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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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:iconsminkle:
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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:iconarvenaperedhel:
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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:iconarvenaperedhel:
ArvenaPeredhel Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Me. Too.
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crashmypartyhard Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General 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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