The Shell

April 23, 2011
By reenay_95 GOLD, West Lafayette, Indiana
reenay_95 GOLD, West Lafayette, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
You can't see the stars if you are always looking down.


The shell must crack open.
Stapled shut by a shattered soul
Nails pierce through the exterior
Black duct tape hides battered bruises.

The shell must crack open.
The hard outside is streaked with red war paint
Bloody battles have been here.
Perhaps the wounds will never heal.

The shell must crack open.
Slowly, daylight whispers.
Eyes cautiously peer out
Gentle cajoling occurs.

The shell must crack open.
A body inside is healing
Gathering strength, growing restless
Nourishing, repairing.

The shell must crack open.

One. Two. Three.

The shell shatters.


The author's comments:
When people get hurt, they are often afraid to put themselves out there. But you've got to go beyond it, to crack open your shell...once you're ready.

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