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We stand at a stalemate,
While you are a stale mate.
But my gun wasn't raised,
And your bullet only grazed my cheek,
And the blood swims in tears down my face.
Your butcher's knives shave away at me,
An eye,
An ear,
My mouth.
I can't even find the right words,
To raise my tattered white flag.
Enemies stand,
When a short, icy blast of hate,
Forms my limp hands
Into curled fists.
Separated by an ocean of blood,
That peels my skin with its salt,
I am finally flayed raw.
In time I will be fixed,
But our casualties of war
Cannot be healed.



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ShernayB. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 10, 2010 at 10:43 pm
Wow. This is powerful. Majestic, i'm looking for the right words to describe this, but I cant. Simply amazing. Keep writing.
 
Becks26 replied...
May 11, 2010 at 3:41 pm
Thank you so much! It really boosts my confidence when someone like what I write :)
 
ShernayB. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
May 11, 2010 at 9:03 pm

You're welcome.

You are very talented.

I'm speaking on it! LOL.

Keep writing. I can't wait to read more from yah.

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