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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:
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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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?

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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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Picajosan Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General 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. :)
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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
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Shannon-Sweeney Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome :D
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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.
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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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winterkate Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Writer
Yeah, that seems...I think they'll learn a lot, when their children grow up. You aren't like a blank person until a baby pops out of those hips. You do know things before then (clearly - you're pregnant). :D LOL.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Exactly! LOL
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Rapunzel13 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Great poem. That sucks you arent treated as an equal!
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, it does.
But I'm there to make the grade.
Not be their friend.
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Rapunzel13 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Good for you. :)
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It just irks me some times, and I had to put it on paper. lol
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Rapunzel13 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student General Artist
yeah I bet! Its good though that you have a way to express your emotions. Poetry is wonderful for that kind of thing :)
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, it is. :)
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starshinexx Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
possibly only jealous of you.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Possibly.
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vxxBlackRosexxv Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
don't listen to those peasantsss. Also, lovely poem uvu :heart:
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :heart:
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starlight879 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
I love your writing. And I go to school for Medical Assisting too!
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh sweet! <3
I love it so far.
But, I'm only in my 3rd quarter.

And thank you, I'm glad! :D
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starlight879 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Can I ask why you're not going into a career where you could use your writing skills?
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well i was originally an art major, but that fell though. And I needed something I knew I could use to support my family and I wouldn't have to leave town.
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starlight879 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Have you ever though about making a book of your poetry and getting it published and all that??
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, I'm working on a book now as a matter of face. :)
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starlight879 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
It will be great!
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
of face?? Wow--my phone is seriously out to get me tonight.
I meant fact. -_-; LOL
And yes, I hope so. :)
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MoonliteDragonfly Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I think it's dumb how people treat you differently just because you don't have kids. Just because you are younger than they are does not mean that they are better than you.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I know. Dx
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Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
???? What kind of school are you going to? Unless it's a collage (and even then there's freshmen who are too young to be having kids if you ask me) aren't all of you at the school a little young to be having kids?
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The college I attend is very, very small.
I'm talking 3-4 students per class.
I am the youngest, being 20 to their 30 +.
It is quite awkward.
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Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And you're telling me nearly all the girls their have kids? Wow. That's just, wow.

One would think your classmates would act more mature given their age range.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Many of them are married though.
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Geobukseon Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Writer
I know not a women's plight;
Nothing to the cause they fight,
But if you feel it only right,
Then I will lend you all my might.


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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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Geobukseon Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Writer
I'm curious to ask - what type of school do you go to?
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I go to a small college called Daymar for Medical Assisting.
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Geobukseon Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Writer
Ya, but you wrote in your comment section that some girls didn't like you because your younger... did you skip a grade or something?
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No.
I'm in college, but I am part of a very small campus and the people who attend are all 30 and older. I am the baby at 20.
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Geobukseon Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Writer
Ah. They're just jealous... they wish they were your age.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sure they do. lol
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Van-Dunkelschreiber Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well I'm guy so I don't know what it means to be a woman but just because you aren't at the same stage of life as they are doesn't mean you are inferior
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No, but they like to think I am.
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Van-Dunkelschreiber Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
who cares what they think there just a buch of bitches
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I don't. lol
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