Bitch (II) This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

October 9, 2009
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Today the sky is your ceiling, my love
There are walls around you but
They are only dull, thin copies
Of the real mountains that now
Shut you into isolation.

Do not fear that
You do not understand this.
Your eyes are never turned upwards,
Making this impossible.

I can relate to how you fail
To understand the skin you are in
Believe me, for all of us it is true.
Know that we must pack everything
Tight into our core to stay coherent.

The darkness you paint around your eyes
Does not smooth your edges but
Accentuates them with frailty.
The artificial sparkle betrays
The sickliness of how you must twist
To fit into your place in this world.

And I do worry. Occasionally.

You strike into me that new, nauseous fear
With your harsh, brazen peals of laughter
That stab me like deep violet blades.

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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Ruthey This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 9, 2010 at 1:21 pm
hey guys, thanks a lot for all your lovely comments :) also people who say they don't know what a word means, tell me the word & i'll explain, thanks xx
japsystarr said...
Mar. 9, 2010 at 11:31 am
i feel the need to work on my vocabulary so i can understand what you tlkn bout
BMMSIC said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 8:54 am
lol. soooo kool and funny!
Laur♥ said...
Feb. 26, 2010 at 9:28 pm
Wow this is really good and I agree, it is very easy to relate to.
JohnnyDeppLover123 replied...
Feb. 27, 2010 at 10:08 am
Yes, definitely, just magnificent! I loved it mainly because I could relate to it...and great use of words and an incredible job! Bravo for you... = )
peace_luv_&_kayla replied...
Mar. 4, 2010 at 10:58 am
this is an sesational poem i luv it
Bradley_F. said...
Feb. 26, 2010 at 1:51 pm
I loved this poem because I can relate to it. I also loved the fact I had to look up a few words :)
greg9381 said...
Feb. 1, 2010 at 6:09 pm
great. I can't believe that people haven't commented on this. It might be a little wordy but still a really great poem.
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