I Drew a Blue Heart

March 29, 2010
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I drew a blue heart,
Where there once was no love,
For myself or others,
My own heart was shut off,
Not letting anything in or out.

I drew a blue heart,
Where the scars kept appearing,
One after the other,
Self-inflicted yet out of my control,
Like a balloon about to pop.

I drew a blue heart,
Where I usually kept hidden,
All day and night,
Not wanting anyone to see,
What I’d been doing behind closed doors.

I drew a blue heart,
Where the scars are now fading,
My skin is tougher than before,
And although the heart will wash off,
The scars will stay with me forever.

I drew a blue heart,
Where there was no blue only red,
I could mix the two and make purple,
Paint my own heart with color,
Thus, not forgetting the past but also knowing
There is love.

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AnneOnnimous said...
May 2, 2010 at 12:55 pm
this was really beautiful!! I loved how indirect it was about everything, like cutting and write love on her arms day (at least I think that's what it was about..).Great job!
monkee21 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
May 2, 2010 at 1:54 pm
thank you :) to write love on her arms was part of my inspiration for this poem, and for literally drawing a blue heart on myself one day. thanks for reading it.
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