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Surviving childhood

from beneath bangs
that glistened 
a summer's sun
were sky blue eyes
lost in the depths
of life

i remember 
the seventies
the most important thing
within her mind
was death

little wrists turned up
tracing her thoughts
with blades
that once cut paper
but now sliced more

her blood trickled down
voicing her pain
like the ink 
that now flows
from her pen

her scars remind her
though she remembers
all too well

no one noticed
at least not then

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  1. Date: 11/20/2012 8:09:00 PM
    I hope that ink,and only ink will stay flowing... Very nice!

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 11/20/2012 8:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you....and yes, only ink will flow! childhood left me many hidden memories, often they come out through my muse!
  1. Date: 11/18/2012 9:34:00 AM
    No child should ever have to deal with these emotions. I am so sorry if this has been part of your Existance. I hope this is just a poetic expression.

  1. Date: 11/16/2012 8:58:00 AM
    very profound Sandra, it was then and it is now, your words are deep, like the feeling that touches one that reads this ...

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 7:38:00 PM
    You have captured the aftermath of a suicide attempt that few could understand unless they have felt that pain or been severely depressed. It's remarkable and beautiful. Your description and comments make perfect sense. Another interesting aspect of this poem is the therapeutic look back as an adult. This is worthy of considerable recognition--but I'm afraid all I can do is say thanks.

  1. Date: 11/12/2012 5:51:00 AM
    Very nice my dear sweet poet friend.. deep piece the way I like them... hugs n more Michael

  1. Date: 11/12/2012 1:54:00 AM
    Nice poem Sandra, good luck with the contest!! Hugs - Laila

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 4:52:00 PM
    this is really good one on suicide survivors, if for that contest. I really like how you did this.

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 11/11/2012 4:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yes it is for the contest, and thank you for your kind reply! :)