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If you were to slice your arm,
would you bleed at all?
or would the cold blood pump through
your veins,
mindlessly ignoring the gaping hole?

Or maybe the seemingly
nonexistent
emotions will pour out,
tearing off your innocent mask
along the way.

Who would be there,
waiting
in the shadows to help you?
After they've seen the
horror
you really are,
who would care for such
an unstable fake?

Emotions spewing,
innocence stolen,
you're hiding uncertainty
through fear and deception.

Because of hidden meanings
and stabs in the back,
no one comes near.

Yet through all the pain,
I've clearly stayed
here.

But now you've got
her
tearing open your seams,
letting every drop of
anger
clog the new wound
until pain is overpowering.

When it seems as though
the wound is healing,
she'll rip through
again
hoping to create a lasting scar
so you won't
forget her.

And still!
You keep her around
as if she's not
killing you slowly.
As if she's not
the spawn of satan.

So the feelings that spilled,
I swept them right up.

When everything seemed
clear,
I poured them back in
and let you,
the bottomless pit,
swallow them
bit-by-bit.

So don't you dare say
no one cares or is ever there,
because even you know,
I have been
all
along.




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Michelle24 said...
Oct. 23, 2010 at 8:31 am:
I love your work! Powerful ending! Take a peek at some of mind, please?
 
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silent_reader said...
Aug. 18, 2010 at 4:16 pm:
it mad me feel sad but in a good way :) keep writing!
 
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TRUE EXPRESSIONS said...
Aug. 18, 2010 at 4:11 pm:
This is a very powerful paice i like it keep up the good work
 
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crubs3This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 18, 2010 at 11:46 am:
This is so amaing!!! i love it!! could u please rate and check out my work?? thatd be great!! thanks and ur so good!!
 
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Austy said...
Aug. 18, 2010 at 12:12 am:
Your imagry was really good.... i thought it was well written but gets lost in the middle ...i lost attention at "you really are,     but it came back at stabs in the back
 
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angeeeyxo said...
Aug. 17, 2010 at 10:14 pm:
This is really powerful, it makes me wonder what the story is behind the poem..
 
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justwannabemeThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Aug. 17, 2010 at 9:11 pm:
This is really really good!!!! :) look at soMe Of my work? thank yOU!!! aNd good jOb!!! ;)
 
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Deiyjuan said...
Aug. 17, 2010 at 8:43 pm:
Wow, this is really good! Keep on writing it's a positive release for you. If you don't mind, would you check out some of my poems please?
 
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whoami13 said...
Aug. 17, 2010 at 9:41 am:
this is beautiful <3 i love it!
 
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