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One.

It hurts like too many days of rain.
Like paper cuts inside
And all around the rims of your dry eyes.

The maggots crawl within your chest,
Your heart is lost
In between boxes and little memories
Of saying things to someone
Who didn’t fully take them to heart.

Two.

It feels like mothballs in a piano.
A casket in the rain.

An empty church and
Burning buildings,
A ring on a dead hand.

It festers like a sore
Inside your head and in your core
And then it bleeds onto your
Thoughts
And stains your
Worthless words.

Three.

It smells like ice
And decaying flesh
And stings the tongue
Like thorns

And wooden splinters that will
Never come out and heal.

Four.

It hurts everywhere I look
And smell
And touch
And taste
And hear.

It fills my eyes with salty
Fear
And dread
For coming minutes.

Five.

It is a torn-apart
Love letter.

Six.

It is a cut
With a dull knife.

Seven.

It is a lie
Told twice
To tear-filled
Eyes
And whispered a third
In less believable words.

Eight.

It is melancholy,
And the color gray,
And a lonely person in a hospital
That does not get flowers.

It is the pure essence of
Pain---
As a child with no breath
And death lingers upon the breast
Of a mother
Who’s child will never live.

Nine.

And it is three times,
This time.

And it hurts.



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dreamcatcher77This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Mar. 1 at 10:48 pm:
oh my. so good. but why did you number it? 
 
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Ga-GahKayMarie said...
Aug. 13, 2012 at 11:39 pm:
In this i can see as well as feel pain ! Which is very nice, to think that your words can make someone else feel your emotions is just amazing! nice job!
 
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windswiftThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 3, 2012 at 3:36 pm:
the essence of pain, what a lovely combination of words, to one who understands what it feels like and knows what it is to go through with it all.  I will not say this poem is loveable, for it is not, it is to be despised at all cost, but also to be trusted beyond anything, because of the truth that it reveals, and of the pain it foreshadows.  you have done a brilliant piece of work, but it can proggress no further, for there is no further way to describe the pain you have felt, trust ... (more »)
 
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Zildjian This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 8, 2011 at 6:01 pm:
You never cease amazing me. 
 
FreakyEyed This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 13, 2011 at 1:22 am :
You are too kind! Thank you! <3 (Also, you better come back. We miss you.)
 
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Inkspired said...
Sept. 15, 2009 at 9:02 pm:
Love this poem! It's very descriptive and provides lots of examples and similies for that one pain.
 
S.E.M This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 15, 2009 at 9:11 pm :
Thanks! =]
I was going through a hard time.
 
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Meghan said...
Sept. 15, 2009 at 8:44 pm:
Amazing poem. You are a really good writer.
 
S.E.M This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 15, 2009 at 8:58 pm :
Thank you for your compliments. =)
Haha, not all of my stuff is this pleasing to the ear and eye! XD
 
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Kylie A. said...
Sept. 14, 2009 at 6:15 pm:
i love this poem, very discriptive.
 
S.E.M This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 14, 2009 at 7:32 pm :
Thank you very much! =]
 
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