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I see they have left you behind too
Fallen off the crazy wagon to flounder in the muddy road
Well, I've been here a while wallowing in the mud and clay
It's become who I am, this dirt
this filth I've learned the hard way to accept
But let me help you, I will not see you suffer as I tun to clay
Come here, I will trace the mud-glyphs onto your skin
The spell of acceptance
Across your collar bone and hips and across your heart
On your face a spell of beauty, and on your forehead
I will write truth
And we will save the mad people
On our faces will be written the truth that is mud
and together we will cast a spell of mud on their shoulders
Come and be baptized in the filth of the road more traveled
and find it is the means and ways that stain a reputation
in good river road clay
I see you too have been cast off and tossed into the mud
Come to me, I have wallowed longer than you and the mud has become part of me
Let me baptize you in mud
Write the spell of mud-glyphs on your arms, legs, chest and hips.
And on your head I will write in mud; truth



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Golfish said...
May 29, 2012 at 5:12 pm:
The truth that is mud. I love it
 
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Sarbear This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 17, 2010 at 3:06 pm:
wow... love this--really made me think.
 
Strangecolor This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 14, 2010 at 10:59 am :
About what? If you can remember... hi...
 
Sarbear This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 15, 2010 at 4:21 pm :

well, it wasn't just one of those poems you can skim through and know right away what it's about... i loved how yours was original--i've definately never read a poem like this before...nicely done.

check out my poem Thunderstruck :)) thank you!

 
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ellyn-bo-bellyn_2014 said...
Apr. 20, 2010 at 4:14 pm:

I really like the line "Come and be baptized in the filth of the road more traveled and find it is the means and ways that stain a reputation". It's so... simply true. I really like this!

You can always change a good reputation but coming out of a bad one is more difficult...

 
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JeanGrey said...
Apr. 1, 2010 at 2:13 am:
I like it :) It has a great meaning and is very deep :) How old are you? I am just so amazed by this piece! It is so good and insightful...you can't be an actual teenager...are you? ;)
 
Strangecolor This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 1, 2010 at 3:25 pm :
Ah yep, graduating HS this year :) Thanks for the compliment. I honestly don't like this version quite yet, I keep playing with it, it is a rather complicated feeling...
 
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