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Scarlet Fingernails

November 10, 2010
By RedheadAtHeart ELITE, Mountain Home, Idaho
RedheadAtHeart ELITE, Mountain Home, Idaho
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Favorite Quote:
Love with open hands. - Madeleine L'Engle

The girls, they all have scarlet fingernails.
They are seductresses. Their crimson claws
are ever reaching. If not one then another.
I don’t have those scarlet fingernails.
Sometimes I wish I did. When I see their cheap, easily
mistaken happiness. I envy them then.
I’ve tried to have scarlet fingernails. It
doesn’t work. I can do scarlet toenails,
but when I try to do fingernails it doesn’t work.
My fingernails are plain and simple.
Not much likes to hold onto my plain fingers.
My fan club is a niche cult.
I envy those girls who have
charmed the general population with their lovely red-adorned fingers.
But when I see them crying,
when their happiness is gone,
like how cheap toys break after five minutes,
I always remind myself how wonderful it is
that I’m not cut out for scarlet fingernails.

The author's comments:
I honestly have tried. It honestly doesn't work.

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on Nov. 27 2010 at 6:46 pm
TheGraeWolf GOLD, Pikeville, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Forget it and move forward, this is a New Era"

Kudos. You destroyed my argument ("But I adore you, E") by turning me into a niche cult. Curse you and good job! ;P