Scars MAG

January 13, 2013
By Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski


Gold spills from her eyes, designing
A tattoo 'cross her face.
It paints her parted lips, after it
Cups her cheeks like lace.
A pattern cut like diamonds, etching
Sharp-edged, fine gold stars.
Rimmed by swirling tendrils, reaching
Cuts her face like scars.


The author's comments:
Oftentimes pain can seem beautiful to others, when you wear yours like a mask,

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on Feb. 3 2013 at 10:18 am
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Thank you so much! :)

on Feb. 3 2013 at 3:51 am
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)

This imagery is so clean and clear and yet so curious! I love that. Your appropriation of the word "cut" in the context of scars to mean in an aesthetic rather than active way was really poetic. 

on Feb. 2 2013 at 3:31 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Thank you so much! :)

on Feb. 2 2013 at 2:32 pm
TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
72 articles 0 photos 861 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby." - Unknown

Oh my gosh. This has such a mysterious feel and really includes everything a great poem should have: substance and style. It's free to be interepreted any way, but I think of it as what crazy things girls (and guys) do to impress others. Gerat job.

on Feb. 2 2013 at 12:33 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Haha, I'm glad you liked it. It was meant to be interpreted different ways. The way I saw it was that the gold "from her eyes" were tears, but to others all they saw was a mask. I myself don't really show vulnerability to others, so yeah.

flanny SILVER said...
on Feb. 2 2013 at 12:29 pm
flanny SILVER, Madison, New Jersey
5 articles 0 photos 38 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You must do the thing you think you cannot do." ~Eleanor Roosevelt

very cool:) i liked it a lot It was open to many interpretations, and I thought it was reflecting on how people often take drastic, and sometimes painful, measures to be beautful.


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