Porcelain Doll This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

March 14, 2010
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I'm not made of steel,
Or bulletproof glass.
I'm as fragile as a
Porcelain doll,
Just as delicate as
I am small.

Past my silky, flawless face,
Stir emotions I can't embrace.
Scars, the proof of what I feel,
Scars my clothes just
Won't reveal.

I may appear to those around
A happy person, with a mind sound.
But if that's really what you think,
Take a deep look
And see I'm on the brink.

I'm sitting here close to the edge,
Balancing thoughts inside my head,
Weighing the idea of the end,
Tragically hoping for my time to extend.

Alas, yet it is too late,
I fear I must accept my fate.
Falling farther from the shelf,
I try to make peace with myself.

Now awaiting bittersweet releases,
In a second, in a flash,
I shatter into pieces.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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EmotionalEmotionless said...
Mar. 1, 2014 at 3:15 am
I LUV this poem it really explains how I feel right now
eh1776 said...
Feb. 1, 2011 at 7:54 am
i thought this piece was so good! i loved how everything flowed together and it inspired me to write something like this on my own!!
KellyKay said...
Jan. 7, 2011 at 11:14 am
ow this is really cool considering i collect porcliean dols and one of them broke not to long ago but with soem crazy glue i put it back together
waitingforforever said...
Dec. 31, 2010 at 10:45 pm
I love this. Simply amazing <3
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