tHe BoY wHo BuRnEd

October 21, 2013
By Aramis_999 PLATINUM, Matthews, North Carolina
Aramis_999 PLATINUM, Matthews, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Be strong, believe in freedom and in God, love yourself, understand your sexuality, have a sense of humor, don’t judge people by their religion, color or sexual habits, love life and your family. -Madonna


There was a boy who loved,
To burn-
Every day,

He tied himself to a cross,
Mimicking martyrs,
Burning himself alive.

Every day he blocked his ears,
With wax-
He blocked out the sounds,

Of the hate,
And curses-
But missed the hope in the noise,

That he blocked out-
He brought himself attention,
In a spotlight-

But he cried when alone.
He burned himself,
Like a torch-

Like a witch,
Like a beacon-
Like a saint, like a virgin-

Lying about rendezvous,
Straddling a cross,
On fire-

The fire hurt,
But he loved to burn-
It brought people to witness,

The life,
Of those who struggle,
Between life and death.

No one saw any tears,
Because the fire dried them,
Until he cried no more-
I'm a martyr.
I bring the world,
To see our hell-

So the fire burned him,
The cross fueled the inferno,
His hair and body smoked-

The fire burned out-
The boy was curled up in the ashes-
With his face the color of ashes-

His soul was burned out,
He was spent.
His fire was out-

And the world had moved on.


The author's comments:
This poem is about my struggles with acting out and trying to bring attention in the wrong way to my problems.

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on Mar. 17 2014 at 3:12 pm
freeperson DIAMOND, Burlington, Vermont
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"Have you seen the way he looks at you, the way his expression softens and his eyes are like stars...?" - Ara Weston

But understandable :)

on Mar. 16 2014 at 5:13 pm
Aramis_999 PLATINUM, Matthews, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Be strong, believe in freedom and in God, love yourself, understand your sexuality, have a sense of humor, don’t judge people by their religion, color or sexual habits, love life and your family. -Madonna

Thank you for the feed back :)

on Dec. 6 2013 at 2:49 pm
freeperson DIAMOND, Burlington, Vermont
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Favorite Quote:
"Have you seen the way he looks at you, the way his expression softens and his eyes are like stars...?" - Ara Weston

Kereepy :)


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