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Roses Still Have Thorns

June 24, 2019
By DanielleMamaril BRONZE, Vacaville, California
DanielleMamaril BRONZE, Vacaville, California
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Everything written by any woman was written by all women, because they all benefited from it. If one woman was a genius, it was proof that it was possible for the rest of them.

a rose garden grows in my mind

elegant but it’s full of thorns

Here I am, torn between life and death


Tear me apart

my breasts rip open

blood seep out in a gory scene

a Thorn lives inside me

and it devours my body

but my mind left unscathed

that's what they say at least


i don’t know Its name

only It craves freedom

a thorn is killing me

and i am at Its mercy


The author's comments:

Danielle is a teen writer that has published poetry in anthologies since 2013. She is an active member of her high school’s journalism club and writes for The Lit Nerds, a non-profit blog that specializes in literature, lifestyle, and pop culture. She intends to pursue an English bachelor’s after high school. 

When not writing, she can be found volunteering with children or learning meme-like songs on the saxophone. 

"Roses Still Have Thorns" was written when Danielle struggled with anorexia. The poem was inspired by loved ones' lack of understanding for eating disorders.

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