I have told my secrets
through loves ink -
painted them to my skin
with watercolor defiance.
& writers, we sometimes
write about our scars
in riddles, layers upon
layers of thought, -
care for them
on the warlands
of our bodies.
we give them faces,
we give them names,
we give them gravestones.
We kill them off
in our stories,
make them villains,
make them heroes.
I have wrists that roar,
& I will be damned
if I don’t let them
tell their stories.
I think this sounded better in my head, but I'm glad I got it out regardless.
I don't know how this wasn't in my +favs already
The first 3 stanzas were definitely my favorite, short and simple enough but raw and powerful.
......wow. Just wow.
And I definetly do always put bits of myself in my work.
this is a really awesome poem. Great Job! I think it's very true, to some extent.
But I have a personal opinion about writing. It's probably not common, but it still in a one sided opinion, like always. I'm always trying to selfishly make myself unique. Because who wants to fade into reality, which is basically a fucking world of distinct opinions that are stitched together with lies?
But, this poem is extremely beautiful
Anyway, another great work. I really like that every little word in your works have a very great signifiance.
Have a nice day !
(Ah, and sorry for the long story, but your description made me think about it. I hope you don't mind )
And don't be sorry, I appreciate your thoughts!
you just expressed pretty much what I've been thinking about the act&feeling of writing in a few words and a lot more clearly than I could think of. Writing is one of the few things that keeps me on a track of continuity and stability, and I feel I would indeed be damned if I didn't have my characters to pour some things into them.
This was really, really good. Thanks for writing it