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A SLAP, warming my skin
But chilling me to the bone.
A shout, a scream...
And then Silence...
And somehow the silence is worse
Because then I don’t know
What’s coming next.

Darkness and I am blind,
Blood drips down my face
But the blood is not nearly so bad as the tears.

It’s like a wall,
A mental block
That has imprinted itself into my mind
And won’t go away
Until I fight back.

But I can’t fight back,
I won’t fight back,
I won’t be like them,
Living life in a paintbox
But only seeing red.



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jen9193 said...
Nov. 16, 2009 at 8:54 am:
amazing. i loved it. something with meaning...finally.
 
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panda0434 said...
Nov. 13, 2009 at 9:15 pm:
omg, that is very beautiful im tagging it. :)
 
MayaChristine This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 14, 2009 at 4:56 am :
thank you!
 
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Katie.T. said...
Nov. 13, 2009 at 7:01 pm:
Very, very sad but yet a wonderful poem. Very powerful.
 
MayaChristine This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 14, 2009 at 4:57 am :
thank you!
 
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RitaChristine This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 13, 2009 at 4:04 pm:
That was a very sad piece, but it certainly brought attention to the very sad reality that many youth have to face. I especially liked the line at the end about the paintbox; that was beautiful.
I am praying for your friend.
 
MayaChristine This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 14, 2009 at 4:58 am :
Thank you. She is no longer living the parent, thankfully, but it still scars her.
 
ilovetinkerbell replied...
Nov. 18, 2009 at 12:55 pm :
I am very happy that she is no loger with them. I am sorry and sad for her that she has to live with that pain. I am going to pray for her. Nice job on writing it.
 
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