Bones and Ghosts MAG

By Caleb D., Hartsville, SC

If I were to, one by one,
Pick the bones from under my layers,
Strip them of damage and creation
And present them to you -
A settled way of apologizing -
Would you grind them down to
A huffable suggestion,
Or lay them next to you at night?
They would be clean, dry, and soft -
Like you said our love would always
No matter where the saggy body goes,
You could have my hand to hold -
The fingers and knuckles bendable to
Any will you please.
Makeshift - ghosts just wish to be
Rid of the sag - share their
Bones, unburied.

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i love this so much!

on Feb. 21 2013 at 2:18 pm
ChrisJ PLATINUM, Rochester, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.

Powerful, great job!

on Jan. 23 2011 at 11:07 am
Falling_Farther BRONZE, Jkdvls;afnieow, Maine
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Favorite Quote:
"One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching."

This is really good :) amazing...thats all imma say :) amazing........

on Jul. 9 2010 at 12:49 pm
Midnight_Hum SILVER, Hearne, Texas
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I am favoriting this piece.

I want you to know that this is the best poem that I have read on Teen Ink to date. I really like how you broke away from cliches, and how the poem actually mean something, stands for something, as well as being aesthetic.



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