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Skin-Deep Exavacations

November 18, 2011
By OceanFey GOLD, North Potomac, Maryland
OceanFey GOLD, North Potomac, Maryland
12 articles 1 photo 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get. - Confucius

Skin-Deep Excavations

They dug into the soft undersides of my arms
Entrenching themselves in the tissue between my skin and bones
Oh how I hated
Those manicured cuticles
Shaped like perfect half-moon crescents
Taunting and cruel, the image of perfection and pain
And dreams built on twisted words
They excavated deep into my arms
And treacherous teardrops,
Briny and tinged with regret,
Stalked down the tip of my nose.

The author's comments:
This memory has stayed with me for a while.

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HaleyS. GOLD said...
on Dec. 7 2011 at 9:15 am
HaleyS. GOLD, Byram, Mississippi
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Favorite Quote:
If you drown, at least die knowing you were headed for the shore.
-Ray Bradbury

I this about being betrayed by someone? It sounds painful. Really like this poem. Simile's awesome!

on Dec. 6 2011 at 1:30 pm
SecretSasha SILVER, Cibolo, Texas
5 articles 0 photos 68 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It doesn't matter how slow you go as long as you don't stop"

I'm not sure what this is about, but I personally felt that it was an eating disorder personified... this is a really great poem.