Burn | Teen Ink


March 30, 2009
By francheeze88 SILVER, Oak Park, Illinois
francheeze88 SILVER, Oak Park, Illinois
5 articles 6 photos 21 comments

you've not seen your mother suffer
behind cracked skin
underneath the burn;
pain, equal to that on the surface

the salt of her eyes, is smarting on her skin
and accompanied by shrill releases;
her body sears before my eyes.
and broken insides pour out
upon broken outsides

mother is broken
and I am left
with lotion and two hands
to sooth what breaks her heart
and cold will only calm
but when will the wounds heal?
dampened by this hopeless red
her heart will never fly

i am my mothers daughter
suffering through her pain

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on Jul. 12 2010 at 11:58 am
francheeze88 SILVER, Oak Park, Illinois
5 articles 6 photos 21 comments
Thank you so much!

on Jun. 29 2010 at 2:34 pm
sleeplessdreamer PLATINUM, Raleigh, North Carolina
30 articles 0 photos 332 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have always wanted to write in such a way that people say, 'I have always thought that but never found the words for it.'" -anonymous

One word: Breathtaking.

P.S. check out my work if you ever get the chance!

on May. 13 2009 at 3:44 am
brigeisfalling GOLD, San Juan Capistrano, California
17 articles 2 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself." ~Harvey Fierstein

"Never forget how beautiful you are" ~Gerard Way

AMAZING! It's so strong, vivid. Great imagery!

EdytD SILVER said...
on May. 5 2009 at 12:18 pm
EdytD SILVER, Livingston, New Jersey
6 articles 0 photos 258 comments
Great job! I love your strong imagery - it clearly portrays the strong feelings that the narrator has. It's a very strong poem.

I'd love if you took a look at my poetry. Thanks! :D

on Apr. 17 2009 at 1:56 pm
RebeccaY SILVER, Cape Coral, Florida
9 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We were all dealt our own hand in this game"

wow, that was really good.

you created a vivid image.


manda90 said...
on Apr. 13 2009 at 12:53 am
i love it

its so good you should put this in the magizine :)