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Thank you for my fresh black eye;
I won’t need eye shadow tonight.
It also compliments my broken nose;
I touch the white bandage and strike a pose -
Aren’t I beautiful when I’m in pain?
You must think so; you hit me again.
I’m not complaining; I love my split lip,
And the purple bruises on my thighs and hips.
And the cigarette scars on my arms, 
Are like little red tattooed hearts -

And my friends say you don’t care about me - 
Ha! Just look at my body. 
The colors 

are breathtaking...


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  1. Date: 10/16/2013 9:18:00 PM
    nice win...PD

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 10:09:00 PM
    BES.. :) Congratulations! --LOVE-- ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 9:37:00 AM
    Susan, Powerful, frightening and painful! Congrats

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 6:47:00 AM
    A really dark poem, how sad to have a life like that. Very well written, Susan :) Congrats on the win!

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 4:50:00 AM
    Susan, strong message, effectively given. You paint pictures with your. Words, a true poet. Congrats on your win. Rick

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 8:21:00 PM
    Just love your style, Susan. It shines here!! Congrats on the win.

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 5:23:00 PM
    Susan, :-) Congratulations ~ Thanks for supporting my "descriptive poem" contest. Always yours truly* Linda

  1. Date: 10/12/2012 8:57:00 AM
    A difficult subject to tackle, but done with great skill!

  1. Date: 7/19/2012 10:51:00 AM
    Bringing the art into the light.Nice write,but I hate the thought of it...

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 9:38:00 AM
    Amazing!! Hope it's fiction :( Many Hugs for you..

  1. Date: 3/12/2012 10:11:00 AM
    Ow gee very powerful words here..Congrat.on your deserved win-Charma

  1. Date: 3/10/2012 12:37:00 PM
    A strong message, Susan. Congrats on your win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 3/8/2012 7:57:00 PM
    you touched me with this piece. i want to say come home to me. but for that we have to know each other. congrads in the contest.

  1. Date: 3/8/2012 8:12:00 AM
    sad picture you've painted but very strong poem indeed Susan...congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 3/7/2012 9:22:00 PM
    congrats Susan on another exciting win for this electrifying write luv.. impressive the way u colored it with words ..

  1. Date: 3/7/2012 11:03:00 AM
    This is an excellent approach to do the contest.Love it.Congratulations on your win Susan.

  1. Date: 3/7/2012 10:59:00 AM
    Good afternoon and congratulations on your win in P.D.'s "3rd place wins Only" contest Susan. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/7/2012 10:35:00 AM
    Oooh, very dark humor, Susan, but you sure do make your point. There are too many women who hide these "colorful" scars and live in fear of their spouses or boyfriends. Truly an amazing poem! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/7/2012 10:11:00 AM
    SUSNA, ,,.Congratulations! THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORTING ;-) my contest...much enjoyed your entry,~ always*PD

  1. Date: 3/7/2012 9:46:00 AM
    The funny thing is....that it was for your own contest!! I didnt check who was the sponsor! Silly Ruben! Have a nice day!