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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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Dreaming poet89 said...
Mar. 17, 2009 at 1:50 am
Very very good style of writing !!
 
Sweenerborg This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 16, 2009 at 4:30 pm
@ItsCourtneyKidds the original format was actually in couplets, as question, question, answer, answer, but I had to change it to make sense.
 
ItsCourtneyKidds said...
Mar. 15, 2009 at 7:02 pm
You're an extremely talented writer.
if you're rhymes were next to each other you would have rhymed cuplets which is an intriguing peice of art when someone can do it. kudos for you(:
 
mstampfler said...
Mar. 13, 2009 at 5:51 pm
I really like this, my mind always tends to wander to this subject. You put these thoughts into marvelous words.
 
kaity B.This 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...
Mar. 13, 2009 at 8:20 pm
i can connect to this poem greatly u have a great amount of talent and its great the way you use it
 
Lindsay J. said...
Mar. 7, 2009 at 6:25 pm
really like this.
 
strawberry This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 5, 2009 at 8:18 pm
hey, i live in the us, but my family's from uk!
 
Laura N. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 5, 2009 at 5:10 pm
Aw, thanks guys XD! You made me smile today.
 
Catherine H. said...
Mar. 5, 2009 at 12:35 am
I LOVE this poem. It has a great rhythm to it and it really makes you think..kind of mysterious sounding
 
kissingdawn331 said...
Mar. 3, 2009 at 8:31 pm
wow it DOES make you think great job
 
AndThisIsReal This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 3, 2009 at 4:10 pm
This was very interesting.
Makes you think.
 
xjustlistenx said...
Mar. 2, 2009 at 1:52 am
WOW that was trully an interesting read! keep going
 
Patience C. said...
Feb. 28, 2009 at 10:29 pm
awesome
 
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