Treasure Island

Neyri Castaneda

(9/21/1996 / oakland)

Cutters lullaby


Go to sleep and close your eyes,
And dream of broken butterflies
That tore their wings against a thorn.
You know the pain that they have endured
Silver metal shine so bright
Scarlet blood that feels so right.
Dream of that blood trickling down,
And wake up just before you drown.
The moonlight shining off your tears
As you bleed out your worst fears.
So tonight when you start to cry
Whisper the cutters lullaby:

Hushabye baby, you’re almost dead
You don’t have a pulse and your pillow is red.
Your family hates you
Your friends let you bleed
Sleep tight with a knife,
Cause its all that you need.
Rockabye baby, Broken and scarred,
You didn’t know life would be this hard.
Time to end the pain you hid so well
And down you’ll come baby,
Straight back to hell! !

Submitted: Thursday, June 26, 2008
Edited: Sunday, August 03, 2008

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  • Kiana Bessette (1/29/2014 2:15:00 PM)

    this poem is not by neyri Castaneda this poem is by Jaime Moskowitz she wrote it a few years back and it became a big hit it is very disappointing that someone would try to take their work and say it was theirs. (Report) Reply

  • Kate Ecker (11/21/2012 12:42:00 PM)

    Wow! ! Hey, may I please use this poem in the novel I'm writing, citing you of course?
    :) (Report) Reply

  • Jennifer Johnson (11/14/2011 12:51:00 PM)

    i really really love this poem with all my heart. it trully is amazing, i dont think you should or anyone else should put such wonderfull work on the web, for someone will claim their work. this poem for instance my friend dakota said he wrote. i hate his for lying, , , i will correct him, no one should take other peoples work! (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Aragon (3/10/2010 6:30:00 PM)

    Simply and definitely great. I love how this flowed and it had a really cool theme. Loved it! (Report) Reply

  • Serenity Prayer (8/3/2008 7:14:00 AM)

    wow.....thats all i can say...and thats a good thing. lol. excellent. this is my favorite so far. (Report) Reply

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