These Scary Lines

February 10, 2011
These Scary Lines
By: Grace Berry

You call me pretty
You call me so wonderful
You call me gorgeous

But you don’t see them
The tiny jagged red lines
That I hide so well

I just really wish
That maybe I could show you
The things that scare me

That make me do this
These horrible things I do
These tiny red lines

You ask if I’m okay
Like a good girl I say yes
But that is a lie

What if I showed you?
What if next time I say no?
Would you want to help?

You always promised
You told me that you would stay
But was that a lie?

Would you still tell me
All of those sweet caring words
Or would you just leave?

I’m scared to tell you
To say that I’m terrified
Of my hidden lines

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Hover This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 11, 2011 at 5:33 pm
Wow. Really good. :)
babymama888 said...
Mar. 8, 2011 at 1:37 pm
wow.. this is so pretty! I like how you say even though you're beautiful you aren't happy. people don't get that. one suggestion though.. if you rhymed the end lines of each stanza, it would make it more interesting to read:)
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