Renounced Ruins of Ignorance

December 28, 2010
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Since the day you forgot
We were meant to be
I’ve felt something like disgust
For beautiful.
When you said I was special
different and I was the only one for you
But I was just green-eyed phase
that danced you into a stupor
forgotten like pennies heads down.
Real skin rivers
Through doll-like shine
Bronzed by sun and pool and hard earth
And cream and powder with 30 dollar brushes
That peel away layers of my self worth.
Ashen rivers
From curled eyelash mascara
The makeup lady said would be waterproof
I gave her a smile and a tip
For the little blue vial
that fit together with everything important
like pentominoes.
You called and I waited
anger would go and the mist would lift
Once you counted to thirty
Ripping back the curtains with a yell
So full of that rich fantasy
That I wanted you to fly
To a world that comes when I look on something
you forgot was meant to be
The freedom of flashing electric smiles
That Slowly
with a determination so unfit to what I’ve become
the renounced ruins of ignorance
forgotten like pennies face down.

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beautifulspirit This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 12, 2012 at 10:34 am
I loved that the poem was so descriptive. My favorite lines were "...but I was just a green eyed phase...", and "...and cream and powder...that peel away layers of my self worth." From the title, I was expecting something different.
BoosflashThis 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...
May 22, 2011 at 6:59 pm
freakin awesome. i love how you repeated the last line. i love: the opening, lines 5-9, line 10, 13 and 14, the makeup lady,28,29, and the concept. you're so talentational. you really should be in the mag-captain.
wordbeater replied...
Apr. 7, 2012 at 9:45 am
Have you ever thought about competing in the Scholastc Art and Writing Awards? It's this huge competition for high school students. I think you should submit next year, because from all the work I've seen by you, I think you could slay it!
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