First of all, thank you for actually taking interest and reading some of my poems. Now, I have never really “self harmed” myself. I haven’t physically hurt myself on purpose but I have been through a stage in my life where I would define myself as emotionally and mentally ill. It was a dark time and fortunately, I have healed myself through time and meditation. My poems are not from my friends point of view; they are all based on my thoughts, feelings and emotions. I still read them from time to time and still see grains of truth hidden. I do not have any friends that self harm, that I know of. And in all truth, no one should because no one deserves that. Period.