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Scarred for life

The needle hums
silenced only
by the whispers of pain
it chews upon my naked skin
and it's there my flesh
will never be the same

Another story told in a picture
begins to unfold
written and directed
by my imagination
produced by another
so the story can be told

Tho, judgement comes swift
for those who are scarred
it's a shame the narrow-minded
refuse to see it as an art
something unclean and hidden
that should remain in the dark

i stare at my creation
which is so deeply shaded
yet vivid, with brilliant splashes of ink
that i cant help but wonder
when i'm standing at the gates
what will the angels think


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  1. Date: 8/7/2010 6:20:00 AM
    Interesting take on tattooing Kurt. I don't have any myself, but as Sharon mentioned below. They can be works of art >> James

  1. Date: 6/25/2010 11:43:00 AM
    Interesting thoughts that you have penned in this one.Not sure exactly what you're talking about..Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my poem "Gushing Destruction"..John the writer of Revelations was from a different day and age seeing into the future by revelation of God and he had no way of knowing exactly what he was seeing since he had not seen things like cars, trucks, army equipment, A-bombs, H-bombs,etc..So it is possible that some of the things that we are experiencing is that.SK

  1. Date: 6/25/2010 1:01:00 AM
    Great poem, and some tattoos are most definitely art. Never plucked up the courage to get one myself though. Enjoyed the read ~ Sharon :)

  1. Date: 6/24/2010 11:57:00 PM
    Hi i love your poem.