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i began to write love on my arms

[beforehand i just want to let you know that i wrote this in honor of November 17th. which is 
To Write Love On Her Arms Day. im hoping to come up with a better one before than. but i 
still hope you enjoy this quickly-wrote one(: ]

this is about me.
this is my story.
it is about my struggle,
my fall downs, 
&& all the breakdowns.
this is about every wound i placed upon my body.
over 60 self inflicted wounds,
that as my story went on they began to heal.
i stoped writing "give up" 
i began to write love on my arms
this is about me.
this is my story.
it is about my past.
how it haunted me for years,
&& how im still running from some of it.
this is how i went from a hood rat,
to me actually caring about myself.
i began to write love on my arms
this is about me.
this is my story.
it is about how i learned to keep the bottle off of my nightstand.
i dont need liquor running through my veins 24/7.
i started to look at life through sober eyes.
i began to write love on my arms
&& as i wrote this day after day, i saw that i was loved. 
i found comfort in better things then pills, liquor, && razorblades.
&& even though i am still in healing,
my story is not over.
&& it will never be.
i still write love on my arms

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010

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Date: 4/14/2017 3:29:00 PM
Empathy...that's how I feel.
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Date: 2/15/2016 7:13:00 PM
SARALYNN, Enjoyed the way you expressed every line. Please keep writing and sharing your poetry. LOVE LINDA
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Date: 12/2/2015 11:20:00 PM
SARALYNN, thank you for sharing.... Luv SKAT
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Date: 11/4/2010 11:41:00 PM
though it violates the traditional form of poetry it is a great poem
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Date: 11/3/2010 3:19:00 PM
First off: I love and follow TWLOHA myself and know this well. I know the pain of giving in to metal and the struggle to stop listening to it. I love this poem, and i am putting it into my favorites, great start here on soup. Second: welcome to Soup :). great structure and repetition in this. congratulations on this piece. --Madison
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Date: 11/3/2010 2:56:00 PM
Welcome to 'soup! I love this one, it's very meaningful, and descriptive, I like the imagery you've created in this poem :) keep it up! Hoping to read more------Ell
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Date: 11/3/2010 1:32:00 PM
Smile ~ Keep writing that love my dear but, not only upon "Your Precious Lifes" arms but also upon, "Your Beautiful Souls Heart 'My Dear, Precious & Priceless Saralynn!!!'" ~ Keep painting from that special place from, deep down inside &, glad to find it bright ~ "My Love & Warmth to 'You & Yours,'" John! ~ Smile, "Have A Very 'Blessed & Beautiful' Day Dear;" Bye!:) ~
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Date: 11/3/2010 6:40:00 AM
I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup Saralynn. Wishing you the best in your writing endeavors. You can look to the left side of the main page and find lots of information on PoetrySoup including contests by members of PoetrySoup and contests by the PoetrySoup site also which you as a new member and us oldies also may enter. If you have questions please feel free to ask ANYONE here. We are ALL willing to help and if we don't know the answer we will find someone who does. Love, Carol
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Date: 11/3/2010 4:55:00 AM
Welcome to Poetry Soup.. enjoyed reading your series poetry today with its theme on luv... hope u enjoy your time on the Soup and will enter some of the contests offered to members.. good luck with luv..
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