Scabbard | Teen Ink


April 19, 2022
By TheRareBreed PLATINUM, Lambertville, Michigan
TheRareBreed PLATINUM, Lambertville, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
“The apple doesn't fall far from the tree." I guess that means we're just products of whoever made us and we don't have much control. The thing is, when people use that phrase, they ignore the most critical part: the falling. Within the logic of that saying, the apple falls every single time. Not falling isn't an option. So, if the apple has to fall, the most important question in my mind is what happens to it upon hitting the ground? Does it touch down with barely a scratch? Or does it smash on impact? Two vastly different fates. When you think about it, who cares about its proximity to the tree or what type of tree spawned it? What really makes all the difference, then, is how we land.”
― Val Emmich, Dear Evan Hansen

Using my arm

As a scabbard

I scar my arm

And plunge

The dagger

Drip and drop

Down my arm it flows

Into the mud

Red as blood

Thick as thieves

It hurts and bleeds

As do I

When you hold

The sins

For which Im tried

Against the one

Who never knew

Exactly what

He did to you

The author's comments:

Ever feel like depression will win? so do we all, within our sins. I hope you see that were still here. we fought our battles and held you dear. So please remember that for all your faults, lives worth living, even if it halts.

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