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Her Masterpiece Is Her Story

Her paintbrush is a razor,
Her canvas, her wrists,
"I deserve the pain."
She shrugs and insists.

One day the brush will push down,
And it will cut so deep,
That this girl will fall
into an eternal sleep.

She doesn't remember how she started
What brought her interest to this,
How do you discover,
that cutting is your form of bliss?

No one would have guessed that she does it.
No one would have considered this one.
This girl is forever fighting a battle,
that she thinks the demons have won.

Her artwork is all over her,
Her beauty is on her thighs,
and if you look in her old trash,
you'll find her letters of goodbye.

Her masterpiece is quite disturbing,
Her masterpiece is a little gory,
Her artwork is her escape.
Let me tell you her story.

She compares herself to every person,
She is compared to each girl.
She thinks she's hideous,
And there's this boy that is her world.

She was bullied and picked on,
She was teased from head to toe,
Hard to believe that her best friend,
was her one and only foe.

Then later she disliked every little thing,
Her body, face and even her mind,
Soon she saw she was a failure,
and it was just in due time...

That this girl couldn't take it anymore
She'd decided she was done living this,
So one day she went home
and decided to end it.

Everyday for multiple days,
This girl would try to drown,
Hard to believe this girl at school,
never ever wore a frown.

Sometimes she'd just fall asleep crying,
Praying that she'd be enough,
Because she didn't want to leave her family.
She knew about their sweet love.

This girl found hope in small things eventually,
She soon would see this beautiful light,
and find a REAL best friend,
that helped her put up a fight.

Her masterpiece soon was leaving,
Her artwork was almost faded,
and it gave her a sick feeling,
the feeling of being jaded.

She found a boy that actually loved her,
And showed her love exists,
And this boy too had a masterpiece,
placed close to his wrists.

He related to her and she related to him.
She kissed his artwork and said he's not alone,
When she cut herself it hurt him,
Her masterpiece now wasn't just her own.

Her masterpiece effected others,
Her artwork wasn't just for herself,
She now had people, 
who saw her cries for help.

And then her family found out,
So then they saw the art too,
to them they were just scars,
To her they were the truth.

She's trying to be okay now,
She thinks she might survive,
Even though they didn't think
to take away the knives.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013

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Date: 7/27/2019 4:50:00 PM
My heart is on the floor and I want to bring you crayons and a whole box of paper. We can draw together and invite all the others... I think the pages need to be full of the flowers I want to bring, but do not have the suitcases to carry them. Blessings on your day my friend. I would not forget the knives. I would, however, bring you a chunk of wood and a challenge. Ann
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Date: 2/22/2019 6:27:00 PM
Hello Madison, yes they should have taken away the knives, faraway as possible. A very sad poem. have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 10/30/2018 3:08:00 PM
Hi Madison! I happened to stumble upon your poem while looking for a poem to read out loud and I decided to read yours :) I just wanted to ask what message YOU were trying to convey through this poem?
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Date: 8/28/2017 5:44:00 AM
A deep, thoughtful and goosebump-instilling piece, Madison. Well-written, but oh so sad. Regards, John.
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Date: 9/10/2016 6:26:00 AM
A most chilling poem, Madison...But undeniably very well written! My best regards. :) john
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Date: 6/25/2016 3:07:00 AM
Very creatively written. I like the flow in this piece.
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Date: 10/8/2015 2:04:00 AM
Very well done
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Date: 2/2/2015 11:51:00 AM
I honestly thought you knew my story it's so fitting. Thank you for it. It's so emotional. I absolutely love it. Thank you for writing it.
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Date: 1/8/2015 2:46:00 PM
One of my favorite poems of all time. I just joined up and I take most of my inspiration from this poem. This work is what got me into writing in the first place. Thank You.
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Date: 12/9/2014 4:40:00 AM
that was written so well, I am amazed, all that sadness twisted into pretty words, I know depression all to well, I lived with it forever, it will never go away, knowing your not alone helps, I find when someone I know or don't know leaves us I feel a piece of me going with them,
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Date: 6/19/2013 1:52:00 PM
Hello Madison,. Dropping in with a nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. I’m here to invite you on over to my latest contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side* please consider my contest* hopefully you find this place to be the comfort zone your pen is looking for. If you ever need or seek feedback on a certain poem, click on my name any time you like. I’m looking forward in following you and your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy this community; we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend Linda
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Madison Marie
Date: 6/19/2013 6:40:00 PM
Nice to meet you, thanks! So far I love this place. I'm probably going to post more today actually. Thanks for the welcome. <3
Date: 6/19/2013 8:06:00 AM
Hi Madison, i hope everything turns out okay for her... enjoyed.., Stopping by with a nice and sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup fan....... God Bless........... Hugs* SKAT
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Madison Marie
Date: 6/19/2013 6:39:00 PM
You'll see how everything turns out for the girl, I'm working on a part two as we speak. Thank you for the welcome. Nice to meet you I'll drop by sometime. :)
Date: 6/19/2013 5:14:00 AM
Hey, Marie! - Pleased to read your first poem in the P-Soup! - You write very well. - Welcome to P-Soup, hope you will get much pleasure from sharing your thoughts and words here with us :) - Here it is: give to get, comments - then you will get feedback on your writing - I love get feedback on what I write. - Wish you luck my "new friend" - Have fun with poetry! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
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Madison Marie
Date: 6/19/2013 6:39:00 PM
Thank you so much!! I'll check out your work. :)
Date: 6/18/2013 11:48:00 AM
That was a beautiful poem, Madison. I am so proud of you! I think this had to be my favorite by you. Keep it up girl, I know you can. :) I love you, keep writing more poems and post them on here. I think this will be a good thing for you! :) Love you with all of my heart, Madison. <3 -Ana
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Madison Marie
Date: 6/18/2013 11:54:00 AM
Ahh, thank you so much, beautiful. I think it might be my favorite too, I like it a lot. I am going to post a lot of poems on here, I can already tell. Thank you for showing me this site. :) I love you too. <3