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Paint It Black

January 1, 2011
By lilmartz PLATINUM, Perrysburg, Ohio
lilmartz PLATINUM, Perrysburg, Ohio
40 articles 5 photos 163 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live Life Like A Party That Never Ends

Black nail polish
War paint for my fingers
A sign, a story, about my past
Nails are strong and durable
I will never let you see me cry
Nails break wears and chips the paint
More pain is inflicted upon me
Dark images fill my head as painful memories are brought back to life
Some things you can never forget
I paint my nails black
To show the world what I’ve been through,
where I stand, and how I feel
In a broken world, true love can not exist
You learn that the people you love most cause you the most pain
And so I cover up the clear blue tears and the scarlet blood
With a heavy coat of black paint
To move beyond, but never forget
The pain I went through,
The suffering that brings me to where I am today,
And the heart throb that makes me who I am
This is why I paint it black

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This article has 25 comments.

mememelo said...
on Jan. 28 2011 at 4:27 pm
mememelo, Lamar, South Carolina
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wow i absolutely love this and can totally relate to it to. :) keep writing

on Jan. 26 2011 at 4:30 pm
whatshername GOLD, Carlsbad, California
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this is really really really good! its completely relatable and well written :)

on Jan. 15 2011 at 9:16 pm
Destinymarina SILVER, Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
im the type of girl that will brighten your day when i can\'t even brighten my own

Omg you are an amazing writer! i love love love this poem.

on Jan. 15 2011 at 12:00 pm
thedegraded SILVER, Medford, New York
6 articles 0 photos 8 comments

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So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be.

 I really enjoyed this take on the pain and sorrows of life. I could really understand the emotions and reasons that urge the black nails. Lovely! To paint a clearer image (no pun intended), I suggest possibly adding some more imagery. You did a great job of relaying emotions, but don't provide us with too many visuals besides black nails etc. 


on Jan. 13 2011 at 8:27 pm
theheartoflizz PLATINUM, Aurora, Colorado
21 articles 31 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I think the only reason people hold on to memories so tightly is because memories are the only things that don't change, when everything and everyone else does."

This is beautifully written. I love the whole idea of this, kind of giving an eerire vision as to why people wear black nail polish. I love your creativity in this poem. Good job. (: