Rebirth

May 10, 2011
By Destinee BRONZE, Oakville, Other
Destinee BRONZE, Oakville, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Blegh. - Abraham Lincoln


She carved her dreams into conception
in cryptic writing
across her skin,
watching as they streamed
down her arms,
down her thighs.
She carved her hopes
across her flesh,
brought them to life
the pain of birth
building up inside of her.
She wanted to scream,
silently screamed into her arms
into her legs
into her bloodline.
Cut slowly,
painfully:
A measured death
for her firstborn.
Only to be born again tomorrow.


The author's comments:
Dedicated to my friend, an ex-cutter.

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on Mar. 31 2013 at 1:19 am
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Hey Dess! Finally figured I'd look at your work, since we talk all the time:) You're an amazing poet, I liked the one that got in the magazine too but I thought this one deserved attention as well. I loved this, the imagery was breathtaking, and so emotional.

on Sep. 12 2011 at 8:31 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
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Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

No problem, anytime! ;)

on Sep. 12 2011 at 8:20 pm
Destinee BRONZE, Oakville, Other
3 articles 0 photos 306 comments

Favorite Quote:
Blegh. - Abraham Lincoln

*Blushes* Wow, thanks Liz. :)

on Sep. 12 2011 at 7:27 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

It's so powerful, the force of the words just hit you.

on Sep. 12 2011 at 2:13 pm
Destinee BRONZE, Oakville, Other
3 articles 0 photos 306 comments

Favorite Quote:
Blegh. - Abraham Lincoln

Thank you! :)

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on Sep. 9 2011 at 3:24 am
sakina GOLD, Chennai, Other
18 articles 13 photos 173 comments

Favorite Quote:
A negative thinker See's a difficulty in every opportunity but a positive thinker sees an opportunity in every difficulty. So always think positive and u'll surely B successful in LIFE.
-Hazrat Ali (A.S)

Ur work is just amazing...:)

on Aug. 30 2011 at 7:39 pm
secrets_of_silence GOLD, Gisborne, Other
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Favorite Quote:
life had i loved the more
had it but passed away
as quietly as the day
ebbs from the darkening star.


-emanuel litvinoff

um yeah kinda just the last 3 lines though

on Aug. 30 2011 at 7:37 pm
Destinee BRONZE, Oakville, Other
3 articles 0 photos 306 comments

Favorite Quote:
Blegh. - Abraham Lincoln

*Blushes* Thanks a lot, you guys. And haha, creepy? :)

on Aug. 30 2011 at 7:35 pm
secrets_of_silence GOLD, Gisborne, Other
12 articles 0 photos 439 comments

Favorite Quote:
life had i loved the more
had it but passed away
as quietly as the day
ebbs from the darkening star.


-emanuel litvinoff

this is creepy, beautiful and overall very well written

on Jul. 18 2011 at 3:50 pm
DaylightDarkness SILVER, Littleton, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
Everyone's crazy. You know why? We all want to be normal. Well, we cant define normal, and, the people you can point at and say, well isn't he/she normal are rare. Doesnt that kind of defeat the pupose of normal? -My Friend

wow! just... wow.

on Jul. 5 2011 at 8:23 pm
Destinee BRONZE, Oakville, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Blegh. - Abraham Lincoln

Yeah, you do. There seem to be quite a lot of those 1 in a 100 Americans on this site. :) 

Haha, that's funny.

on Jul. 5 2011 at 3:35 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

I, as an American, do not feel too strongly about Americans either. But you know, in every group of a hundred Americans, you find a pretty decent one. :) So... there's that.

I had the INCREDIBLE fortune of meeting a family of Germans in the heart of Texas (of all places, really). My fascination with them bordered on me being a stalker, but I've managed to tone down my passion for Europeans to a mild liking.


on Jul. 5 2011 at 12:13 pm
Destinee BRONZE, Oakville, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Blegh. - Abraham Lincoln

Argh, stupid censor!!! 

Thank you. :) I'm happy to report that she's continued with her a.bstinence from that bad habit. 

Yes, I am, haha. I wish I could say that I held the same high regard for Americans, but unfortunately, I don't. (I think most of the world agrees with me on that one. :P) I like Russians and Germans, though. And the Turkish. :)

on Jul. 5 2011 at 12:11 pm
Destinee BRONZE, Oakville, Other
3 articles 0 photos 306 comments

Favorite Quote:
Blegh. - Abraham Lincoln

Thank you. And I'm happy to say she's continued with her abstinence from that bad habit. :) 

Indeed I am. We just had Canada Day, actually. I wish I held the same high regard for Americans, but unfortunately, I don't. I like stereotypical Americans, like those really patriotic ones or the really dumb ones? They are funny. :)

on Jul. 5 2011 at 11:46 am
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

I'm also happy to notice the 'ex' in front of 'cutter' which you use to describe your friend.

WHOA, you're Canadian?

For some inexplicable reason, I love Canadians. Not in a creepy way, but in the same way I love Europeans.


on Jul. 5 2011 at 11:44 am
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

The poem is, inevitably (because of the subject matter), very dark; and has quite a lot of emotional substance to it. It gives reason to pain, and passion to what is often considered just another case of teen angst. You wrote it, obviously, very well. The last line, I'm glad to say, was very uplifting. :)


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