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For The Girl

May 20, 2014
By i_am_lord_troldemort SILVER, Marietta, Georgia
i_am_lord_troldemort SILVER, Marietta, Georgia
5 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Real gangster-ass Nerdfighters don’t run from nothing… ‘cause real gangster-ass Nerdfighters can’t run fast.”
“Saying 'I notice you're a nerd' is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?' In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even 'lame' is kind of lame. Saying 'You're lame' is like saying 'You walk with a limp.' Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he's done all right for himself.”

For the girl

with a burlap sack slung over her head

and hands tied with rope

thats too tight

and makes her wrists burn

even more than

when she slashed them

too many times

even more than

when her father hit them

with his belt

too hard

but not as much

as the burning in her throat

when she cried herself to sleep every night

or the blisters on her feet

from running away

and running back again

because at least "home"

has a roof

but all of that

is no where near as bad

as the pain

of wanting to die

too young.

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on May. 25 2014 at 9:47 pm
megthepoet ELITE, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Favorite Quote:
"We know what we are, but not what we may be" - Shakespeare

this is so powerful, thank you for sharing!

on May. 25 2014 at 11:01 am
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
325 articles 10 photos 1165 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

AMAAZING!!! wow I...I can't even describe how beautiful this is. Great job!
Can u check out my poem?

on May. 24 2014 at 8:48 pm
RhiannonH PLATINUM, Fort Wayne, Indiana
49 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
When life hands you lemons,make grape juice and then sit back and watch as the world wonders how you did it.

wow. i really started to tear up while reading this  

on May. 24 2014 at 3:29 pm
Luv4Ever SILVER, Jacksonville, Florida
7 articles 0 photos 199 comments

Favorite Quote:
A miracle is just another name for hard work
-Minho in "To The Beautiful You"

wow this is so deep my words cannot convey how i feel, amazing