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Daddy's Mark

January 11, 2012
By n3xtusplaya DIAMOND, Honolulu, Hawaii
n3xtusplaya DIAMOND, Honolulu, Hawaii
83 articles 23 photos 232 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for what you are not."





~Luara Moncur


The sun beam warms her cheek
Waking her up-beginning another school week,
She slowly but willing rolls out of bed-
Still trying to remember what day it is in her head.

First thing's first, take a look in the mirror-
Check the damage done from crying the night before,
Just a little bit puffy in the eyes
Hopefully no one will notice and she'll get by.
As she goes to turn away
She notices a dark shadow like spot on the side of her face-
Daddy made sure he left his mark;
Maybe that way she wouldn't 'question his smarts,'
Tears begin to well in her faded blue eyes
But she tells herself 'big girls' just don't cry.

So doing what she usually does she'll cover it up-
Running to the bathroom she pulls out the make-up,
Quickly but generously she cakes it over the bruise on her face-
Checking her reflection again she sees her hairs all out of place,
Probably from the night of tossing and turning-
Not getting but an hour of sleep in.

Downstairs she hears the house door slam shut;
Finally safe for her to leave her 'safe haven,'
Her heart aches and her bodies sore
But she'll play the part of a happy soul just like everyday before.


The author's comments:
People in this world are hurting, some more than others. But no matter their pain they continue to push on...pretending all is well. No one cares to know if they're Really okay or not.

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on Jan. 27 2012 at 9:12 am
n3xtusplaya DIAMOND, Honolulu, Hawaii
83 articles 23 photos 232 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for what you are not."





~Luara Moncur

yes i agree i think if i had taken more time to edit it i could have added to it...

.king. SILVER said...
on Jan. 27 2012 at 12:34 am
.king. SILVER, Yeux Bien Tres Bien, Other
9 articles 4 photos 573 comments

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It was sad and really emotional, but I sense it could be better, beautiful, i couldn't had done better !

on Jan. 20 2012 at 2:14 pm
n3xtusplaya DIAMOND, Honolulu, Hawaii
83 articles 23 photos 232 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for what you are not."





~Luara Moncur

thank you!

Lay18 PLATINUM said...
on Jan. 20 2012 at 1:46 pm
Lay18 PLATINUM, Portsmouth, Virginia
30 articles 0 photos 18 comments

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Live and Learn

This is really, really good!!!

on Jan. 13 2012 at 9:58 pm
n3xtusplaya DIAMOND, Honolulu, Hawaii
83 articles 23 photos 232 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for what you are not."





~Luara Moncur

thank you i appreciate you encouragement!

on Jan. 13 2012 at 9:54 pm
Dash15482 SILVER, Torrington, Wyoming
6 articles 4 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Run with your back to the wind, can you feel God pushing you?" - Unknown

I really like it. The emotion and power in it is outstanding. Keep writing, you have talent and it can only get better.


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