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Burn

you've not seen your mother suffer
behind cracked skin
underneath the burn;
pain, equal to that on the surface

the salt of her eyes, is smarting on her skin
and accompanied by shrill releases;
her body sears before my eyes.
and broken insides pour out
upon broken outsides

mother is broken
and I am left
with lotion and two hands
to sooth what breaks her heart
and cold will only calm
but when will the wounds heal?
dampened by this hopeless red
her heart will never fly

i am my mothers daughter
suffering through her pain




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sleeplessdreamer said...
Jun. 29, 2010 at 2:34 pm:

One word: Breathtaking.

P.S. check out my work if you ever get the chance!

 
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Briisfalling This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 13, 2009 at 3:44 am:
AMAZING! It's so strong, vivid. Great imagery!
 
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EdytD said...
May 5, 2009 at 12:18 pm:
Great job! I love your strong imagery - it clearly portrays the strong feelings that the narrator has. It's a very strong poem.

I'd love if you took a look at my poetry. Thanks! :D
 
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Rowann. said...
Apr. 17, 2009 at 1:56 pm:
wow, that was really good.
you created a vivid image.
bravo.
 
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manda90 said...
Apr. 13, 2009 at 12:53 am:
i love it
its so good you should put this in the magizine :)
 
francheeze88 replied...
Jul. 12, 2010 at 11:58 am :
Thank you so much!
 
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