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Link by Link

April 19, 2014
By emmyb1998 BRONZE, Bunker Hill, West Virginia
emmyb1998 BRONZE, Bunker Hill, West Virginia
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If only our eyes saw souls instead of bodies, how very different our ideals of beauty would be.


Every word:
A link in the chain
Binding me--my arms, my legs,
Torturing my mind, saying
Escape is so close,
But so far, so hard
To break the chains.

Every look:
A glare in the hallway,
Fiery pupils staring at me.
Jealousy? Surely not!
Why, who would be jealous
Of a girl in chains?

Every whisper:
Those spoken behind my back
Add link after link
Of cold, hard metal
Surrounding my wrists.
I try not to care,
To shake off the chains
By turning the other cheek
But time after time
I fail to forget.

Every ignored remark:
Am I invisible?
This girl, who is dragging
These clanging chains?
Link by link you add them
Without knowing.
You call me your friend,
Words like dripping honey,
I believe their sweetness
And, for a moment, I am unbound.
But as soon as I snap back
To the bitter reality,
My chains lock once more.

Every word:
A link in the chain
Added by your malice
Or my paranoia?
Am I listening to the voices
Hearing what I'm afraid of
But not what's really said?
Are you binding me
Or am I, link by link,
Binding myself?


The author's comments:
Don't be concerned with that others think of you! Don't make the chains; break them.

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on May. 5 2014 at 5:42 pm
emmyb1998 BRONZE, Bunker Hill, West Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
If only our eyes saw souls instead of bodies, how very different our ideals of beauty would be.

Thanks!!!! :)

on May. 4 2014 at 6:37 pm
Mosaicgirl BRONZE, Capon Bridge, West Virginia
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We don't love to be loved, we love to love. <3

Awesome!!! Great job :)


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