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peeling back the paint of depression

August 1, 2013
By Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski


The paint covers her still body, draping over

Her frail chest, her protruding

Bones,

And her long-shut eyes; it blinds her

Anyways, and it

Fills her mouth, the paint, it takes her

Away from this landscape

It paints a new

Picture,

A new story, and depicts her as she used to be;

The paint, it heals her,

To walk again anew, and start over,

It coats

Her legs and forces her to get up

And walk—and,

The artist?

She watches the canvas come to life, a mini-version

Of herself,

Stepping off of the blank, white paper

And out of

Depression—

Alive,

The twin girls touch hands, the doppelganger

Gets as much of the

Paint

On her creator as she can, and so they

Save each other,

She

Saves herself;

She creates her own story and her own

Happy

Ending.



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on Aug. 3 2013 at 7:26 pm
Carpe-Caffeam GOLD, No Where, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” –David Letterman

*sigh* I love the word doppelganger. Awesomeness! I always love your ideas; they're so creative! My suggestion is to not start so many new lines as it's a bit difficult to read, but hey, it's fine because otherwise the poem's the symbol of perfection! :D <3


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