The Skin I'm In

October 5, 2011
By BrighterthanEver BRONZE, Dorcchester, Massachusetts
BrighterthanEver BRONZE, Dorcchester, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"what an old man can see sitting down, a child cannot even if S/he climbs up the highest tree"

Scarred bu burns,
pitied by others I hide my face,
my skin, myself
From Them.
Devoured by the heat, eaten by the fiery rays of the sun.
Why I'm I scarred?
What did I do?
In the end, this is my skin.
I can complain, I can fight it, or I can accept it.

The author's comments:
There are people in the world that feel that they are not pretty enough. Though there is nothing wrong with them, they are not scarred, they have everything that is required to be considered normal in society but are not beautiful by society's standards. True beauty is within, and they should learn that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. There are people in the world who are truly scarred and fear showing their face in public so those who look fine and complain should take the time to realize that no matter how bad you think you look there is always someone out there who may look 1000 times worse than you.

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on Oct. 8 2011 at 10:27 am
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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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

So sad, so sad. Why must we live in a world where one's value is determined by his body and not his soul? And when people judge someone harshly by his or her appearance, the soul may be injured brutally as well.

You got that across well with your poem, and with your author's comment. Though sad about the state of the human mind, I'm delighted that you are thoughtful enough to look to the interior of an individual, and acknowledge that one must "accept his own skin." :)

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