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Petals and Thorns MAG

By Anonymous

     We are velvet, hemmed in lace,
Silken ribbons tie our waist.
Our hair is white, trimmed in gold,
With porcelain eyes of blue.
We are made of silver lining,
Our sunspot words are bright and shining.
We are sown of what we reap,
Needle and thread are we.
We are double-sided satin souls,
Empty spaces full of holes.
We are books lacking pages,
Judge us by our pretty faces.
We are angels pushed from the nest,
Failing to fly, we are demons at best.
We say we’ll heal you, stitch your wounds,
Turn your heart to patchwork.
We are born as clockwork deceivers,
Luring fools and all believers.
Life is not a game, we know,
Pull a thread and all will go.
We are velvet, hemmed in lace,
Silken ribbons tie our waists.
Our hearts are made up of fool’s gold,
Museum treasures on display.
Love is made of fool’s gold,
A game that only fools would play.

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This article has 19 comments.

i love this so much! SILVER said...
on May. 5 2017 at 3:04 am SILVER, Tirana, Other
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on May. 5 2017 at 3:04 am SILVER, Tirana, Other
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That sounds fun

on Apr. 8 2015 at 7:48 pm
TabithaL SILVER, Suffolk, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Speak only if it improves upon the silence"- Mahatma Gandhi

I got goosebumps, to be honest. It was very interesting. I am intrigued by your title!

on Apr. 19 2014 at 8:33 pm
nithyaswaminathan BRONZE, Pleasanton, California
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very well done! love the ending

on Apr. 21 2013 at 11:16 pm
simply_beautiful SILVER, Windsor, California
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Favorite Quote:
Good and evil go hand in hand- You cannot separate them.
-Marilyn Manson

i really really love this poem! you did a very very good job

on Jan. 1 2013 at 6:38 pm
WaffleOcean2934 PLATINUM, Rogers, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams-Eleanor Roosevelt

I love all the words!  This is a very cool poem!

on Dec. 22 2011 at 2:57 pm
loved it! keep up the good work!!

Duckie430 said...
on Nov. 8 2011 at 1:58 pm
Duckie430, Riverside, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
“The secret to life is being who you are and being happy with who you are.”
"Whatever does not kill you only makes you stronger."

good job keep writing!


lanna said...
on Nov. 1 2011 at 11:19 am
lanna, Wausaukee, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
I took my bruises, took my lumps fell down and got right back up.

deep very deep.

on Oct. 23 2011 at 3:39 pm
LearnLoveLaugh SILVER, Spokane, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"I always knew looking back on the tears would make me laugh, but I never knew looking back on the laughs would make me cry." by Unknown

sweet and insightful (: Very nice! I liked it!

on Nov. 21 2010 at 2:00 pm
holly.nicole SILVER, Templeton, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"It's Only Awkward, If You Make It Awkward."

I love this its very good!

ashley1 said...
on Sep. 16 2010 at 7:48 am
ashley1, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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This is clearly my favorite out of all the ones I've read so far. Every flower has its thorns.

on Aug. 25 2010 at 7:01 am
GetItOut BRONZE, Welland, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Quotations Form the beginning,
to the end,
My heart will beat for you.
And when it stops,
The pain will stop,
...The sorrow will stop,
The love will stop,
But the hurting will begin,

This piece is amazing ! I can't believe how talented and skilfully you are with your words, clearly this is one of my favorites :)

on May. 20 2010 at 8:24 am
CountryGothic GOLD, Somersworth, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
"Once something has been said, it cannot be said in other words." -Aristotle

Oh, you better be planning on submitting more work like this...magnificent. I adore your poem and yes, 'tis now in my favorites...A+++

Scrappydu said...
on Apr. 14 2010 at 11:51 am
Scrappydu, Saugus, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Trolls exist! They eat your socks, but only the left ones."

Fantastic, keep writing more!

bilbogirl GOLD said...
on Mar. 2 2010 at 6:50 pm
bilbogirl GOLD, Townsend, Delaware
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Favorite Quote:
If you cant rock it, dont even bother trying.

FAntastic, truly. You are an amazing poet. Please keep writing. Five stars!


on Feb. 7 2010 at 2:50 pm
lilyraven BRONZE, Veneta, Oregon
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Wow this is amazing. Once again I'm stunned by the talent found in TeenInk. Muy excellente!

on Jan. 22 2010 at 6:50 pm
FullmetalHeart, Woodbridge, Virginia
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absolutely beautiful. LOVE IT =D