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Photograph jumps unexpectedly
from the page
Bitter memory previously admired by
a younger version of
myself
Cried over in days
now regretted
Hidden needles act as daggers
Piercing what I thought was a healed abrasion
Drawing blood through bandages
Unwittingly applied
I flip the page
The image lingers for a moment
and eventually subsides
I continue on
relieved
But nonetheless on guard
Until, not surprisingly
You appear once more
This time not alone
Beside you sits a girl,
ignorant happiness
reflected in her eyes
How it was the day
before
my smiles turned to lies
I shudder
closing the book
Wincing at the pain
of my scars
Ripped open to create a new wound

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MissEmilyDickinsonThis 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. said...
Sep. 4 at 10:49 am:
This beautiful and emotional. Maybe to some people it is short, but it's still powerful nonetheless. It has so much, emotion and you in it. I was there when I read your poem, if that makes sense. All in all, all Ican say is that it's amazing. Never give up, please. Also, congrats on having this published! You deserve it. Thank you for sharing this!
 
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dreamcatcher77 said...
Mar. 1 at 7:09 pm:
can you please explaining the meaning of your poem? Im a bit confused, what do u mean by daggers? Or new open wound? 
 
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Mandy22 said...
Jul. 24, 2013 at 7:22 am:
Wow this is so emotional.. I loved it!
 
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Koralinya said...
Oct. 28, 2012 at 4:51 pm:
Wow. that is amazing, and sometimes I actually feel that way. It's a strong person that can share things like that.
 
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freeflow23 said...
Jun. 13, 2011 at 5:21 pm:
Five stars!!
 
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alexxeo said...
Nov. 5, 2010 at 10:10 pm:

Nice:DD The poem... It's weird how it's short but you can kind of make up your own back round story... Lovley(:

Read some of mine?(: "Lunar Metaphor"

 
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Marlyre This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 9, 2010 at 8:28 pm:
great extended metaphor with the image being dangerous, read some of mine?
 
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mandielynnrose said...
Jul. 12, 2010 at 12:07 am:
This poem absolutely describes me today..... i love it! Please keep writing!
 
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Starrlyt said...
Mar. 30, 2010 at 11:17 am:
You've gotten into my top 5.  I can totally relate to this poem.  I like your writing style.  Keep up the good work.
 
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Alisha62293 said...
Mar. 30, 2010 at 8:25 am:
I am shocked to say that i can relate to this. Usually, i am so...off lol...that nothing i read really relates to me. Your poem was awesome! i love your word choice.
 
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BmmsMH said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 8:02 am:
I can realy relate to this .
 
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BmmsMH said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 8:00 am:
I can realy relate to this a hole lot.
 
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sarahbug16This 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. said...
Jan. 24, 2010 at 6:16 pm:
depressing, spooky, sad, sympathy........but EVER SO GOOD!
 
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makemeloislane said...
Jan. 16, 2010 at 11:10 pm:
I love poems you can relate to. VERY good.
 
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Pillow said...
Jan. 16, 2010 at 6:43 pm:
I've felt that before. trust me.
I LOVED that poem. Brilliant job.
 
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booklover said...
Jan. 4, 2010 at 11:18 am:
LOVE IT>!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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AMORETTE said...
Dec. 25, 2009 at 9:32 pm:
it had me from the beggining. i'ts got alot of feelings in it. i absolutely loved it and it made my top fav poem! congrates and keep writing! :)
 
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crushed_vampire said...
Aug. 4, 2009 at 11:05 pm:
this was really good and i can relate to it keep writing you inspire me!!!
 
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Hollywog. said...
Aug. 4, 2009 at 4:51 am:
I agree. I can totally relate to this and I enjoyed it a lot. 5/5 definitely! You've gone into my Top 5!!
xx
 
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KDtheGhostwriter This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 3, 2009 at 6:30 pm:
This is pretty deep. Good job.
 
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