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so hand over that defected scalpel in your bloodless hands
and watch carefully as I peel away this tainted skin
to make way for my blackened and corrupted
insides.
And everyone can finally see
the grotesque monster that lies deep within
this soiled excuse they seem to enjoy calling
a heart.

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder,
then why is it that I can't stand
gazing upon my reflection
every time I pass by a mirror?
I seem to be venting/ranting a lot in my poetry lately.

Can you blame me? I've got a surprisingly large dose of good ol' teenage angst in me, after all.

This will probably be the last upload for awhile. I just needed to get a few things out that my writer's block didn't seem to affect.
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Sandpiper28 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student General Artist
This is a very powerful poem.  Very good, and very emotional for so short a poem.
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Hetalia-Spain Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
((This makes me think differently about the saying you're beautiful on the inside. It gives it a whole other meaning to it. So whenever somebody denies their beauty, this is what I shall say; You are beautiful in you're own unique way, no matter what you may think, no matter what others may say.))
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Svitavotara Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
But...but...you are beautiful!
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Aha, thanks...
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Svitavotara Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
:hug:
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Thalana Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
What is Beauty?

It is not the image you would see nor the song you would hear,
But rather an image you see though you close your eyes and a song you hear though you shut your ears.
It is not the sap within the furrowed bark, nor a wing attached to a claw,
But rather a garden for ever in bloom and a flock of angels for ever in flight.

- -- beauty is life when life unveils her holy face.
But you are life and you are the veil.
Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
But you are eternity and you are the mirror.
-From Khalil Gibran- .

My dear - Beauty is You.
The next time you gaze in your mirror, close your eyes - maybe you can see more.
I know there is darkness in us all, it does not mean we are not beautiful.
But of course I have looked in the same mirror as you have.
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
...well damn.

This comment is brilliant.
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Thalana Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
I love poetry - And yours is wonderful :)
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Marmodre Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
AAh. I see the teenager in this one indeed. If you'd be reading this I'd like to ask one thing, though: is this you now, or past?
From a teenager to another, I guess.
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's me now.
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