are much worse I presume
I cried a bit, cut a bit, and promised that I swear
It won't happen again

But I slipped again you see
I messed up and the blade went right to my hand
Like a magnet

There was a bit of blood not much I swear
But there were a lot of tears even so

So I guess today I cried a bit, cut a bit,
And broke a promise
Feb 19 · 118
He's gone
He's gone
He's gone

Was it my fault?
Was I too ugly and fat
Or too loud and daring

These are the things I wonder as I empty my stomach
So it won't be my fault again
Jan 21 · 99
I've made a mistake

I realized that starry night
It chanted in my head like people performing a ritual

Should I let it happen
Voice my chords
Be honest with myself

I couldn't be honest with myself
Because if I did

I would be admitting that I never stopped loving you
Dec 2018 · 71
Ella Mclaughlin Dec 2018
I just stopped.

Wearing a mask

They said I had changed, I'm no longer who I once was,
Really, I just stripped myself of my protection.

I put on a short sleeve shirt
Took off the bracelets, the fake smile
Stripped my vocal cords of that pained laugh

Let them witness my scars

They say to be you, show your pain
Why was I mocked for it then?

So I just gave up....
Dec 2018 · 134
Ella Mclaughlin Dec 2018
She was like a diamond hidden in rock

Hard to break through the rock but once you did

She was worth a million bucks
Dec 2018 · 137
Ella Mclaughlin Dec 2018
She wanted to be someone
Everyone said she couldn't
She wanted to save lives

Wanting to be important
She studied late at night
Trying to ace every test
Win every fight

She couldn't ace every test
Win every fight

She was the girl that tried to save every life
But could not save her own
Dec 2018 · 1.6k
On Purpose
Ella Mclaughlin Dec 2018
I feel numb
I don't know why
It just washes over me
One minute I'm laughing
The next I'm staring blankly at the wall

I've convinced my myself that I do this on purpose, chanting in my head every Night
I want to be depressed and numb
That I want to cry myself to sleep everynight
After i've purposley forced myself to create a river of blood flowing down my Arm

I do think I do this on purpose

When you've been sad for as long as I have
Wouldn't you?
Dec 2018 · 60
Ella Mclaughlin Dec 2018
Words on the tip of my tounge
They seem so hard to say
Others say theirs and they are bright as day
My words are as a blackbird
Beautiful and dark
Their bluebirds are loud and shun out my start
When I try to be as they it never seems to work
Because who would want a blackbird
Dark as the earth

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