Strip Mining of the Skin

June 1, 2008
The smile on the face of the girl in pain

She’s looking out the window,

Waiting for the rain to fade.

From black eyes, everything is shades of gray—

Lifeless, meaningless—but classic.

–Hiding inside every chamber,

Running through every stream,

Lurking in the hollows—

Tear it apart and destroy the scene.

Strip mining of the skin

To feed the flame that makes you live

But supply’ll run low,

And it’ll be death you hold.

The land is dead and there’ll be no fuel

The rain’ll muddy the destroyed earth

Dirtying all the beauty that withstood.

But even then, there’s a irksome smile

Behind all this pain.

If you really try you can see the good

Just have to look through twisted lens

And a crooked heart

Then you’ll imagine a light in the dark.

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kk127 said...
Jun. 14, 2009 at 8:39 pm
Wow, great poem, actually all your poems are amazing.
heatherkillsboys said...
Apr. 1, 2009 at 4:50 pm
this is amzing girl :)
beautiful :)
dragonofwords said...
Dec. 26, 2008 at 6:50 am
I think that this one actually has some emotion in it, instead of 'emo' kids trying to get attention. Depressed is and overused word, and no one really understands what it means. This is excellent, you have a real talent! said...
Dec. 22, 2008 at 10:27 pm
I think that you are very creative person. Keep writing.
SuicideGoddess said...
Sept. 21, 2008 at 8:00 am
Awesome poem^^ keep writing^^
dreamwriter said...
Sept. 1, 2008 at 5:12 pm
You did amazing on this, and you have really good wording, but it seems like it needs less depressing emotion, and more almost happy emotion, otherwise, it's a really good-worded-sad-emotioned poem. No offense though. Just constructive criticism.
lovelara said...
Aug. 21, 2008 at 6:22 pm
eh. its just a depressing poem with good wording. come on, people! where the creativity?!?!?
thehurricane said...
Aug. 11, 2008 at 3:01 am
it's real dark and has a depressive mood to it.
audi179 said...
Aug. 7, 2008 at 9:09 pm
this is really good
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