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peeling back the paint of depression

August 1, 2013
By Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1159 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

The paint covers her still body, draping over

Her frail chest, her protruding


And her long-shut eyes; it blinds her

Anyways, and it

Fills her mouth, the paint, it takes her

Away from this landscape

It paints a new


A new story, and depicts her as she used to be;

The paint, it heals her,

To walk again anew, and start over,

It coats

Her legs and forces her to get up

And walk—and,

The artist?

She watches the canvas come to life, a mini-version

Of herself,

Stepping off of the blank, white paper

And out of



The twin girls touch hands, the doppelganger

Gets as much of the


On her creator as she can, and so they

Save each other,


Saves herself;

She creates her own story and her own



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on Aug. 3 2013 at 7:26 pm
Carpe-Caffeam GOLD, No Where, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 444 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” –David Letterman

*sigh* I love the word doppelganger. Awesomeness! I always love your ideas; they're so creative! My suggestion is to not start so many new lines as it's a bit difficult to read, but hey, it's fine because otherwise the poem's the symbol of perfection! :D <3