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The blushing crows
Land on my clothes.
They tease my ears
With regrets and fears.

So I suppose
This is how my life goes.

Purples, blues, greens, yellows…
It's something that I never chose.

My eyes squeeze shut.
Another cut.

I mend and stitch
The holes and splits–
The ones I etched
And the ones you stretched.

Six hundred pounds of flesh
Resting upon my chest.
It's harder to catch my breath.
I hope this is not my death.

The worms withdraw
While the vultures claw
And begin to gnaw
At my limbs of straw

My skin bursts open
To release words unspoken.

Down the street
Tires scream
Headlights creep.
A young teen
Wants to sleep.

Eyes squeezed shut.
So many themes in this one.
October 2, 2012

Loneliness, death, abuse, self-harm, rape, homophobia, and being 15
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paulypants Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
This piece would be perfect for a project we are developing -- an online gallery for artists who have been bullied or who explore the theme of bullying in their work. It's called the You Will Rise Project. Check it out here: [link] and let us know if you would be willing to share this piece on the site. Read the "Submit Your Work" section of the site for details and follow the instructions to e-mail us your submission if you are interested. Thanks!
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sminkle Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for letting me know about this. :)
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Zoey113 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
That's so well written :)
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:iconsminkle:
sminkle Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :3
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Quite-Sanely-Insane Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As a fifteen-year-old myself...
Yes.
Thank you for being able to represent these feels.
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:iconsminkle:
sminkle Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: And thank you for reading <3
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ArvenaPeredhel Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: I've been there. We've all been there.
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:iconsminkle:
sminkle Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: Sometimes I still feel like that little insecure teenager :)
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ArvenaPeredhel Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Me. Too.
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crashmypartyhard Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
really awesome--i dont usually like rhyming poems, they bore me, but your word choice is great and it was woven together well.
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:iconsminkle:
sminkle Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much!
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crashmypartyhard Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
np!
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feartotread Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
makes rhyming fun
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:iconsminkle:
sminkle Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks!
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DragonHeart136 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Interesting concept. A sense of emotional explosion going on within this poem. Unspoken feelings finally released....
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:iconsminkle:
sminkle Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Yes that is exactly how I'm feeling right now so writing this was very helpful :)
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:icondragonheart136:
DragonHeart136 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Glad to hear, may I ask, "How long have you been writing poetry?" :)
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:iconsminkle:
sminkle Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Technically, as long as I can remember. :) But I started writing mature poetry (not just poems about my dog) in 6th grade, soo... about 10 or 11 years ago.
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:icondragonheart136:
DragonHeart136 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Wow, that is awesome. It must be awesome to experience new styles of poetry and ideas along the way.
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:iconsminkle:
sminkle Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It is! I haven't written many rhyming poems since discovering my style to just write with the "flow" but being in a poetry class this year has inspired me to try new things heheh
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DragonHeart136 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
There are many styles out there, and poems don't necessarily needs to be a rhyming one. That's cool. I like to mix mine up a bit.
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VaneLuziMoura Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
This is very good. :)
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:iconsminkle:
sminkle Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :)
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