The Body This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

December 5, 2008
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Is a body unconscious a person still?
No mind is present to govern its deeds.
Does a body have dreams, or a fate to fulfill?
No way to feel it when it bleeds.
Can I be a human, too?
Maybe I’m not even real.
But I am flesh, through and through?
Scratch it up, then let it heal.
Or can a monster have a mind?
An evil thing, or weeping ghost.
Are living and breathing intertwined?
A being punished for its host.
With electrical thoughts, is it ever alive?
Just a skin, an empty shell.
Is the soul really needed for the body to thrive?
A carcass washed up on the shores of hell.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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just_me95 said...
Sept. 27, 2011 at 10:46 pm
you've done well, a gift is definately what you have
SunnyWinter said...
Aug. 24, 2011 at 12:50 pm
Oh wow that was amazing
IamtheshyStargirl said...
Jun. 16, 2011 at 8:49 pm
Hmmm, what an interesting question you've brought up, and so well worded as well.
PassionFruit said...
Jun. 9, 2011 at 5:10 pm
Good job, very thought-provoking. it's something a lot of us have speculated about, elegantly put into piercing words. Something that impacts the reader and lkeaves them with something to truly ponder. I love it!!!
spency said...
Jun. 3, 2011 at 11:42 am
i luv it...5/5
Kaleighgirl97 said...
May 31, 2011 at 10:03 pm
Best ever! Love your thought process.
ArabQuest said...
Apr. 26, 2011 at 11:33 am
Awesome poem! :P
PoeticallyCorrect said...
Apr. 4, 2011 at 9:09 pm
that was awesome
whatever25 said...
Mar. 30, 2011 at 7:58 am
This is a really good poem, very thought out! :)
luv_4_broadway This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 28, 2011 at 1:46 pm
very thought provoking... good work!
BeatlesLove97 said...
Feb. 26, 2011 at 9:22 am
This is amazing! I like how you asked a lot of rhetorical questions-it really makes one think while reading.
Dally said...
Feb. 22, 2011 at 5:20 pm
This is exellent!Inspiring and thoughtful...
l.iney said...
Feb. 21, 2011 at 6:04 pm
Great poem it really makes you think what living really is
mandaloreP said...
Feb. 13, 2011 at 2:58 pm
interesting and beautiful
Persona_Rae said...
Feb. 4, 2011 at 8:04 am
I love it too...if only my work would get "submitted" on here
Drox said...
Jan. 23, 2011 at 12:54 pm
So deep and preciouse as if saying your monsterous soul wants to change. Bravo 5 stars i love it
pseudonym said...
Jan. 13, 2011 at 8:42 pm
Wow. That's really beautiful.
DakotaShadow said...
Jan. 13, 2011 at 6:32 pm
epic :D  
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Jan. 6, 2011 at 10:37 am



starlight26 said...
Dec. 18, 2010 at 12:59 pm
Whoa... very interesting and yes, so unique. LOVED it. Check out some of my work if you'd like. :D
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