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Callouses Of The Soul

I have been wounded

I have been torn

I have been through mental wars

That start in mind and end in broken doors



I am the shattered tears

That seem to last for years and years

The shattered tears that fall from my eyes

As this heart stops and dies



Within this chest there is a bandaged broken heart

And this plays a very large part

Of who I am and who I am meant to be

So pray don't misjudge, accept me



'Cause my heart is damaged and frayed

Torn, shredded, and grayed

I've been wounded, hurt and betrayed

Perfect is something I would never dare claim

And these are the callouses of my soul



In my past I've been cheated and lied to

I've been caged and abused

I have been used

So understand, i'm damaged goods



I can't say what my future holds

I only hope it's not filled with the dread. The cold.

I'll tell you now that i've been marked and marred

So look at the wrists and don't ask why they're scarred



I am imperfect and i'll admit that's true

Because never did i claim to be you

I've dealt with problems in unintelligent ways

I needed freedom to cure my mental cage



'Cause my heart is damaged and frayed

Torn, shredded, and grayed

I've been wounded, hurt and betrayed

Perfect is something i would never claim

And these are the callouses of my soul



I am tattered and lost

I am shattered into dust

But i can pick up my pieces and start again

I can. I will put my self together and live again



I've been sick and i've been cured

I've been dead and revived

Without a breath in my chest

And now i breathe again



I was the forgotten

I was the shamed

I was the rotten

I was the maimed



And one day



You will be the forgotten

And you will be shamed

You will be rotten

And maimed



Cuz my heart is damaged and frayed

Torn, shredded and grayed

I've been wounded, hurt and betrayed

Perfect is something i would never dare claim

And these

These will always be the remembered callouses of my soul.



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Alice Claudette said...
Jun. 21, 2011 at 9:11 am:
Such deep thoughts for such a young person; but, those that are young seem to feel the most.
 
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