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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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Eilatan This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 24, 2010 at 5:34 pm:
amazing sonnet. good job.
 
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Kdominick11 said...
Apr. 14, 2010 at 12:02 pm:
 i like this ballad
 
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KYLE199V5 said...
Apr. 14, 2010 at 11:59 am:
I LIKED HOE U STARTED IT UP SLWLY AND THEN IT GOT MORE INTERESTING AS IT ENDED IT ALSO KEPT U THINKING>>
 
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Demon_of_Truth said...
Apr. 12, 2010 at 2:26 pm:
I loved this poem, it really makes you think about if there really is something else there.
 
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H.F虫骷 said...
Apr. 11, 2010 at 8:57 am:
Who can prove my living in this world,who will know me if one day i disappeard,what i will be after i die,am i really exist?Or,i am just in someone's dream?
 
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onthesidewalkcrying said...
Apr. 8, 2010 at 3:43 pm:
i luv it! it reminds me of life and how we look at it and our selves.  i wondered what u meant for a while but i get it i want to see more work from you.
 
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sausha said...
Apr. 4, 2010 at 10:18 am:
hey man this aint that bad i can relate to it alot man u should be proud if urselff
 
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writergirl13 said...
Apr. 2, 2010 at 9:35 am:
that sent chills down my spine!!! (in a good way!) :)
 
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blippi said...
Mar. 18, 2010 at 8:16 pm:
wow....thats..its..there are no words!!! and thats really saying something! words are my life I always have words!
 
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Queen_of_Hearts said...
Mar. 16, 2010 at 1:01 pm:
This is a really good poem. It makes you think. I love it
 
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A.L.S. said...
Mar. 15, 2010 at 11:19 pm:
i have two words: IN AWE
this poem is beautiful, deep, and thought provoking. Nice work
 
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delilahsky This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 13, 2010 at 6:15 am:
You are such a talented writer! This poem created amazing, vivid imagery for me...not many poems can do that for some reason, so congrats. Keep writing.
 
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CoolBreeze This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 11, 2010 at 8:07 pm:
Wow great imagery. Awesome descriptions its a great poem.
 
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CountryGothic said...
Mar. 11, 2010 at 3:36 pm:
Pretty good, I like it, the imagery is great.
 
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JMrocz said...
Mar. 11, 2010 at 10:08 am:
Absolutely love it!!! Keep it up =]
 
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MsChels101 said...
Mar. 10, 2010 at 1:01 pm:
This poem. . . Makes you think whats real and what your meaning is, I mean. . . Some things are way more important to the world and yet we just look at the stupid stuff. . . It really made me think ( :
 
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*~Lynx~* said...
Mar. 8, 2010 at 11:15 pm:
Love it. Absolutely love it!
 
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Pa S. said...
Mar. 1, 2010 at 6:17 pm:
... stunning, amazing. love the rhyme scheme.
 
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Elisabawth said...
Feb. 3, 2010 at 8:25 pm:
Wow. This is defiantely a 'take a step back and do some breathing exercises' poem. The last line just hits it out of the park. Excellent.
 
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Marigold said...
Jan. 26, 2010 at 7:16 pm:
shit son, this is fantastic. took my breath away. what talent.
 
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