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She was much too human much too often

With porcelain skin

And fountains of blood coursing beneath it

Pumped through a heart

That beat against her will


Her body was utterly human

From her frail wrists, dashed with hopelessness

To her too-big hips

Ringed with lonely nights

Her body was utterly human

But her soul was an eagle

Beating its wings against a skeleton cage


Her heart was pathetically human

Ridges and cracks broke open

And throbbed painfully

In between hellos and goodbyes

Exchanged between

Friends and lovers that were only

Utterly

Pathetically

Human


She was much too human much too often

With a soul too big for her body

As she lay in bed

With shameful, secret, human tears

Running down her cheeks

She wished to be anything

But utterly

Pathetically

Human



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3dancer This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 9, 2013 at 2:10 pm:
WOW! This is really good. I can picture everything through your descriptions! Could you give me some feedback on my poem The Sirens Song?
 
EmilyM7793 replied...
Jan. 13, 2013 at 11:36 am :
I really like it, I like the kind of haunting feel to it.
 
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Angel8645This 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. 9, 2013 at 1:33 pm:
Amazing!!!
 
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SkysetThis 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. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 8, 2013 at 10:42 pm:
That was a very good poem! Job well done, your word choice is excellent. It has an almost dream feel, or maybe that's just me?
 
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Deatrice said...
Jan. 8, 2013 at 11:17 am:
I love this poem..it's sad and dark but wonderful.
 
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