Different Ink

November 15, 2012
By , Nokesville, VA
I have a jar where I am saving up for a tattoo.
The funny this is, I already have a few.
They aren't the kind you normally see,
because in this case, the artist was me.

I didn't use ink like most people do.
No, this was different. Not a real tattoo.
It says words like screw up, ugly, and fat.
Reminding me I'm even more worthless than that.

Could they invent a mirror to show what others see?
Would I even dare look? What would there be?
They tell me they love me. They tell me they care.
I say that they're lying. All they do is stare.

I'm stuck in my own skin. Help! How do I get out?
A fish out of water, I'm just flopping about.
I don't belong here. I never did. Sometimes I think, I'd be better off dead.

Join the Discussion

This article has 2 comments. Post your own now!

AJFruitninja said...
Nov. 16, 2012 at 5:37 pm
Wonderful. Loved it. I'm so sorry about what you're feeling. I feel that way a lot too. If you need someone, you can talk to me, or find someone else you trust. The world needs people like you, so don't think you're worthless. I'm so sorry. Fabulous work.
AlyeskaYoung replied...
Nov. 17, 2012 at 2:21 am
Thank you :)
Site Feedback