I used to dance

I used to dance
Now I only dream
I envisage the movements
 Falling Into a trance
Wishing I could move that way
 My motions making me gleam
I no longer dance
 I no longer twirl
I no longer walk
Was still only a girl
 I was that beauty Inside and out
 That tried to extinguish Her life With tablets and a knife
It is art That has healed me
Let my express myself
Filled my heart With love and self wealth
 i long to dance
But I never will again
So instead I dance with my paper and pen

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Results of self harm

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Written on December 22, 2023

Submitted by ritchiechelle on December 21, 2023

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  • Dianejean57
    Well done.
    LikeReply1 day ago
  • alanswansea18
    LikeReply21 days ago
  • cokerrogers
    This is awesome work. I wish I could have seen your dance but im just ask lucky to be your fan.
    LikeReply1 month ago
  • alanswansea18
    A beautiful piece.
    LikeReply2 months ago


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