Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Skin & Bone

My bag of bones 
Cuts me like sticks and stones 
Sharpening more and more everytime 
We lie 
We cheat 
We steal 
My scars never heal
We won't allow it 
They get deeper and deeper 
With every cut of painless steel 
Hiding behind an asian mask 
That's layered with blood and
Words that will never help a needed task 
And a heart that pumps to its last 
The damage done that will never 
Come undone is what we do everyday 
Killing our future is the price we pay
Beauty is skin deep and hatred 
Lies within the ones who feel 
They'll never be loved by a perfect ten 
Mirrors tell us we're ugly 
When its really our minds 
That do the dirty work 
We wish we could fly like a kite 
But our bag of bones 
Cuts like a knife 

Everywhere we go 
We never let it go 

© Anthony Desmond Scott. All Rights Reserved.

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Brian Miller said...

nice. i like the bag of bones...and lots of other vivid imagery...a perfect 10 is overrated you know..smiles. nice one shot!

Jingle Poetry said...

this is real poetry.
love your way of nailing it.

your imagination is unbeatable.


Reflections said...

Wonderful imagery... deep thoughts.

Steve said...

Thoughtful, almost raw.

Myrna R. said...

The imagery here touches my soul. Your writing is soulful and very real.

Ramey Channell said...

Words and images so perfect and overpowering, this is life becoming poetry.

Eric Alder said...

A strong and meaningful One Shot, Anthony!

Beachanny said...

Anthony so proud of you! This was beautiful and deep, searching for the things that destroy us..the bully within. Good work dear. Gay @beachanny

Shashi said...

Dear Anthony...
Very interesting thoughts... liked your words.."Come undone is what we do everyday
Killing our future is the price we pay"
Thanks for sharing...

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Hope said...

wow! your words speak truths. Felt every line, Very soulful as Myrna says.

enjoyed this very much
thank you

Olivia said...

Very powerful indeed Anthony! Thought provoking- Thanks for sharing this.. :)

Peace xxx

Olivia said...

Thank you so very much for your participation at Jingle Poetry potluck... with the solid support you give to us, we are able to keep going in the coming weeks.
Blessings fly your way, hope you well. Look forward to seeing you again.
Always, your talent is recognized, keep writing.

Jingle Poetry said...

Welcome to our potluck week 10, a poetry award is assigned upon submission.
Old poems are welcome …hurry up, you have 12 hours to go before we are closed.
Hope to see you there. Cheers!

tuberider said...

A very penetrating poem!