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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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Marmodre Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Shall I try to be realistic and blunt or simply say that you shouldn't need to feel it that way (or another kind of sweet-words(doubt-it-work)-stuff? Or I could simply shut up...
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CrazyCharlette1415 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd like to scrape that scalpel deeper in times of fake happiness and see what lies within sometime.
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Now wouldn't that be a lovely thing to do?
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theolivethief14 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ugh. I can't see this as relating to myself, but to others. Still, fantastic word choice and imagery.
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you.
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theolivethief14 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :3
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BandBunny Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
I love the word choice, it brings a lot of meaning to it! Great job!
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you.
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ShiningObsidian Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Wow. It's kind of unnerving how similar this is to how I see myself. Beautifully done.
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you.
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findmyface Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your venting is the best, I just wonder, if I dig too deep with the scalpel will I like what I find?
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I know that I don't exactly like what I find...but it's going to be different for every person.
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findmyface Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
True, that.
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forxa Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
That's deep.
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Depends on how deep you dig the scalpel.
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forxa Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
I meant the poetry sounds deep, but yeah, that too.
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I stick to my previous statement, because the scalpel can be anything. :)
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forxa Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Okee .3.
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