Temporary Appeasement

April 23, 2011
Transparent and rectangular, you comfort the boy,
Your cotton spot absorbs the pain.
Though motionless-you protect and shield,
Braving through the ache and throb.

The little boy weeps, but you hold firm,
Doing your best, your little cotton spot absorbs the pain.
Now tainted with crimson, your usefulness fades.
A job well done, but it’s time for the next.

You’re replaced just as easy as you’re found,
In a box filled with others,
Unable to distinguish yourself,
Identity lacking, but it doesn’t matter,
Your little cotton spot already absorbed the pain.

Ten minutes later, the little boy screams,
He needs another, your friend now protects and shields.
You all do the same thing, yet you all do it well,
Hiding the truth and fear beneath you.
Packaged in a box, you’re merely a transparent rectangle,
Lost in the crowd, among your peers,
You serve as security for that little boy,
Soaking in the agony, you hold strong through it all.

Now crimson, besmirched and ruined,
The little boy tears the next off,
Fighting through the tears, he winces as you separate from him.

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WithPenAndScript said...
Aug. 8, 2011 at 9:59 pm
Hahah so interesting to write a poem about that! Very cool
TwasBrilling said...
Aug. 8, 2011 at 10:17 am
Very, very creative point-of-view!
JerseyGirl716 said...
Aug. 7, 2011 at 4:02 pm
Very, very cool :) Who knew band-aids had feelings? 5/5!
Love.Hate.Passion. said...
Aug. 5, 2011 at 10:23 pm
You made a band-aid sound like the most interesting thing in the world. Your poem was captivating and very nicely written :)
thetruthawaits94 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 31, 2011 at 11:45 am
wow! This is really cool. You make a band-aid seem like its alive. Very good job. I also liked your 52 pieces poem. You have a special style and i love it! :) thank you for entering in to the contest! Your results will be coming soon!
soccerangel9494 replied...
Jul. 31, 2011 at 11:47 am
Thanks for your feedback!
flawless200This 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. replied...
Aug. 6, 2011 at 3:59 pm
I love this one!! It has genuine feeling in it that make it pop like WOW!! You are a great writer! keep writing please!!!
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