Shea Butter

July 17, 2011
By introducingshelby GOLD, San Diego, California
introducingshelby GOLD, San Diego, California
15 articles 1 photo 139 comments

Favorite Quote:
"People change so you can learn to let go, things go wrong so you can appreciate them when they go right, and things fall apart so better things can fall together."
-Marilyn Monroe


It hides the bruise on my right shoulder.
The one that I got, while riding in that shopping cart,
When we went to the Rite-Aid before school,
In the parking lot.
I didn’t trust you enough to let you catch me,
Because I didn’t think you’d be able to.
You’d think I was fat, being 112.
You’d drop me instantly and think,
That I was nothing but a stupid, ugly girl,
The way they all do.
But you reached out to catch me,
The second I tipped over,
And I veered right,
Thus,
The road-rash on my shoulder.


It hides the scar on my left knee.
The one I got, when I was two, or so,
And I had just learned to dribble my new red bouncy ball,
In the courtyard.
I didn’t think I would fall, in fact, I didn’t think at all,
Because I was having too much fun.
There was something that I could finally do,
Without the help of my parents.
I was running and dribbling at the same time,
And I could feel the wind,
Blow through my curly hair.
I was a cute toddler.
Too cute to realize you need to watch your step,
Or else you will fall.
And I did.
Thus,
The ice pack to my tiny left knee minutes later.

And it hides the reasons why.
It hides the fact that maybe I wanted to fall,
Out of that shopping cart, going 15 miles an hour.
It hides the fact that maybe even at two years old,
I wanted to know what pain felt like,
Because I’d never experienced it before.
Well, now I know,
It’s not a fun feeling.
Even when you, yourself, control it.
Not for me.
So the next time you come around and break my heart,
I know it’ll be soon,
I’ll whip out my shea butter, and make everything okay.
But the container reads, for external use only.
I wish I had known that before I bought it.
Now what?


June 24, 2011



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on Sep. 27 2011 at 4:37 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Aha, thanks Shelby :D

on Sep. 27 2011 at 11:06 am
introducingshelby GOLD, San Diego, California
15 articles 1 photo 139 comments

Favorite Quote:
"People change so you can learn to let go, things go wrong so you can appreciate them when they go right, and things fall apart so better things can fall together."
-Marilyn Monroe

Well, thank you c:

Your stuff rocks socks off, too.


on Sep. 27 2011 at 11:05 am
introducingshelby GOLD, San Diego, California
15 articles 1 photo 139 comments

Favorite Quote:
"People change so you can learn to let go, things go wrong so you can appreciate them when they go right, and things fall apart so better things can fall together."
-Marilyn Monroe

Thank you very much, kind miss :D I'll be sure to check out your writing wonders too!

on Jul. 31 2011 at 1:22 pm
ReasonablyUnreasonable GOLD, Clarkston, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"You can't get more real than Heaven and Hell"- My dad

Genius! <3

on Jul. 26 2011 at 11:41 am
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Gorgeous! I really like this, it's written incredibly well.


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