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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_ashesThis 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...
Dec. 28, 2010 at 12:14 pm:
Wonderful work! Loved it!
 
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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!
 
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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.
 
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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?
 
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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.
 
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Meghan said...
Sept. 4, 2009 at 10:00 pm:
Wonderful poem. You are a great writer =]
 
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~*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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