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     We are velvet, hemmed in lace,
Silken ribbons tie our waist.
Our hair is white, trimmed in gold,
With porcelain eyes of blue.
We are made of silver lining,
Our sunspot words are bright and shining.
We are sown of what we reap,
Needle and thread are we.
We are double-sided satin souls,
Empty spaces full of holes.
We are books lacking pages,
Judge us by our pretty faces.
We are angels pushed from the nest,
Failing to fly, we are demons at best.
We say we’ll heal you, stitch your wounds,
Turn your heart to patchwork.
We are born as clockwork deceivers,
Luring fools and all believers.
Life is not a game, we know,
Pull a thread and all will go.
We are velvet, hemmed in lace,
Silken ribbons tie our waists.
Our hearts are made up of fool’s gold,
Museum treasures on display.
Love is made of fool’s gold,
A game that only fools would play.



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HellishRequiemThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Apr. 19 at 8:33 pm:
very well done! love the ending
 
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simply_aloneThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Apr. 21, 2013 at 11:16 pm:
i really really love this poem! you did a very very good job
 
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WaffleOcean2934This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 1, 2013 at 6:38 pm:
I love all the words!  This is a very cool poem!
 
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Mickayy10.18.11<3 said...
Dec. 22, 2011 at 2:57 pm:
loved it! keep up the good work!!
 
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Duckie430This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 8, 2011 at 1:58 pm:

good job keep writing!

 

 
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lanna said...
Nov. 1, 2011 at 11:19 am:
deep very deep.
 
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Batmanbabe said...
Oct. 23, 2011 at 3:39 pm:
sweet and insightful (: Very nice! I liked it!
 
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holly.nicole said...
Nov. 21, 2010 at 2:00 pm:
I love this its very good!
 
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ashley1 said...
Sept. 16, 2010 at 7:48 am:
This is clearly my favorite out of all the ones I've read so far. Every flower has its thorns.
 
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GetItOut said...
Aug. 25, 2010 at 7:01 am:
This piece is amazing ! I can't believe how talented and skilfully you are with your words, clearly this is one of my favorites :)
 
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CountryGothic said...
May 20, 2010 at 8:24 am:
Oh, you better be planning on submitting more work like this...magnificent. I adore your poem and yes, 'tis now in my favorites...A+++
 
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Scrappydu said...
Apr. 14, 2010 at 11:51 am:
Fantastic, keep writing more!
 
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bilbogirl said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 6:50 pm:
FAntastic, truly. You are an amazing poet. Please keep writing. Five stars!
-Bilbogirl
 
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lilyraven said...
Feb. 7, 2010 at 2:50 pm:
Wow this is amazing. Once again I'm stunned by the talent found in TeenInk. Muy excellente!
 
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FullmetalHeart said...
Jan. 22, 2010 at 6:50 pm:
absolutely beautiful. LOVE IT =D
 
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