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But, this body is a black hole,
a hollowed out womb-
and these palms are sandpaper
thin and bleeding a silent stigmata.

"Not yet ripe to fall from her bed,
too young to understand her own limbs-"

She folds back July's origami skin,
wishing for the warmth of winters kiss.
She is a raven heart, thumping wildly
against the whispers of vintage lips.

Her bed is empty,
but the sheets are red.
I get treated unfairly by the women I go to school with because I am younger. I don't have a child, or husband, so this makes me inferior. It also must mean I don't understand what it means to be a woman.

Please, enlighten me. -sarcasm-

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RoseScarlet Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student Writer
Wow. Amazing.
And those people are the inferior :stare:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
kellcelt97412 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013

This poem is really beautiful.


And don't feel inferior....rise above it and seek the good in yourself. Who cares what they think?

DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
Picajosan Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The idea that individual development follows a linear and universal plan is, in my humble opinion, completely misguided. Basically there are two choices: Either accept everyone as the individual they are, or see more than there is in every parallel, wrapping the people around you in prejudice and missing the chance to discover their unique personality.
I feel sorry for women who believe that they need children and a husband to be a woman.

Sorry for the rant. I like your poem, but I'm a little puzzled by the line about bleeding palms. I believe I've seen similar references in another poem of yours, but I don't think I quite get it. :)
Shannon-Sweeney Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Aww, thank you so much! :D
Shannon-Sweeney Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome :D
winterkate Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Writer
Oooh, this is lovely.
Age discrimination sucks. But you are one of the best writers I've seen in a long time.
Also, at your age, I'd be more worried if you had a husband or child. That would be troubling.
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
My mom got married at 19.
And one of my best friends from high school just got married. lol
But, yes. I agree.
I was never into being a teen mom like all the other girls. ha!
But still, they act like I don't understand anything because I don't have a child.
And they are trying to hook me up with older men. Blehhh!
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