Coin-Operated Girl

June 25, 2012
By MckennaS PLATINUM, Port St Lucie, Florida
MckennaS PLATINUM, Port St Lucie, Florida
21 articles 0 photos 56 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Me?
Well, I’m well.
Well, I mean I’m in hell.
Well, I still have my health
At least that’s what they tell me
If wellness is this, what in hell’s name is sickness?"


I'm a coin-operated girl
Painted heart within
My skin as green as sin
A soldier in the shelf space
A fathomable toy of manic, stoic glee
The neighbors thin
Rotting from within
Eyes of marble stone
My ruby lip is quivering but
Exercising strength with auto-pilot joy

Am I a coin-operated girl?
Rich of hollow longing
Following the headlines
But they'll never let her go. No
They'll never hate alone. No
And she will never let it go

Who is this coin-operated girl?
Her morals pinned on plastic
Fingernails stapled to the bone
The weapon of mass destruction
Eating through her hand

But as a coin-operated girl
The enemy's not leaving
But will chaos leave her be
But will she drown or will she breathe
She will never be alone. No
Emotions to rent but never own. No
Time



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Beila BRONZE said...
on Feb. 19 2015 at 5:07 am
Beila BRONZE, Palo Alto, California
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Favorite Quote:
"The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." -Mark Twain

I agree with Laugh-it-Out, the title is a great eye-catcher. The piece as a whole is... intriguing. It leaves me wanting to know more, in a very good way.

on Apr. 28 2013 at 10:26 am
MckennaS PLATINUM, Port St Lucie, Florida
21 articles 0 photos 56 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Me?
Well, I’m well.
Well, I mean I’m in hell.
Well, I still have my health
At least that’s what they tell me
If wellness is this, what in hell’s name is sickness?"

Thank you!

on Apr. 27 2013 at 11:19 pm
Laugh-it-Out PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York, New York
38 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light" --Dylan Thomas

wow! really good. I love the title, it is what drew me in, and I love all of the descriptions and metephors. Great job, 5/5 stars.


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