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Beautiful Skin

July 6, 2011
By ErisRose DIAMOND, Ashburn, Virginia
ErisRose DIAMOND, Ashburn, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
Omnia vincit amor et nos cedamus amori- Love conquers all let us yield to love
Sweat Dries, Blood Clots, Bones Heal, Suck it up and dance!
If they give you ruled paper, write the other way

My skin
Once pure, untainted
Is now a mess
Of past lovers
Burning down my arms
Handprints scorch my face
Where bruises have long hidden
Under a mask of content
My shame is
Brought on me
By hands wondering
Feeling what is not theirs
A blade has left
Many tattoos
Spidery lines weaving
A web that’s too strong
For me to escape
Blood that dyes my soul
My skin once whole
Has been opened wide
So I could peer inside
But I could never see deep enough
To be quite satisfied
It’s no longer beautiful
When I gaze in a mirror
When I break glass, I still see
A lost girl in the fragments
My life one day may be beautiful
But my skin never will…

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