Daniel Richards

Pretty Crimson Wires

My heart is in my mouth,
Frightened by these dreams.
Every night my knife it seems to be
Prying deep into my seams

Letting the pretty crimson,
Crimson ribbons unweave
Falling from my pale skin
Letting the memories all leave

My dreams haunt me each night,
Making me see things
That I really wish not to see
This is why I want my wings

So afraid to close my eyes
Lying in bed so wide awake
Keeping my eyes wide open
Afraid of images my mind will make

I hear my knife screaming
Calling out my name,
My wrists beg for its release
For days without the pain

I know someday soon,
I will give in to its sweet calls,
And when I close my eyes tonight
I will try not to fall

Plaese, please forgive me,
If I do slip tonight
Let go and cut deep
Forgive me if I loose this fight

Pretty crimson wires
Wishing to be free,
They want to pour on out,
And take this pain from me

And,

These haunting dreams come,
The knife inches closer here
Till soon it’ll be across my wrists
And blood will mix with tears

Im choking on m words,
Trying not to fall down
And give into my knife tonight
Although temptations around

Letting the pretty crimson,
Crimson ribbons unweave
Falling from my pale skin
Letting the memories all leave

Pretty crimson wires
Wishing to be free,
They want to pour on out,
And take this pain from me

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Poem Edited: Thursday, March 10, 2011

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Comments about Pretty Crimson Wires by Daniel Richards

  • Stephanie Breana (6/30/2010 6:48:00 AM)

    Such a powerful poem. Very well written. I hope your dreams do not come back and as the comment below me says you aren't alone and do have people that love you. Still love the poem.

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  • Richard Adcock (7/25/2007 2:17:00 PM)

    Dan, as your Father I find this poem very very upsetting and a strong and powerfull insight into your troubled mind.
    I pray that my love for you is as strong as your words and along with your devoted and loving girlfriend Layla we can help you find peace of mind and inner calm


    Dad

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