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Dark alleys make me shiver
Quite cold to the marrow
At these thoughts I quiver
And shudder in the snow

All I have is a scarf
That is scraggly and black
Thin as paper, wispy as leaves
I found it in The Sack

The Sack is full of things that you desire
But they are truly things you despise
I needed love, I needed warmth
This scarf is all lies

I wrap it around my frostbitten body
Only making it more uncomfortable to bear
I just cannot let it go
My heart would freeze, I would not dare

So tightly it was wrapped
That I almost lose my breath
Once it started tearing
I began mourning for my death

All of a sudden, it ripped
And I fell into soft grass
I inhaled the savoring smells
Not of poisonous, choking gas

Then my eyes slowly opened
The sun burning seeped through my skin
I gasped at the beauty of truth
And smiled deep within



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purple_ashes said...
Dec. 28, 2010 at 12:14 pm
Wonderful work! Loved it!
 
ShernayB. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 7, 2010 at 4:56 am
Beautiful. :)
 
kiwi12 replied...
Jan. 7, 2010 at 6:37 pm
thank you!
 
vegetarianJx3 said...
Sept. 8, 2009 at 9:20 pm
I thought it was good, as you're work always is...but it was a little too dark for me. I really don't like the cold so iIfelt kinda blah. That's ok though because this poem irked some emotion in me, which is a really good thing.
 
Electricity This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 8, 2009 at 2:11 pm
Awe, it is beautiful! I love it ^_^ it was nicely written, in a heartwarming way. Great job. Oh, and thank you for commenting on my article, "Quelle est la moyenne de l'Amérique d'aujourd'hui?
 
awesomeaugust This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 7, 2009 at 6:26 pm
that was a really nice and beautifuly written poem. I think the scarf can mean something differnt to everybody. Great work.
 
Meghan said...
Sept. 4, 2009 at 10:00 pm
Wonderful poem. You are a great writer =]
 
~*The-Broken-Hearted-Girl*~ said...
Sept. 2, 2009 at 5:11 pm
lovvvve this!! the scarf was like a security blanket. your comfort. :)
 
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