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(battle scars.)

February 25, 2013
By jennyfaire BRONZE, East Williston, New York
jennyfaire BRONZE, East Williston, New York
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Favorite Quote:
write hard and clear about what hurts.

so one day a boy will come along
with lips that taste like gunpowder
and he will make you feel like your body is a war zone,
will kiss your neck and plant mines beneath your skin
and set them off with long, trailing fingers—
and sometimes you will feel like you are going to explode, like
there is shrapnel in your lungs and every breath is its own battle

just remember that you have a home court advantage
that your heart only rests between beats
and when they burned percy’s body
his saltwater heart was the only thing that was left in the ashes
and mary kept it until the day she died

there are things in this world that are larger than destruction
the universe is wide and wild and some things are stronger after they break

your body is a war zone but you are not a ruin.

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This article has 11 comments.

on Aug. 5 2013 at 11:31 am
I think Percy and Mary refers to the Shelleys. Mary Shelley (yes, the author of Frankenstein) had Percy's body cremated when he was killed in a sailing accident. Percy was her husband.

asian poet said...
on May. 23 2013 at 12:01 am
Who is Percy and Mary mentioned in this poem?

on Mar. 3 2013 at 2:23 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1136 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

Just plain simple: WOW

on Mar. 2 2013 at 10:26 pm
Rebel21 PLATINUM, St. Catharines, Other
20 articles 0 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
Where there is desire, there is gonna be a flame,
Where there is a flame someone's bound to get burned.
Just because it burns doesn't mean you're gonna die,
You've got to get up and try.

This is truly inspiring to every girl out there. Brilliant job, can't wait to read more that you write

on Mar. 2 2013 at 10:11 pm
mynameislucy GOLD, New City, New York
13 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
I myself am entirely made of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.

This is fantastic

KylieK GOLD said...
on Mar. 2 2013 at 9:36 pm
KylieK GOLD, Mt. Washington, Kentucky
11 articles 0 photos 270 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To love is to surpass one's self."

This deserves to be published.

on Mar. 2 2013 at 9:02 pm
Shadowlight PLATINUM, Chatsworth, Georgia
39 articles 0 photos 8 comments
Great job on the poem, i love it. Could you please review some of my work, it seems nobody else wants to. 

on Mar. 2 2013 at 7:20 pm
Wow, this is so good! You've really got a way with words and I'd love to see more of your work!

sj6073 said...
on Mar. 2 2013 at 7:20 pm
This is lovely!

dina said...
on Mar. 2 2013 at 7:19 pm
wow this is really good! 

altavoce said...
on Mar. 2 2013 at 6:44 pm
I really love this poem, it's beautiful and so well-written! Congrats Jenny! :)